Chocolate Spinach Brownies

The first thing my dad said when I told him I made spinach brownies was “Eeew!” almost exactly. And I don’t blame him. Spinach…and chocolate…? It sounds like a weird combo, but it works. I wanted to make some sort of healthy treat for our management meeting today, and I remembered a recipe that I had bookmarked from Brooklyn Farm Girl. Perfect! Plenty of chocolate without the guilt. Now, that is something I can get behind. Especially after the cleanse, I’m trying to be good and stick to my macros (post on that coming later this week).

Whisk that mixture!

Whisk that mixture!

The dry mixture you stir into the wet...

The dry mixture you stir into the wet…

To put in the oven for 30-ish minutes

To put in the oven for 30-ish minutes

To come out like this

To come out like this

CHOMP

CHOMP

Things got a little weird in the kitchen...

Things got a little weird in the kitchen…

  • Chocolate Spinach Brownies

    A healthy version of the traditional brownie


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    Prep Time
    15 min

    Cook Time
    33 min

    Prep Time
    15 min

    Cook Time
    33 min

    Ingredients
    1. 1/2 cup regular flour
    2. 1/2 cup cocoa powder
    3. 1 cup pureed spinach
    4. 1/4 cup melted butter
    5. 3/8 cup (little less than half) regular sugar
    6. 3/8 cup brown sugar
    7. 2 tsp vanilla
    8. 1/2 cup melted chocolate chips
    9. 1/3 cup chocolate chips
    10. 1/2 tsp baking powder
    Instructions
    1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F and grease up a 8×8 (or a cake tin) pan
    2. Puree the spinach in a blender or food processor, using a few tablespoons of water
    3. Mix the melted butter with the regular sugar and brown sugar
    4. Melt the chocolate chips and mix into the butter/sugar mixture
    5. Mix in the spinach puree and the vanilla extract into the buttery sugary mix
    6. In a smaller bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, or cocoa powder
    7. Slowly, add the dry mix to the wet until it’s all in
    8. Fold in the non-melted chocolate chips into the mixture
    9. Put in the oven for 30-35 minutes and let cool
    Adapted from Brooklyn Farm Girl
    hungry and fit http://hungryandfit.com/

 Mine didn’t turn out as fluffy as I had intended because first off, I didn’t have as much spinach as I needed and second, I accidentally omitted the baking powder. OOPS! Hey no worries, they still taste divine. They’re my little short adorable brownies and I love them. Play around with the recipe and have fun! Bake spinach brownies to stay hungry and fit! 

BONUS KITTY PIC

Cuties

Cuties

5 Responses to "Chocolate Spinach Brownies"

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  1. http://theenglishprofessoratlarge.com

    April 2, 2014 at 8:36 am

    Sounds like a winner. Thanks for the bonus of the kitties.

    • hungryandfit

      April 2, 2014 at 9:26 am

      Always :)

  2. dinnerbysusan

    April 4, 2014 at 6:20 am

    Must. Try. These!!

    • hungryandfit

      April 4, 2014 at 5:37 pm

      Do it!!!

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