Deceptively Delicious Brownies

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




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.


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


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


View replies by

JaNette - posted on 10/08/2009




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

Daniellebaker604 - posted on 08/07/2009




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




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




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?

Join Circle of Moms

Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.

Join Circle of Moms