Cakes and Cookies, Desserts

Brainy Brownies

I miss you dear food blog. Sigh. As you may have noticed, I have been extremely busy. It’s the exam season and I don’t even have enough time to rest what more cook. The first weekend of school, however, I managed to whip up these healthy brownies that I actually made before at school during one of those Staff bonding sessions. I actually bought the book – The Sneaky Chef-in order to,well, sneak veggies into my picky son’s meals. It worked! He ate those brownies without realising that there were broccoli and blueberries in them. HA to you my boy! (Wait till he’s old enough to read this blog… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ )

Anyway, I also learnt a super healthy way to incorporate healthy ingredient even when baking. Mix equal portions of white flour, wholemeal flour and wheatgerm. The Sneaky Chef calls this “Flour Blend”. You can use this to bake cookies, cakes etc… I’m even going to use wheatgerm in place of breadcrumbs when coating meat etc. Anyway, for these brainy brownies, the dry ingredients are the flour blend, cocoa powder …erm, I can’t exactly remember the recipe. Ooooo…maybe I’ll put a link: Click here. For the purple puree: mine was blueberries + broccoli. I didn’t use spinach because we can’t really get spinach here, you know. The bayam which we are used to is not really spinach but amaranth.

They turned out great! Except for my in-laws who have a very discerning palette, the rest of us won’t even know there are veggies in them. Try it! For Home Ec kids (I know some of you still read ๐Ÿ™‚ ) you can try this for a healthy dessert (in case your teacher calls for one!)

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