Salted Chocolate Cherry Brownies

I am super excited it is the cherry season here California! And I decided to make them into cherry brownies. Slightly sweet, moist, dense chocolate brownies that are full of chocolate with a hint of cherry flavor. Unlike most brownies, I added my personal touch of orange blossom water and a dash of sea salt. This way, you get cherry, chocolate, floral, and a hint of saltiness in each bite. Doesn’t that sound delicious? I bet this cherry brownies recipe will you be your favorite summer dessert!

Salted Chocolate Cherry Brownies

Cherry Brownies Ingredients

Brownies

Baking is not exactly my strength, so for this recipe, I did use some help with a boxed brownie mix. Now, before you go ahead and judge me, I am using an organic certified, non-GMO verified, and fair trade chocolate brownie mix! This brownie mix is also vegan-friendly!

The reason why I chose this brownie mix is that the ingredient is super clean and simple. Not mentioning the ingredients are organic certified and non-GMO verified. There are no words you don’t recognize, nor do you have to read lines and lines of ingredients.

BrandFood Stir Organic Chocolate Lover Brownie MixSimple Mills Almond Flour Brownie Mix- 12.9ozBetty Crocker Fudge Brownie Mix - 18.3ozEnjoy Life Brownie Baking MixGhirardelli Double Chocolate Brownie Mix - 20 oz.
IngredientsOrganic Cane Sugar, Organic Unbleached Wheat Flour, Equal Exchange Organic Fair Trade Cocoa Powder (Processed with Alkali), Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Vanilla Flavor, Sea Salt.Almond Flour, Organic Coconut Sugar, Chocolate chips (cane sugar, cocoa liquor, cocoa butter), Dutch Cocoa Powder, Tapioca Starch, Arrowroot, Sea Salt, Baking SodaSugar, Enriched Flour Bleached (Wheat Flour, Niacin, Iron, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Cocoa Processed With Alkali, Palm Oil, Corn Syrup. Contains 2% Or Less Of: Corn Starch, Carob Powder, Salt, Canola Oil, Artificial Flavor.
Dried Cane Syrup, Chocolate Chips (Dried Cane Sugar, Unsweetened Chocolate, Cocoa Butter), Cocoa Powder, Sprouted Brown Rice Protein, Teff Flour, Rice Starch, Flaxseed Meal, Algal Protein, Tapioca Starch, Natural Vanilla Flavor, Leavening (Cream of Tartar, Baking Soda, Monocalcium Phosphate), Salt, Probiotic (Organic Inulin [Blue Agave Plant], Bacillus coagulans GBI-30 6086).Sugar, Enriched Bleached Flour (Wheat Flour, Malted Barley Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips (Sugar, Unsweetened Chocolate, Cocoa Butter, Whole Milk Powder, Soy Lecithin [Emulsifier], Vanilla Extract), Cocoa, Soybean Oil, Cocoa (Processed With Alkali), Less Than 2% Of: Artificial Flavor, Baking Soda, Salt.
Sugar18g per serving. 12 Serving. 9g per serving. 16 Serving15g per serving. 20 Serving.14g per serving. 14 Serving.19g per serving. 16 Serving.
Third Party CertificationUSDA organic certified, non GMO verified non GMO verified non GMO verified
Gluten Free CertifiedNo YesNoYesNo
Vegan Certified YesNoNoYesNo

Cherries

When it comes to cherries, organic is a must for, and it should be too for you! Cherries are on the EWG dirty dozen list. If you are not familiar with Dirty Dozen List, it means each of these foods tested positive for a number of different pesticide residues and contained higher concentrations of pesticides than other produce.

According to EWG’s 2019 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce™, more than 90 percent of samples of strawberries, apples, cherries, spinach, nectarines, and kale tested positive for residues of two or more pesticides.

Health Benefit of Cherry

  • Full of antioxidants
    Studies have shown cherries proved their powerful anti-inflammatory properties due to a high concentration of polyphenols and vitamin C. 

    Cherries are pack with anthocyanins—the antioxidant responsible for giving cherries their deep red color. These anthocyanins help protect against heart diseasecancer, and even obesity.
  • Promote Healthy Sleep
    Studies show cherries not only help provide improved sleep quality, but they also fight against sleep disorders like insomnia.
  • They Reduce Post-Exercise Pain
    One study from the Department of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation at Northumbria University studied the effects of tart cherries on cyclists and found them to be an effective source for accelerating muscle recovery and preventing exercise-induced inflammation. 

    Another study from the Sports and Exercise Science Research Center in London found that the antioxidant properties of cherries can help reduce the oxidative damage produced during intensive workouts.
  • Cherries Protect Against and Fight Diabetes
    Cherries are rank lower on the glycemic index than many fruits. For diabetics or those at risk, cherries can help regulate blood sugar and insulin levels, preventing spikes and crashes.
  • Battle Belly Fat
    Researchers found that tart cherries have significant weight management benefits for animals, including reduced belly fat.
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Salted Chocolate Cherry Brownies

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Print Recipe
Salted Chocolate Cherry Brownies
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Chocolate
Prep Time 10 Mintues
Cook Time 25 Mintues
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1 Box Foodstirs Brownie Mix
  • 2 Tablespoon Orange Blossom Water (Optional)
  • 1/4-1/3 Cup Organic Cherry
  • 1 Teaspoon Sea salt Or Himalayan salt
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Chocolate
Prep Time 10 Mintues
Cook Time 25 Mintues
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1 Box Foodstirs Brownie Mix
  • 2 Tablespoon Orange Blossom Water (Optional)
  • 1/4-1/3 Cup Organic Cherry
  • 1 Teaspoon Sea salt Or Himalayan salt
Instructions
  1. Mix the brownie according to box direction. Mix with orange blossom water (brownie will come out with lighter than it smell).
  2. Slice the cherries into quarters and remove the pit. Then add and mix into the brownie batter.
  3. Box says you should bake 19-22 minutes. I usually bake it for 25 because of the added cherry and additional blossom water.
  4. Once it is baked, sprinkle sea salt (base on personal preference)
Recipe Notes

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