Spinach brownies might sound like an oxymoron, but they’re better for you dessert the whole family will love! This veggie brownies recipe is packed with chocolate and spinach making it a kid-friendly snack. Hidden veggie recipes are a great way to get picky eaters to eat more nutritiously without stress. Your picky child won’t even know this sneaky treat is good for them!
Sometimes I concoct a recipe and even I think it sounds plain wrong.
A snowstorm inspiration!
This particular recipe came to fruition when we experienced our first snow storm of the season.
God bless my husband. He always keeps an eye on the weather and reminded me I should stock up on essentials. Baking with kids is always one of my favorite activities.
So, I set to
But I soon realized I didn’t want to be stuck indoors with 2 kids packed with sugar. And, well, brownies with spinach were born.
This spinach recipe for kids blends the best of two worlds. Fudgy, chocolatey brownies and super secret veggie that your kids won’t know is there.
Tips for making veggie brownies
Deceptively simple, this treat will be even better if you follow these tips.
- Spinach comes in the form of a puree, which is simple to make. Learn to make vegetable puree here. Spinach baby food is also an option.
- As with any good brownie, underbake it! Overcooking will make it dry and blech.
- The texture of these is a “fudgy cakey” brownie – literally the only way to describe it. They’re moist and dense, but also more of a cake texture due to the puree.
Super Sneaky Spinach Brownies
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Super Sneaky Spinach Brownies
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips + extra
- 3/4 cup spinach puree
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 3/4 cup flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Preheat the oven to 350.
- Melt butter in a large bowl. Whisk in chocolate until melted completely.
- Whisk in butter, sugar, vanilla, eggs, cocoa powder, and spinach puree.
- Add in flour, salt, and baking powder, mixing gently until just incorporated.
- Line an 8×8 pan with parchment paper and spread brownie mix into the pan.
- Sprinkle with remaining chocolate chips and bake for 25 minutes. or until the middle looks no longer wet. They will not be totally cooked, but will set and cook through after removing from the oven. DO NOT OVER BAKE or they will be dry!
For more chocolatey goodness, stir in 1/4 cup of chips into the batter when adding flour. Do not over mix, you want the least amount of gluten you can. Take brownies out when they’re still a big undercooked to avoid dry brownies.
Okay, so tell me – what are your snow day essentials? Do you like the snow? Let me know in the comments!
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