Wednesday, January 29, 2014

EAT YOUR VEGGIES: Spinach Carrot Brownies

How to get the kids to eat their veggies? Spinach Carrot Brownies! I've made Beet Brownies, and that makes sense because beets are full of sugar, but recently I came across a recipe for Spinach Brownies in Jessica Seinfeld's Deceptively Delicious cookbook. I just had to try these. I don't think you really taste the spinach or the carrots, specifically, but there definitely is 'another' taste in these. Of course you won't be like Popeye and get your spinach from a can! I changed a few ingredients in the original recipe, because I like real butter, white sugar and whole eggs. These brownies are full of anti-oxidants!

Hint: These Brownies taste better when they're eaten at room temperature! Let me know what you think. Eat Your Veggies!

Adapted from Jessica Seinfeld's Deceptively Delicious Brownies

1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup sweet butter, softened
3 ounces dark chocolate, melted
1/2 cup carrot puree (steam and puree in food processor)
1 cup steamed and pureed spinach
2 tsp Madegascar vanilla extract
1 egg, beaten
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat 8 x 8 baking pan with cooking spray.
Melt chocolate in double boiler or saucepan over another saucepan with simmering water.
In large bowl, combine melted chocolate, vegetable purees, sugar, cocoa powder, butter, and vanilla, and whisk until smooth and creamy, 1 to 2 minutes.
Whisk in egg.
Stir in flour, baking powder, and salt with wooden spoon.
Pour the batter into pan and bake 35 to 40 minutes.
Cool completely in pan before cutting into bars.

1 comment:

yummychunklet said...

Great way to sneak in carrots!