Mom’s Secret Spinach Brownies is a delicious way to sneak spinach into even the pickiest kids’ favorite sweet treat!
We are a brownie loving family. Even me, who doesn’t really care for chocolate can’t wait to bite into a corner piece of the brownie right out of the oven. It’s the best. But let’s not kid ourselves, dairy + eggs does not exactly equal a healthy snack- especially when you add lots of sugar and chocolate. Now we can kind of balance the unhealthy to healthy ratio by adding my secret ingredient- steamed chopped spinach!
Hold on now!
Don’t totally dismiss me- the spinach is steamed, then pureed and stirred into the brownie batter. The spinach becomes so well incorporated into the batter your kids wont even see it! Look at that batter! Can you see spinach?? I see little green flecks… just tell the kids you added some green sprinkles to the batter. I promise these Spinach Brownies DO NOT TASTE SPINACH-Y!
The spinach also adds extra moisture to the brownies so they definitely will not be dry! Added bonus! You can add up to 1 cup of spinach puree, but the more you add the moister it will be and not everyone .will like it. So stick with 1/2-3/4 cup
This little trick works perfect for kids who refuse to eat vegetables. They get to enjoy a sweet tooth and you can grin behind their backs as they gobble up one brownie after another. I experimented with my kids and several of our neighbors and everyone loved them! No one had any clue that these Spinach Brownies had spinach in them. How awesome is that?
Mom's Secret Spinach Brownies is a delicious way to sneak spinach into your kids' favorite sweet treat!
15 minPrep Time
30 minCook Time
45 minTotal Time
- 4 ounces Butter, melted and cooled
- 1 tablespoon Dark Cocoa Powder + Unsweetened Cocoa Powder to equal 1/3 cup total
- 1/2 cup Steamed Spinach
- 2 Eggs
- 1 cup Sugar
- 1/2 cup Flour
- 1/4 teaspoon Baking Powder
- Pinch of Salt
- Preheat oven to 350F (175C)
- Squeeze as much of the liquid as you can out of the spinach. Place the steamed spinach in your food processor and puree for 2 minutes or until it is completely mushy.
- In a large bowl, mix all of the ingredients together. Once they are just combined, stir the batter 20 times.
- Line an 8x8 square pan with parchment paper. Evenly spread the batter in the pan.
- Bake for 26-30 minutes
- Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack.
You can add up to 1 cup of pureed spinach into the batter.