Dietitian Jessica’s Sneaky Greens Brownies!

By Jessica Serdikoff, RDN CPT

What if I told you that you can make a fudgy, rich brownie packed with fiber, protein, and…greens?! I’ve sampled these little wonders out to dozens of people, from veggie-skeptic customers at the supermarket to professionally trained chefs, and have yet to hear a negative remark. Sound too good to be true? Whip up a batch with the recipe below and see if anyone can guess your secret ingredients!


Makes: 8 brownies   I    Time: 40 minutes   I    Difficulty: Moderate

Ingridients

  • 1 can low-sodium white beans (like cannellini), drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped 80% dark chocolate, divided
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened almond butter
  • 2 cups Dream Greens baby kale
  • 1/4 cup 100% pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F and line an 8×8” glass baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. In a food processor or high-powered blender, puree the beans, 6 tablespoons chocolate, almond butter, kale, maple syrup, and vanilla until completely smooth, pausing to scrape down the sides as needed.
  3. Transfer the mixture to a large bowl and add the cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir until fully incorporated.
  4. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and spread evenly. Sprinkle the top with the remaining 2 tablespoons of chocolate and press lightly into the batter.
  5. Bake 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool at least 10 minutes before digging in. Leftovers (if you have any) keep well up to several days in the fridge. 

Tips + Notes

  • You can also make these using mini muffin tins for individually portioned desserts. One batch yields about 2 dozen mini “muffins.”
  • You can use chocolate chips instead of chopped chocolate, but the recipe will be higher in sugar. Avoid over-dulling your knife by pulsing the chocolate in a food processor, rather than chopping by hand.

Meet Jessica

Jessica Serdikoff is the in-store retail dietitian at Brookdale ShopRite in Bloomfield, New Jersey – one of the first retailers to carry Dream Greens, and proud of it! Stop by her office if you’re in the neighborhood for helpful handouts, product recommendations, and quick tips – and to grab all the ingredients you need to make those deliciously sneaky brownies, of course! Follow Jessica on Instagram at @JessicaRDNCPT.