SIMPLE.GREEN.LIVING

Chocolate Brownies - Low GuiltRecently, my daughter, Cameron, begged me to take in brownies for her Brownie meeting snack. Since I rarely give into these requests of sending sugary treats in for a snack, especially when sick germs seem to be everywhere, I apparently caved this time. To make myself feel better I sent in applesauce squirters, too, and I retained a little mom-influence over those brownies. After all, it’s all about feeling good about things, right? So thank you to Jessica Seinfeld’s recipe in her book, Deceptively Delicious, the brownies were made from scratch…and spinach and carrot purees. wink, wink
Here’s how to pull a quick one. And I should say that they taste like a delicious, cake-like CHOCOLATE (not spinach or carrot) brownie!  -Niki

Chocolate Brownies - Less Guilt
Serves 12
Write a review
Print
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
35 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
35 min
114 calories
19 g
5 g
4 g
2 g
3 g
38 g
116 g
13 g
0 g
1 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
38g
Servings
12
Amount Per Serving
Calories 114
Calories from Fat 38
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g
7%
Saturated Fat 3g
13%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 5mg
2%
Sodium 116mg
5%
Total Carbohydrates 19g
6%
Dietary Fiber 1g
5%
Sugars 13g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A
19%
Vitamin C
1%
Calcium
3%
Iron
4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. Non-stick cooking spray
  2. 3 oz. semi-sweet chocolate
  3. 1/2 cup carrot puree
  4. 1/2 cup spinach puree
  5. 1/2 cup firmly packed light or dark brown sugar
  6. 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  7. 2 tbsp butter spread (I used Kerrygold)
  8. 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  9. 2 large egg whites
  10. 3/4 flour (I used King Arther’s Unbleached White Whole Wheat
  11. flour
  12. 1/2 tsp baking powder
  13. 1/2 tsp salt (I used a pinch of sea salt instead)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 and coat 8 x 8 pan with cooking spray.
  2. Steam carrots and puree in food processor. Wilt spinach with a tbsp of water over medium heat, then puree in food processor.
  3. Melt chocolate in double boiler or over a very low flame.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the melted chocolate, vegetable purees, sugar, cocoa powder, butter spread and vanilla and whisk until smooth and creamy.
  5. Whisk in egg whites. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt.
  6. Pour batter into pan and bake 35-40 minutes (mine were done in 30).
  7. Cool COMPLETELY in the pan before serving...or else your secret ingredients may be discovered.
Adapted from Deceptively Delicious
beta
calories
114
fat
4g
protein
2g
carbs
19g
more
Adapted from Deceptively Delicious
Spunky Avocado http://spunkyavocado.com/

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *