Bok Choy Blender Brownies
Rain, Rain...don't go away! I am loving this lazy Sunday weather. Perfect day for a wet walk outside in the drizzly chill and then couch potato time watching football (or in my case, shopping online because I really don't care about football). The pre-lazy-walk is absolutely necessary though, in my book, because then you can snuggle under a blanket in your jammies with 0% guilt since you've already had some productive outside time communing with nature.
Personally, the little bit of exercise this walk provided actually motivated me to come home and whip up some, well, some... brownies. I had to replace all those calories we just burned trudging through the mud, right?!
However, I did have some bok choy that I had planned on roasting that instead I decided to bake into the brownies. I was going to make regular fudgey treats, and then I figured people bake all sorts of leaves into brownies all the time, so why not bok?
I must say the result was interesting. The brownies were good enough to want to eat a brownie -- but not good enough to want more than one. Am I on to something? Making junk food that is semi-gross so that you never gorge? Not that bok choy is gross -- it's honestly one of my absolute favorite veggies, but maybe just not mixed with cocoa. However, the kids scarfed these puppies down. So at least while eating a treat they got some greens in their bellies...I'm sure any leafy veggie would work just as well. Let me know if you try them!
HOMEMADE BOK BLENDER BROWNIES
1/2 head bok choy
1 cups flour (I used Daisy whole wheat)
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup honey
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1 stick pastured butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
pinch of salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
coconut oil (for greasing the pan)
powdered sugar (optional -- for sprinkling)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 8x8 brownie pan.
In a small saucepan, melt your butter and slowly stir in sugar and cocoa until well combined. Do this at a very low heat. Then, in a blender, combine your eggs, bok, honey, and the butter/cocoa mixture.
Pulse until well combined. Add in your vanilla, salt, and baking soda and flour a little bit at a time. When mixed pour into greased pan and bake in oven for 25 - 30 minutes or until you can put in a toothpick in center of brownies and it comes out clean.
Wait for 20 minutes or so before you cut. (If you can.)
Enjoy! And sprinkle with just a little powdered sugar...for flair!