Healthy Brownie Bliss


Delightful Desserts!

Here’s a sneaky way to get super healthy veggies into a yummy treat! You would hardly suspect it’s packed with antioxidants, vitamin A & C and fiber! Dessert never felt so good!

6 tablespoons unsalted butter
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup Purple Puree (see recipe below) 
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
1/4 cup rolled oats, ground in a food processor
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
Butter or non-stick cooking spray

Purple puree:
- 3 cups raw washed baby spinach leaves
- 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries (no syrup or sugar added) 
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1-2 tablespoons water 

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 

Thoroughly wash the spinach, even if the package says “prewashed.” If using frozen blueberries, quickly rinse them under cold water to thaw a little, and then drain. Fill the bowl of your food processor with the spinach, blueberries, lemon juice, and 1 tablespoon of water; puree on high until as smooth as possible. Stop occasionally to push the contents to the bottom. If necessary, use another tablespoon of water to smooth-out the puree.

Butter or spray only the bottom, not the sides, of a 13-by- 9-inch or 9-inch square baking pan. **Can use a muffin pan for individual servings.

Melt the butter and chocolate chips together in a double boiler or metal bowl over simmering water (or in a microwave, checking every 15 seconds). Remove from heat and allow mixture to cool a bit. Meanwhile, in another bowl, stir together the eggs, vanilla, sugar, and Purple Puree. Combine this purple egg mixture with the cooled chocolate mixture. 

In a mixing bowl, stir together Flour Blend, cocoa powder, oats, and salt. Add this to the chocolate mixture and blend thoroughly. Mix in the chopped walnuts, if using, then pour the entire mixture into the baking pan. 

Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool completely in pan before cutting the brownies and use a plastic or butter knife. Dust with powdered sugar, if desired.  Keeps for a week in the refrigerator, covered tightly. Enjoy!