Food, Fun, recipe, Sweets

IMG_3642The next two posts are dedicated to beets. They are a great veggie to enjoy in the fall and winter months and can be used in anything from a juice to burgers and even brownies.  I have tried many varieties of brownies in the past with little luck but I loved the result of these moist, decadent brownies.  Beets are not that outrageous as I have heard everything from mayonnaise, black beans, applesauce, and even diet coke mixed into a batter.

Beet Brownies

batter red as a beet

batter red as a beet

post-baked pre-sliced

post-baked pre-sliced

  • 2-3 medium size cooked and pureed beets, to equal 1 cup
  • ½ cup unsalted butter (1 stick), melted
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 t baking powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/3 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 2 tablespoons strong black coffee (optional)
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2c chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 350F  Grease an 8 x 8″ pan.  Set aside.

Combine butter and sugar.  Add eggs, vanilla, coffee, and beets.

Whisk dry ingredients.  Flour and cocoa powder.  Fold in beet mixture, add chocolate chips.  Pour into prepared pan.  Bake 22-25 minutes or until toothpick in center comes out clean.  Cool completely before cutting.

*My batter was much more runny than that of the blog I referenced so check out the link below to get their take!

http://www.earlymorningfarm.com/chocolate-beet-brownies/

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