Deceptively Delicious Brownies

Tanya - posted on 06/17/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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These brownies are low in calories (only 133 per brownie) and saturated fat. They're also packed with 3 grams of fiber (which is just crazy for a brownie!), while spinach and carrots provide two powerful antioxidants.



Ingredients:



Nonstick cooking spray

3 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate

1⁄2 cup carrot puree (After peeling and trimming the ends, steam carrots for 10-12 minutes and then puree in a food processor for 2 minutes)

1⁄2 cup spinach puree (Steam for 30 seconds, then puree in a food processor for 2 minutes)

1⁄2 cup firmly packed light or dark brown sugar

1⁄4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

2 tablespoons trans-fat-free soft tub margarine spread

2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

2 large egg whites

3⁄4 cup oat flour, or all-purpose flour

1⁄2 teaspoon baking powder

1⁄2 teaspoon salt



Preparation:



Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Coat an 8x8-inch baking pan with cooking spray.

Melt the chocolate in a double boiler or over a very low flame.

In a large bowl, combine the melted chocolate, vegetable purees, sugar, cocoa powder, margarine, and vanilla, and whisk until smooth and creamy, 1 to 2 minutes.

Whisk in egg whites. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt with a wooden spoon.

Pour the batter into the pan and bake 35 to 40 minutes. Cool completely in the pan before cutting into 12 bars.



Yield: 12 brownies

4 Comments

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JaNette - posted on 10/08/2009

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I am definatly going to have to make this one for my family. Thank you for the recipe!!

Daniellebaker604 - posted on 08/07/2009

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This is great! Im going to try this recipe this weeekend. Ill let you know how it turns out :) Thanks so much!!

Tanya - posted on 07/08/2009

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It really does! My son and Husband still have no idea that they are eating Veggies!!! It's awsome!

Selina - posted on 07/05/2009

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I am a brownie lover, I think its very clever the way you added the carrot and spinach puree into the brownie. Does the sweetness manage to drown out the veggie flavour?

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