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.
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.
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!