Here we go with recipe #9 from Deceptively Delicious, it's another hit and miss. My husband and I liked them and I have made them maybe 5 or 6 times since. 2/3 of the kids immediately sensed something was different about them and wanted nothing to do with a second bite, Wee One #3 though, she was happy with them. They do taste different than my usual brownies but that's a good thing - and at just 88 calories each (if you cut them into 18 squares), that's a very good thing!
3 oz semisweet or bittersweet chocolate
1/2 cup carrot puree
1/2 cup spinach puree
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 up unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tbsp Becel or butter
2 tsps vanilla
2 large egg whites
3/4 cup oat flour or all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
*Notes: You can taste the spinach when the brownies are hot but it goes away once they cool off, I swear!
To puree the carrots, peel them, trim the ends off and cut into small chunks. I cut mine into little circles. Then steam them for about 10-15 minutes. Pop them into your blender or magic bullet with a bit of the water you used for steaming. Voila.
For baby spinach, just give it a rinse or for mature spinach give it a rinse and a quick chop, then steam for about a minute and pop in your blender or bullet for a minute or so until they're smooth.
First, carrots and spinach purees.
Then melt the chocolate (double boiler, microwave, however works best for you), and add that to the purees.
Add the sugar, cocoa powder, Becel/butter and vanilla.
Whisk until it looks smooth, about 2 minutes.
Now whisk in the eg whites and stir in the flour, baking powder and salt.
This can be a little chunky, but not too much. Just stir until combined and not lumpy.
My friend Talea got me this cute brownie pan for Christmas that bakes up the brownies individually so there's no cutting!
I love it more than is appropriate for a brownie pan I think.
This picture was taken of my first batch, I made them with all purpose flour and they turned out pretty good.
This one was from one of my subsequent batches and I used the oat flour - they are lighter in colour and actually look tastier too!