Spinach brownies are a 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. Get ready – this hidden veggie recipe is going to become a healthy dessert favorite!
Sometimes I concoct a recipe and even I think it sounds plain wrong.
How Spinach Brownies Came to be..
This particular recipe came to fruition when we experienced our first snow storm of the season.
Since baking with kids is one of my favorite ways to keep littles occupied, I set to
Except – 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 vegetable puree, which is simple to make. 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.
You can use fresh or frozen spinach here since we’ll be using a puree. If you’ve never done so before, just take your green and put them into a high speed blender.
If you’re using frozen greens, make sure to defrost them. Add a tablespoon or so of water to help get them moving.
You can also sub in other greens, just skip any that have a TON of flavor.
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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