Super Sneaky Spinach Brownies! These gluten free brownies are chewy, chocolatey, low in sugar and packed with hidden veggies. Great for picky eaters because you can’t even taste it! Gluten Free + Low Calorie
Brownie Monday! I’m starting a new trend of brownies on Monday. Who’s on board? Whether it’s muffin Monday or brownie Monday I’m sure you won’t claim. Anything that’s decadent or has chocolate is always a great way to start the week!
In our Skinny Fitalicious Meal Plans, we always build in treats and snacks to keep things in balance because who wants to live a life without chocolate or snacks? And, I have a sneaky suspicion that these Sneaky Spinach Brownies are gonna tame your sweet tooth.
Now, before your turn your nose at these brownies I’ll have you know you cannot taste the spinach AT ALL. They’re super decadent, chocolatey and chewy. A great way to get picky eaters to eat their veggies! The nerdy nutritionist in me also loves that they’re lower in calories and high fiber from the spinach.
These brownies are 100% whole grain made with Gluten Free Oat Flour. I haven’t tried other flours in the recipe, but I have a sneaky suspicion that almond flour or cassava flour would work in this recipe.
You can see little bits of green in these Spinach Brownies which gives them a cool little St. Patrick’s Day flair. I used my 8-cup food processor to blend up the ingredients before baking them.
If you’re worried about picky eaters detecting the spinach though, an immersion blender will work to fully break down the spinach so it won’t appear speckled at all. When there’s a will, there’s a way!
Super Sneaky Spinach Brownies! These brownies are chewy, chocolatey, low in sugar and packed with hidden veggies. Great for picky eaters because you can't even taste it! Gluten Free + Low Calorie
- 1 large egg room temperature
- 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
- 1 tsp almond extract vanilla may be subbed
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 2 cups spinach
- 1 cup Gluten Free Oat Flour
- 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup coconut sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp chocolate chips dairy free
Preheat oven to 350 F. Prepare an 8-inch x 8-inch baking pan with parchment paper.
To a food processor or blender, add egg, applesauce, Greek yogurt, almond extract, spinach, sugar and salt. Blend until smooth. Note, you can also you an immersion blender for this step if you want the spinach pieces to be completed undetectable.
Add the baking powder, cocoa powder and oat flour to the mix. Blend once more until smooth.
Transfer the batter to the prepared baking pan then spread into a smooth layer. Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the top of the batter and gently press them in.
Bake at 350 F 18-20 minutes or until the brownies are set and a toothpick can be inserted clean.
Remove from the oven and let the brownies sit in the pan 10 minutes before slicing into 12 bars.
Store bars in the refrigerator up to 2 weeks or in the freezer 1 month.
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