Vegan Spinach Brownies

Vegan Spinach Brownies

These vegan spinach brownies are so decadent and rich that you’ll forget how healthy they are for you! While these brownies are not exactly guilt-free, they are much healthier than traditional brownies and a great way to add some nutrients to an otherwise not-so healthy snack. The addition of spinach means a powerful punch of antioxidants, iron, calcium, and other essential nutrients.

Vegan Spinach Brownies

After having discovered a hidden batch of spinach in the fridge the other day, I decided to prepare a few recipes with spinach as the star ingredient, including these chewy, rich vegan spinach brownies. I often prepare healthier, more vegan-friendly variations of traditional recipes for my family and luckily, they are almost always well-received.

Case in point-these brownies! Firstly, let’s talk about the texture…not only are these brownies rich and dense, they are moist and creamy, with a fudge-like consistency. If you love a chewy brownie, these are for you! Unlike traditional brownies, these are not super sweet and taste more like a dark chocolate brownie. If you prefer a sweet brownie, I suggest substituting the quantity of maple syrup and palm sugar with only white sugar.

Vegan Spinach Brownies

Now let’s talk about the healthy list of ingredients-pure maple syrup instead of refined white sugar, nutty almond flour, buttery coconut oil, and of course, nutrition-packed spinach, which is literally undetected in these brownies, thanks to its mild flavour.

These vegan-friendly brownies would be a great addition to a dessert table, such as for a birthday party or as a healthy treat for dinner guests. Prepare a batch and store in the fridge in an air tight container for one week (if they last that long!). Pack in school lunches for a yummy, yet wholesome morning snack or as an after-school treat for the kids!

Vegan Spinach Brownies

Here are some more delicious spinach-inspired recipes:
Savoury Spinach Crepes
Mini Ham Spinach Quiches
Spinach Chickpea Hummus
Spinach Ricotta Gnocchi

Vegan Spinach Brownies

2014-01-07
: 8 3x3" brownies
: 2 min
: 20-25 min

These vegan spinach brownies are so decadent and rich that you’ll forget how healthy they are for you! While these brownies are not exactly guilt-free, they are much healthier than traditional brownies and a great way to add some nutrients to an otherwise not-so healthy snack. The addition of spinach means a powerful punch of antioxidants, …

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Ingredients
    1/2 cup pastry flour
  • 1/2 cup almond flour (For a less dense batter, substitute with an additional 1/2 cup pastry flour)
  • 1/3 cup organic palm sugar
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup dark cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt (optional)
  • 1/2 cup sweetened coconut milk (or milk of choice)
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin coconut oil, at room temperature
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups raw organic spinach, rinsed and patted dry
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips (or carob chips)
Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl. In a large food processor, blend the spinach, coconut oil, vanilla, coconut milk, maple syrup and sugar on high speed until smooth, ensuring all the spinach is finely ground.

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Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in the food processor and blend again until the batter is smooth and combined then fold in the chocolate chips. Alternatively, you can fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients in a large mixing bowl.

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Pour the batter into a 12 x 5.5 x 2″ biscotti pan (or baking pan of choice, depending on desired thickness) and spread evenly. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Set aside to cool before cutting into portions and removing from the pan.

Vegan Spinach Brownies

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