Super Fudgy {veggie-loaded} Brownie Bites (Paleo, dairy-free)

Perfectly fudgy, super delicious and with a dose of hidden veggies in the most unexpected place, Super Fudgy Brownie Bites are simply a must-make for when you sweet tooth calls. So delicious and decadent, these chocolate miracles are also Paleo, gluten free and dairy-free. 

Super Fudgy {veggie-loaded} Brownie Bites (Paleo, dairy-free)
Super Fudgy {veggie-loaded} Brownie Bites (Paleo, dairy-free)

With Valentine's Day being right around the corner, everyone seems to be turning their attention from their clean eating goals of January to everything chocolate for February. And while I totally get it, I've always felt like there must be a way to have you cake and eat it too (pun totally intended).

You see, I love chocolate. Deeply. Profoundly. Truly. It will always be something I enjoy and no matter how clean and healthy I eat, I plan on having chocolate in my life.

With that said, I also truly believe that everything you eat should also serve your body in some way. That even when you are enjoying an indulgent treat, that your body (beyond your taste buds) is getting something positive out of the food you are taking in.

Which is why I did something radical, guys. I put veggies in brownies.

Green veggies, at that. Veggies that your body craves and benefits from.

Super Fudgy {veggie-loaded} Brownie Bites (Paleo, dairy-free)
Super Fudgy {veggie-loaded} Brownie Bites (Paleo, dairy-free)

And the outcome? Amazingly fudgy delicious, decadent brownies that will satisfying your strongest of chocolate cravings but that will actually give your body some real amazing nutrients. Brownies that your children, spouse, friends and coworkers will INHALE because they will be none the wiser to the veggie-loaded goodness that awaits them in these brownies.

And while these brownies are still totally a treat, you can feel good knowing that you are enjoying and sharing a treat that will serve up some veggies into the lives and bellies of those you care about.

Love veggie-loaded recipes as much as I do? Check out my ebook, Veggie-Loaded Love, for oodles of veggie-packed recipes...including Flourless Chocolate Protein Muffins (with hidden greens) that will change your breakfast game....even with those picky eaters!

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Super Fudgy {veggie-loaded} Brownie Bites (Paleo, dairy-free)
Perfectly fudgy, super delicious and with a dose of hidden veggies in the most unexpected place, Super Fudgy Brownie Bites are simply a must-make for when you sweet tooth calls. So delicious and decadent, these chocolate miracles are also Paleo, gluten free and dairy-free. 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup shredded zucchini
  • 1 cup loosely packed spinach
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup cacao or unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup high quality chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup honey or maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon seal salt
  • 1/3 cup coconut flour
Instructions
Preheat oven to 350° F and line a 9x9 baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside.Take shredded zucchini and put it in the middle of a clean dish towel or large piece of paper towel. Wrap up the zucchini with towel and squeeze a few times to help drain out as much of the zucchini's moisture as you can.Place drained zucchini in a blender. Add eggs and spinach. Blend until very smooth and the mixture has an even consistency. Set aside. In a medium saucepan, combine coconut oil, cacao/cocoa powder, and chocolate. Heat oven medium heat, whisking until mixture is smooth and without lumps.Remove from the heat and stir in the honey/maple syrup, vanilla, and salt. Next, while whisking, add in the egg/spinach/zucchini mixture. Continue whisking until everything is combines.Finally, add in the coconut flour, Mix until no dry lumps of coconut flour remain.Pour into prepared pan and bake for 23-25 minutes. Allow the brownies to cool completely before cutting into bites. (I prefer to enjoy them chilled)Store in fridge for up to 5 days.
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Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 20
Super Fudgy {veggie-loaded} Brownie Bites (Paleo, dairy-free)