Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9X13 baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.
Mix spinach with water and microwave for 2 minutes. Then blend in food processor until smooth. Drain off excess water.
In a medium bowl stir together flour, cocoa, salt and baking powder. Set aside.
Melt chocolate in a double boiler OR in microwave at 50% power for about 1 minute and 30 seconds or until chocolate is melted. * I prefer to use the microwave, as it's faster
Add the spinach puree, applesauce, oil and vanilla and whisk until creamy.
Whisk in egg whites, then brown sugar. Then add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until blended. Add melted chocolate and stir until completely incorporated.
Pour the batter in a prepared pan (9X13) and bake for 35-40 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean. Cool completely. * These brownies must be cooled completely before serving to avoid tasting the spinach.
You can sprinkle a little unsweetened coconut on these brownies for a bit of contrast.
*NOTE: It's important to cool these brownies completely or they may have an odd taste from the spinach**NOTE: These come out as 3 points when I create them in the WW app, but higher when you use the nutritional calculator on here.My Amazon Recommendations (affiliate links)
Healthy Applesauce & Spinach Brownies
Amount Per Serving (1 brownie)
Calories 135Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Vitamin A 135IU3%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.