Miso Fudge Brownies

Have you ever thought of adding miso paste to your brownies to make the perfect sweet yet umami Miso Fudge Brownies? Just like making Mochi Brownies, this recipe is a way to kick up your standard brownie recipe!

Make these miso fudge brownies with miso paste and a chocolate bar!
Make these miso fudge brownies with miso paste and a chocolate bar!

Ingredients

  • Butter: Use your favorite butter for this recipe.
  • Sugar: Using white granulated sugar is the best way to sweetened your miso brownies!
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder: This will give the chocolate-y goodness to this brownie recipe!
  • Vanilla: A little bit of vanilla will balance out the chocolate in this recipe.
  • Eggs: Adding a protein, such as eggs, is a great way to bind the fats and carbs in this recipe together. Adding eggs also will add to the fudge-yness.
  • Flour: Add flour to give these miso brownies some substance.
  • Miso paste: Find miso paste at your local grocery store to add to this recipe. The miso will pack a bit of unexpected (yet delicious) umami into the brownies. It’s a great way to cut the richness and sweetness.
  • Sea Salt: Add a pinch of sea salt to the batter and sprinkle some on top of your brownies before baking.
  • Chocolate Bar: I enjoy using a dark chocolate bar, but you can use any kind of chocolate. Adding in full chocolate pieces as the last step will give you perfectly melted chunks in your brownies.

How to Make Miso Fudge Brownies

Preheat your oven to 350°F. Generously grease a 8×8 pan. Set aside.

Combine the ingredients for the brownies.
Combine the ingredients for the brownies.

In a large bowl, mix together the cocoa powder, flour, and salt. Set aside.

With a mixer, beat the softened butter until smooth, then add in the sugar and beat until combined. Then add in the vanilla and eggs. Once combined, add in the miso paste. Then, sift in the dry ingredients that were combined in the above step.

Pour the brownie batter into a greased pan before baking.
Pour the brownie batter into a greased pan before baking.

Once the batter is ready, take a sharp knife (or even just using your hands will work) and chop up the chocolate bar. Stir the chocolate into the batter.

Pour the batter into the greased baking dish and bake for 30 minutes, or until the center is just underbaked and the edges are crispy. Remove from the oven and allow it to cool and set for at least 30 minutes.

Cut into squares and enjoy!

What is Miso?

Miso paste is used to give many dishes a savory umami flavor.
Miso paste is used to give many dishes a savory umami flavor.

Usually seen as a paste, miso is a fermented soy bean product that is often seen in Japanese cooking. It’s made by combining the soy paste, koji (a type of fermented rice) and salt together.

While miso is a tasty way to add a savouriness to your dishes, it is also packed full with nutrients. Miso is great for your digestion and gut, as it promotes healthy gut bacteria, known as probiotics.

Generally, when people think of miso, they think of miso soup! Miso soup is a comforting Japanese side dish that is made by combining the miso paste, water, tofu and seaweed together. While this is a delicious way to consume miso, it’s only scratching the surface for what you can do with the ingredient!

You can use miso in place of other salty ingredients, such as chicken bouillon. Or, add miso paste to marinades, such as adding it to a chicken marinade to give the dish a richer umami flavor.

Tell me how you use your miso paste in the comments below!

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Miso Fudge Brownies

5.0 from 1 vote
Recipe by Sarah
Course: Desserts, Easy Recipes, Holiday Favorites, Quick u0026amp; Easy
Servings

12

servings
Prep time

30

minutes
Cooking time

1

hour 
Calories

240

kcal

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened

  • 1 1/2 cups white granulated sugar

  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 3 eggs

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

  • 4 tablespoons miso paste

  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

  • 1 dark chocolate bar

Directions

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F. Generously grease a 8×8 pan. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the cocoa powder, flour, and salt. Set aside.
  • With a mixer, beat the softened butter until smooth, then add in the sugar and beat until combined. Then add in the vanilla and eggs. Once combined, add in the miso paste. Then, sift in the dry ingredients that were combined in the above step.
  • Once the batter is ready, take a sharp knife (or even just using your hands will work) and chop up the chocolate bar. Stir the chocolate into the batter.
  • Pour the batter into the greased baking dish and bake for 30 minutes, or until the center is just underbaked and the edges are crispy. Remove from the oven and allow it to cool and set for at least 30 minutes.
  • Cut into squares and enjoy!

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