Brownies with kale might seem like an unlikely combination, but this unique and healthy twist on a classic dessert is sure to surprise and delight your taste buds. The brownies are rich, fudgy, and chocolatey, but with the addition of kale, they also pack a nutritious punch. Despite the addition of kale, the brownies still maintain their signature chocolatey goodness, and the kale adds a unique depth of flavor that sets them apart from traditional brownies.
INGREDIENTS:2 cup AeroFarms Baby Kale 1 can low-sodium white beans (like cannellini, drained and rinsed) ½ cup 80% dark chocolate (finely chopped) 3 tbsp unsweetened almond butter ¼ cup 100% pure maple syrup 1 tsp pure vanilla extract ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder ¼ tsp baking powder ¼ tsp baking soda ¼ tsp sea salt
INSTRUCTIONS:1. Preheat oven to 350°F and line an 8x8” glass baking dish with parchment paper.
2. In a food processor or high-powered blender, purée 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.
By Jessica Serdikoff, RDN CPT