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Vegan Spinach Brownie Recipe

Brownie Recipe With an Unexpected Secret Ingredient!



Who doesn't love a brownie? Nutritionist and registered dietitian Cynthia Sass has created a recipe to healthify the treat: she adds spinach to the batter. Fear not! Your taste buds will have no idea these brownies are fortified with green stuff. Watch the video to learn just has she does it!

To see the recipe keep reading.

Vegan Brownies With Spinach

Ingredients

1/2 cup organic whole-wheat pastry flour
1/2 cup almond flour
1 cup organic raw sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 cups raw spinach
1/4 cup dark semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the flours, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In blender, whip the water, olive oil, vanilla, and spinach. Mix until smooth.
  4. Fold wet ingredients into the flour mixture until it forms a uniform batter. Add chocolate chips.
  5. Spread evenly in a 9-by-13-inch baking pan. Bake for 15–20 minutes in preheated oven or until the top is no longer shiny. Let cool for at least 10 minutes before cutting.
  6. Serve with in-season fruit puree if desired.

Makes 8 servings.

Nutritional information per serving: calories 350, fiber 3 g, protein 4 g.

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Join The Conversation
Solei Solei 3 years
This is truly a decadent treat! I made mine using buckwheat flour and 1/2 cup raw sugar. It was so tasty that even my picky sister enjoyed it. There's really no need for eggs in this recipe.
Leticia3004454 Leticia3004454 3 years
I'm always looking for recipes without egg ever since finding out I'm\u00a0sensitive\u00a0- thanks!
silverwhitemoon silverwhitemoon 3 years
I made these with two changes - I added an egg.\u00a0 I'm not vegan and have never made brownies without at least one egg.\u00a0 And, I thought e.v.o.o. would taste weird, so I used 1/4 cup peanut oil and 1/4 cup almond oil.\u00a0 I thought they were kind of bitter with a weird aftertaste - but - strangely enough, my picky six year old really liked them, even though - or maybe because - he knew there was spinach in there. My husband - who is also picky liked them too.\u00a0
Carm2587860 Carm2587860 4 years
olive oil? Way too strong a flavour for this recipe. Spinach ok but not tempted to try baking this
Maureen2342880 Maureen2342880 4 years
This I'm gonna make ;) I love Spinach!
janetmouse janetmouse 4 years
This looks great...and easy too...will def try!!
davvik davvik 4 years
If you want a healthy brownie just use black beans. You mix them in a food processor with baking soda, cocoa powder, sweetener and bake it.
Camilla-Salem Camilla-Salem 4 years
LOVE this! i can't wait to make these immediately. I love sneaking spinach into my dishes unexpectedly!
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