- Chocolaty goodness?
- Sweet treat... oh melt in your mouth?
- I really shouldn't be indulging but what the heck, I've been a good girl, so I deserve it?
- All of the above?
These brownies have *gasp* pureed veggies in them. And not one tsp of white sugar. Intrigued?
Try them for yourself. Top with a thin layer of nutella for that little bit of sweetness and add chopped hazelnuts or walnuts for a really nice texture.
- Nonstick cooking spray
- 3 oz semisweet or bittersweet chocolate
- 1/2 cup carrot puree
- 1/2 cup spinach puree
- 1/2 cup firmly packed light or dark brown sugar
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
- 2 tbsp soft tub margarine (i used butter)
- 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 2 large egg whites
- 3/4 cup oat flour or all-purpose flour, sifted
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
1) Preheat oven to 350 F. Coat an 8x8 inch baking pan with cooking spray
2) Melt the chocolate in a double boiler or over a very low flame.
3) 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.
4) Whisk in egg whites. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt with a wooden spoon.
5) Pour the batter into the pan and bake 35 to 40 minutes. Cool completely in the pan before cutting into 12 bars.
Note: Make sure they are cooled completely, that's when the spinach flavour disappears. Top with a touch of Nutella and toasted hazelnuts/walnuts for texture.