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Ring in the New Year with my Chocolate Walnut Spinach Brownies Recipe!

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Did you just stop and re-read the title again?

Yep!

That’s what it says…

Chocolate Walnut Spinach Brownies!

Spinach and Brownies?

WHY?

Well, this Mama will do anything to sneak “healthy” into her kids’ treats.

Why not?!!

And honestly your kids won’t even know there’s spinach is in this because those crunchy, green leaves of iron goodness are dry sauteed and pureed.

So you don’t have to worry about the little people finding out about your big secret!

 

5 from 1 vote
Chocolate Walnut Spinach Brownies
The brownies are not very sweet. If you'd like to kick up the sweet factor a notch, make sure you add in the choc chips!
Author: Marina
Ingredients
  • 4 organic eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup softened unsalted butter
  • 2 tsp organic vanilla extract
  • 1 1/3 cups organic all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup rich cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 bunch organic spinach chopped
  • 2-4 tbsps water to help puree the sauteed spinach
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips optional
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a bowl, mix the dry ingredients-flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt.
  3. In a separate mixing bowl, whip up the eggs and sugar.
  4. Add to the mix the butter and vanilla.
  5. While this is being done, dry saute the chopped spinach in a pan.
  6. When the spinach shrinks, remove the leaves from the pan and begin to puree with 2 tbsps of water. Add more water if you see the blend needs a little liquid to puree 100%.
  7. Add the spinach puree to the wet mix and blend well.
  8. Once blended, gradually add the dry mix.
  9. Finally fold in the walnuts (and chocolate chips, if being added)
  10. Now pour the prepared brownie batter into 13 x 9 x 2 inch greased baking pan.
  11. Bake the mix for 25-30 minutes or till your toothpick comes out dry when you test to see if the brownies have baked to perfection!

 

Once you try these you will never shudder at the thought of spinach in brownies!

 

13 Comments

  1. REALLY?? Spinach? I have got to try these just to see if you are crazy or not, LOL… thanks for the recipe

  2. never thought about adding spinach to brownies. That is one way to sneak the veggies in our kids. LOL

  3. Okay, I am definitely trying this recipe! I saw you post it on Facebook, and was looking forward to the recipe! Great way to sneak in some veggies! Happy New Year!

  4. I love the idea of veggies in with the brownies. I’ve made bean brownies and the kids love those. What they don’t know they can’t complain about! lol

  5. It’s actually on my site if you search beans you’ll find the two beans I used.
    This is an adapted mix recipe

    You use a famiy size brownie mix.
    Get your beans..I have tried Northern and Red so far. The original recipe uses black. Drain and rinse them..a lot, add 1/4 cup water and blend until smooth.

    No eggs and No oil

    Mix all together, and bake as directed. They are more dense and have a tiny after taste, but they are similar to Fiber One brownies, and my kids love them!

  6. This is pure genius!!! You cant even tell by looking at them that they’re packed with spinach!

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