Today is: *My Special Brownies (not that kind of special!)
Nonstick cooking spray
3 oz. semisweet or bittersweet chocolate
1/2 c. carrot puree
1/2 c. spinach puree
1/2 c. firmly packed light or dark brown sugar
1/4 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
2 Tbsp. trans-fat free soft tub margarine spread
2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
2 large egg whites
3/4 cup oat flour, (or all-purpose flour)
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat an 8x8-inch baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.
Reserve 1/2 cup of both purees.
Pour the batter into a pan (or two) and bake 35 to 40 minutes.
Cool completely (if you have patience). Otherwise tear 'em up while they are warm!
Then, have your child try them, WITHOUT telling him the secret ingredients.
Have him give you his HONEST opinon.
This is the second time I've made these and this time they turned out perfect. I actually didn't completely puree the carrots and they were still a little chunky and I LOVED it this way. Just my personal opinion. I loved them so much, I ate two and I usually have a lot more self-control!
If you have any alternative or healthy recipes you're dying to try, send them my way and I woud love to be the guinea pig to test them!
I give these brownies a HUGE thumbs up!
*Recipe is courtesy of cookbook.homestead.org