There are several reasons why making turmeric ginger brownies can be a great idea! Making turmeric ginger brownies allows you to combine health benefits, unique flavors, and culinary adventure into a delightful and enjoyable dessert experience. It's a chance to infuse a touch of spice and goodness into your baking endeavors.
The health benefits of ginger and turmeric in cooking
Turmeric and ginger have both been used for centuries in Indian and Asian cuisines, as well as in traditional medicine. They have distinctive flavors and are known for their incredible health benefits. Turmeric is rich in antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties, while ginger has anti-nausea and anti-inflammatory effects. The combination of these two spices in this dessert adds a unique and flavorful twist to a classic blondie recipe.
We used fermented turmeric and aged black ginger in this recipe. If you’re using traditional ginger and turmeric, you may need to adjust the listed amounts as the flavors can vary a bit.
Fermented turmeric is much more bioavailable than regular turmeric, so there’s no need to add black pepper! Aged black ginger may also have more potent health benefits than regular ginger.
Ingredients you will need for your turmeric ginger blondie bars:
½ cup melted butter
¾ cup packed brown sugar
1 egg 1 tsp vanilla
½ tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp baking soda
Pinch of salt
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tbsp fermented turmeric
2 tsp aged black ginger
½ tsp cardamom
Step by step directions for turmeric ginger brownies:
Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease an 8-inch square baking pan with cooking spray or line it with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and spices (turmeric, ginger, cardamom). Set aside.
In a large bowl, melt the butter. Add the brown sugar and whisk until well combined.
Add the eggs and vanilla extract, and whisk again until well combined.
Add the dry ingredients to the butter/sugar mixture and mix until just combined.
Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan and spread it out evenly.
Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the brownies comes out clean.
Let the brownies cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
The bottom line: Try these turmeric and ginger brownies!
These turmeric and ginger brownies are a delicious and unique dessert that is perfect for any occasion. The warm and slightly spicy flavor of ginger complements the turmeric perfectly, making these brownies a crowd-pleaser. Whether you're serving them for dessert after a dinner party or as a midday treat, they're sure to be a hit. Give this recipe a try and enjoy the delicious and healthy benefits of turmeric and ginger in your blondies.
Read about 14 health benefits of turmeric here.