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spinach brownies stacked on top of each other with a bite missing from the top brownie

Super Sneaky Spinach Brownies

These spinach brownies look and taste like the real thing, but have the added bonus of nutrient packed spinach!
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Baked Goods, Kid friendly
Keyword hidden veggies, spinach
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 9 brownies
Calories 215 kcal
Author Morgan


  • 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


  1. Preheat the oven to 350.
  2. Melt butter in a large bowl. Whisk in chocolate until melted completely.
  3. Whisk in butter, sugar, vanilla, eggs, cocoa powder, and spinach puree.
  4. Add in flour, salt, and baking powder, mixing gently until just incorporated.
  5. Line an 8x8 pan with parchment paper and spread brownie mix into the pan.
  6. 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!

Recipe Notes

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.

Nutrition Facts
Super Sneaky Spinach Brownies
Amount Per Serving (1 brownie)
Calories 215 Calories from Fat 118
% Daily Value*
Fat 13.06g20%
Saturated Fat 7.1g44%
Trans Fat 0.211g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.62g
Monounsaturated Fat 4.066g
Cholesterol 151mg50%
Sodium 198mg9%
Potassium 307mg9%
Carbohydrates 22.33g7%
Fiber 3.3g14%
Sugar 8.88g10%
Protein 5.68g11%
Vitamin A 8500IU170%
Vitamin C 1.7mg2%
Calcium 70mg7%
Iron 3.6mg20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.