January 11, 2011

Spinach Brownies

Before you start conjuring up images of chocolate and spinach (yuck), let me tell you that these are savory cheesy appetizer brownies. However, beware of googling the recipe; you will find chocolate brownie recipes that make claims to sneak in nutritious spinach. I don't believe them.

These finger food treats taste like quiche. There's plenty of cheese and onion to cover up any super-green spinach taste that can turn some people off. True to the nature of brownies, they are certainly an indulgence, but I did find the stick of butter in the original recipe unnecessary.

These are sure to become anyone's potluck favorite. We've been eating them at family gatherings for years. Be sure not to trash leftovers; I love to eat the them as a grab-and-go breakfast.

Spinach Brownies
Adapted from allrecipes.com 

1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1 onion, chopped
12 oz. shredded cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.

Prepare spinach according to packaged instructions (I like to microwave it); strain out the liquid.

In a large bowl, mix flour, salt and baking powder. Stir in eggs and milk. Mix in spinach, onion, and cheese.

Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish. Bake in the preheated oven 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Serve warm or heated.


  1. I was hoping to find these on here at some point!! Thanks for sharing all of your AMAZING recipes Madoline. - I'm hooked on Maple Macaroni!

  2. YUMMM - I think these will have to make an appearance at my Super Bowl party...


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