Saturday, January 3, 2015

Brownies- Secret Ingredient Spinach!






Yes, carrot is also in the brownie which you can see the tiny bits that refused to be pureed!

It almost looks like fudge but I like brownies that are gooey and this one is so rich and decadent you would never guess spinach is one of the ingredients.

You might of noticed I like making unusual recipes. This recipe is from  Deceptively Delicious, a cookbook from Jessica Seinfeld .


Ingredients:

3 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate ( I used chocolate chips)
1/2 cup carrot puree (After peeling and trimming the ends, steam for 10-12 minutes and then puree in a food processor for 2 minutes)
1/2 cup spinach puree (can use fresh- I used canned)
1/2 cup firmly packed light or dark brown sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tablespoons trans-fat-free soft tub margarine spread (I used butter)
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 large egg whites ( used 1 egg)
3/4 cup oat flour, or all-purpose flour ( used all purpose flour)
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350°F. 

Coat an 8×8-inch baking pan with cooking spray or line the pan with parchment paper. 

Melt the chocolate in a double boiler or over a very low flame (or do it in the microwave, just watch it closely).

 In a large bowl, combine the melted chocolate, vegetable purees, sugar, cocoa powder, margarine (butter), and vanilla, and whisk until smooth and creamy, 1 to 2 minutes.

 Whisk in egg whites ( 1 egg).

 Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt with a wooden spoon.

Pour the batter into the pan and bake 35 to 40 minutes.

 Cool completely in the pan before cutting .

36 comments:






  1. These do indeed look very gooey. I like gooey brownies also. Never would have known there was spinach in there. You sure do find the most interesting recipes. Great way to sneak veggies into the kids diets and also your own. Going to file this one for later use.


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    1. That's what the cookbook is all about- getting kids to eat healthy.

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  2. This is sure different and worth a try. Ditto to what Myra says.

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    1. Sure you could use Splenda Dottie

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  3. these are different once I saw spinach it made me think twice. I need to try one

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    1. Two in the freezer for you Marie!

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  4. Well, you put zucchini in things,I guess spinach would be ok.... carrots go in cake. I would like to try one first though tool. I once put spinach (which I love) in deviled eggs..... and no way it was total yuck!

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    1. These are so good Paddi- a must make recipe for sure

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  5. I love spinach, I love gooey too!

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    1. Let me know if you like them Cyndy.

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  6. Linda, those look fantastic! NO WAY would anyone guess there's spinach in there. I took her book out of the library years back-she has some interesting recipes in there-and great ways to incorporate fruit and vegetables into dishes-especially baked goods.

    I'd be up for trying these---and not telling Bob what's in them...... :)

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    1. Think I got the cookbook for 25 cents down here. Now you know how can I pass up a 25 cent cookbook?

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    2. That's why we be sistahs Linda......we CAN'T pass up bargains like that! :)

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    3. and it was in good shape (wink)

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  7. Brownies with veggies appeal to me more than the recipe with black beans. Would have to hide the carrots if I expected Ray to eat them! 😊

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    1. Angela- the black bean brownie was actually good but I loved these! Only 130 calories in one bar.

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  8. Oh my.... I wonder if my kids would go for this. :-) Thanks for sharing at #realfoodrecipes!

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    1. Jo- Lynne- I love linking at your party. See you again next week

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  9. Yum! Looks so rich! I want to try them.
    Thanks so much for linking on Monday!
    Xo
    Isabelle
    www.lechateaudesfleurs.com

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    1. I hope you enjoy them! Thanks for stopping by

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  10. Hmmm, I 'd have to really hide those carrots for my husband and son to eat these! I have made chocolate cookies with avocado and they are fabulous! I may have to try these! Pinned!

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    1. I was the only one eating them AnnMarie- my hubby does not eat sweets. Do you have the recipe for the chocolate cookies with avocado? Would love to try them.

      Thanks for stopping by.

      Linda

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  11. These look great! And a great "healthy" recipe for our garden spinach *smile*

    Thanks for sharing with us on the Art of Home-Making Mondays Linda :)

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    1. JES- when you get a chance can you email me? Thanks

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  12. Love that secret ingredient idea! Looks delicious! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

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  13. I love a fudgy brownie too, great use of ingredients. Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!! Laura@Baking in Pyjamas

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. See you next week

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  14. Way to make brownies more healthful. Get veggies into everyone. Yea! Thanks for sharing at The Weekend Social. Please stop by again Thursday 9:00 PM EST. I love what you bring to the table! :) Pinned. http://www.theKitchenChopper.com

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    1. Thanks for the pin and see you tomorrow

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  15. I thought it was fudge just looking at the picture. I like gooey, fudgy brownies too. I agree Paddi...zucchini brownies, bread, etc, so why not spinach?!

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    1. Yeah it does look like fudge-LOL! I never make fudge and I think I only had a bite of it once in my life!

      See you Sunday Michelle

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  16. Wow, what a secret ingredient. I am not a big chocolate lover. I know, crazy! But I can see that chocolate lovers would go crazy for this! Thanks for sharing this with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  17. Looks delicious. Thanks for sharing with Tasty Tuesdays!

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