Not So Blondie Brownie Recipe – With Hidden Veggies

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I have a secret….well it’s not so secret because I tell everyone I know…but I’m super proud that I’ve managed to increase my children’s veggie intake by sneaking them into treats! It feels like a huge accomplishment when one of my darling girls asks for a treat and I smugly hand them a vegetable infused Not So Blondie Brownie. Thanks to The Sneaky Chef’s Brilliant Blondie recipe (I’ve made slight modifications) my kids are eating a healthy choice for school snacks.

Being the generous woman I am, I’m here to share my not so secret recipe with the world!

Not So Blondie Brownie Recipe


  • 8 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup Navy Bean puree (see below)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup oat bran
  • 1 cup flour blend (see below)
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup butterscotch chips


Navy Bean Puree

  • Blend 1 can navy beans with 2 tablespoons of water in a food processor or blender until no full beans are visible.
Flour Blend
  • Combine 1 cup of all purpose flour, 1 cup of whole wheat flour and 1 cup wheat germ.

Not So Blondie Brownie

  • Preheat over to 325 degrees.
  • Spray the bottom of a 9×13 inch pan, lightly dust with flour.
  • Combine butter and brown sugar in a saucepan over medium heat until sugar is dissolved.
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  • In a mixer blend cooled sugar-butter mixture, navy bean puree, vanilla, eggs.
  • Once well mixed add oat bran and flour blend until just combined then mix in chocolate and butterscotch chips.
  • Pour mixture into your baking pans and place on the middle rack of pre-heated oven for 30 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool, before cutting into squares.




  1. 1

    Navy beans, a great idea! I think I might have to try these!

  2. 3

    Oh YUM! I would love to try these with the kids! And also, I LOVE the colour of your KitchenAid! Mine is just plain white…not awesome green like yours! ;)
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  3. 4

    Julie, that looks like it would be a very tasty recipe! What’s not to like?

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  4. 5

    What a sneaky thing to do! Ah well my oldest thought KD had spinach in it until she started school! (I would mix in spinach haha)
    Will have to try these. I too love the color of your KitchenAid! :)
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  5. 6

    Sounds delicious! I also love sneaking vegetables and other healthy ingredients into my kids’ food. I’ll have to bookmark this recipe and try it! :) This reminds me of a beet cake that my mom make once when we were kids. My brother hated beets, but he was devouring the cake because he thought the beets were cherries. :) After we told him that the purple things in his cake were beets, he refused to eat it!!! Until then, he’d enjoyed it, so who cares as long as it tastes good!
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  6. 7

    I love hiding veggies in treats! It is a win/win situation for me.
    Annie @ It’s just my life… recently posted..Crohn’s Awareness Month ~ I am a Crohn’s Survivor {guest post}My Profile

  7. 8

    That’s a great idea. My toddler is such a fussy eater these days. Sneaking beans in would be awesome. Pinned it.
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