When we asked for submissions for our spinach recipe contest in our 2017 edition, we had no idea there would be so many different and delicious ways to cook and bake with this tasty and healthy green! We received over 100 unique recipes that made judging and taste-testing very enjoyable. It was a difficult task, but our judges chose three tasty dishes that are now featured in the 2018 Farmers’ Almanac. Below is a delicious recipe for spinach chocolate chip cookies that placed 3rd. The pineapple, chocolate chips, and bananas make them tropical and flavorful, the spinach makes them healthy –no need to feel guilty about indulging in sweet treats. Our judges were wow’ed!
Healthy Tropical Green Chocolate Chip Cookies
3rd Place – $100 Prize Winner
Terri Gilson – Calgary, Alberta Canada
½ cup butter
½ cup sugar
½ cup brown sugar, packed
2 bananas, mashed
1 teaspoon vanilla
½ cup canned pineapple, chopped
1 cup fresh spinach leaves, finely chopped
¾ cup milk chocolate chips
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
Preheat oven to 350˚F. Spray baking sheets with non-stick cooking spray. Cream together butter and sugars. Blend in mashed banana. Then add egg, vanilla, and pineapple. Mix in spinach and chocolate chips.
In a separate bowl, mix flour, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, and baking powder. Combine wet and dry mixtures and mix until well-blended. Drop by the heaping teaspoonful onto a cookie sheet and bake 9–12 minutes, or until cooked in the center. Cool for 5 minutes on cookie sheet; then transfer to wire rack. Makes 36 cookies.
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