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Whole Wheat kale brownies are dangerously delicious, addictive, and fudgy brownies enjoyed along with a cup of coffee or best as a sizzling dessert.

Whole Wheat Kale Brownies

Whole Wheat kale brownies are dangerously delicious, addictive, and fudgy brownies enjoyed along with a cup of coffee or best as a sizzling dessert.
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Author: Renu Agrawal-Dongre


  • 1 Cup - 200 grams - Blanched and Pureed Kale - From 1 large bunch
  • 1 ¼ Cup - 215 grams Whole Wheat Flour
  • 2 tablespoon - 18 grams of Cocoa powder
  • 1 ½ Cups - 230 grams Dark Brown Sugar
  • 250 Grams of Chocolate - Approximate 1 ½ Cups - I used a combination of Dark (90 grams and Milk chocolate (160 grams))
  • 1 cup Unsalted Butter - 227 grams
  • A teaspoon salt Skip if using Salted Butter
  • 4 medium eggs at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • Water for Blanching Kale


Blanching and Pureeing Kale

  • Clean the kale. Discard any thick and hard stems.
  • Wash the kale nicely in running water.
    Purple Russian Kale
  • In a bowl, add ice-cold water and keep it aside.
  • In a large pot, add sufficient water and let it come to a quick boil.
  • Once it starts boiling, add the cleaned and washed kale to it.
  • Immerse for 1-2 minute and then remove the kale and add it into the ice-cold water.
    Blanching Kale
  • This will stop the cooking process of kale.
  • Let it sit for 4-5 minutes.
    Blanching of Kale
  • Now drain the excess water in a colander and puree the kale in a blender.
    Kale Puree
  • Keep it aside.

Melting of chocolate and Butter

  • In a heatproof bowl, either microwave or use a double boiler to melt the chocolate and butter.

In Microwave

  • Add the butter and chocolate in a microwave safe bowl.
  • Start it for 1 minute and mix the butter and chocolate.
  • Later microwave it in a short burst of 15 seconds and mix it until the chocolate and butter are melted.
    Melting of Butter and Chocolate

For Double Boiler

  • Boil water in a pot.
  • Put a heatproof bowl on top of it. The size of the bowl should be such that it should sit on top of the pot and not go inside it.
  • Add in the chocolate and butter.
  • Stir it until it is melted and smooth.
  • Let the mixture cool to room temperature.

Making of the Brownie

  • Preheat the oven to 180 Deg C.
  • Line your baking tray with parchment paper or grease it with some butter.
  • In a bowl sift in the flour, cocoa powder, and salt.
  • Once the chocolate and butter mixture is cooled to room temperature, add eggs one at a time and beat it into the mixture.
    Eggs added to the mixture
  • Once all 4 eggs are added, add in the vanilla essence and kale puree and mix it.
    Kale puree added to the mixture
  • Now add the sugar and mix it gently.
  • Add in the flour mixture and gently fold it in. Do not overmix.
    Flour added to the mixture
  • Pour the mixture in the baking tray.
    Kale Brownie _Added to Baking tray
  • Bake in a preheated oven for 35-40 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean.
    Kale Brownie _ Just Baked


  • 1 Cup = 240 ml, 1 tbsp = 15 ml, 1 tsp = 5 ml
  • One can add walnuts to it to add some crunch.
  • Oven temperature varies, so do keep an eye 5-10 minutes before the baking time.
  • You can change the pan size, but baking time will vary.
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