12m +, hidden veg, Lunchbox Idea, Nut Free, Snack, Uncategorized, Vegetarian

Popeye Brownies

  • 12m +
  • Nut free
  • Lunchbox idea
  • Can be frozen
  • Vegetarian

These fudgy little morsels pack a secret nutritional punch. Not only do they have no refined sugar, they also contain banana, avocado and (the reason for their name) spinach! And the little ones have no idea, I tested them on The Monster and his friends at our playdate and they were happily eaten by all.

Super easy to make, as usual they can also be frozen, wrap individually in parchment paper before freezing. They are also nut free so they’re safe for lunch boxes too.


  • 1 banana
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1/2 cup chopped spinach
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coco powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder


Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees. In a food processor or blender blitz all the wet ingredients including the fruit and veg until as smooth as possible. Place all the dry ingredients in a bowl and combine. Pour over the wet mixture and stir well o create and thick batter.

Line a square brownie baking tray with baking powder and pour the batter in. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Remove from the tray and allow to cool before slicing into squares.


Em xx