A whole cup of spinach in a brownie? Yes, and it's delicious! Get your iron in, and get your brownie fix too with this rich paleo treats.
To my surprise and delight, my toddlers love these brownies, and they are not brownie fans nor spinach fans, but somehow this medley creates a great unique tasty treat. My husband liked these too, but be warned, he says you can taste the spinach. I LOVE them, and they keep well in the fridge for up to a week. I think they are better the second days as the taste is richer and creamier. If you have a chocolate craving, give these a shot. I bet you'll love them too, plus you're packing in lots of nutrients as you eat dessert. (Or breakfast. Pair this with coffee or tea after a long cold morning run and the deliciousness will astound you!)
Paleo Spinach Brownies
1 cup pureed spinach (it takes about 3-4 cups fresh to yield one cup of puree)
3 oz nondairy chocolate chips, melted
1/3 cup coconut sugar
1/4 cup cacao or cocoa powder
2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 chia "egg" or 1 vegan egg
3/4 cup superfine almond meal or flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1. Line a 8X8" pan with parchment paper and spritz with avocado oil or other high heat-safe oil.
2. Melt the chocolate chips in a bowl in the microwave slowly on low power, whisking until smooth or over a double boiler. Whisk all the ingredients until creamy, adding the egg whites or chia egg or vegan egg and baking powder and sea salt last.
3. Bake at 350F for 25-35 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean, and let cool in the pan before slicing and serving.
Holiday Gift Idea: Package these in a festive food safe gift box to give to your healthy buddy or friend looking to enjoy healthier desserts!