Beetroot Brownie's

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If my fussiest of fussy eaters approves of these then they must be good! A great way to sneak in veggies for the kids and you!

These are lunchbox friendly too. x

Ingredients:

1 cup of spelt flour

1/2 cup oat flour - you can use any combo of flour. I’m loving this combo so sticking with it for now.

1 teaspoon baking powder

Good pinch of salt

2 tablespoons cocoa or cacao powder

2 whisked eggs

3/4-1 cup pureed cooked beetroot - approx 2 beetroot heads

3 tablespoons ghee/butter or EV olive oil.

1/2 cup agave/honey/maple syrup

1 block dark chocolate - I like to use Lindt 70%

1/2 tablespoon coconut oil

Method:

Combine dry ingredients in a bowl and give a good mix.

Combine wet ingredients in a separate bowl and add to dry ingredients. Add in pureed beetroot. Add in 1/2 cup first and combine. I would wait to add in melted chocolate to see what the colour of the batter looks like before adding in the remainder of pureed beetroot.

I melt my chocolate in a glass bowl with the coconut oil and microwave for a minute. Give a good stir then microwave in 30 second incriments until melted. If melting chocolate over the stove, omit the coconut oil.

Add melted chocolate to brownie batter and combine. I like to add in a few tablespoons of warm water to loosen the batter. Add in extra beetroot if needed.

Grease a shallow pan with olive oil or baking paper and add in brownie mixture.

Bake for 35 minutes at 180 degrees. Test if cooked with a skewer.

Allow to cool in pan for 10 minutes before flipping on a wire rack.

Enjoy Guys !

Tips:

Wash beetroots before individually wrapping in foil - bake for 45 min (180 degrees) or until beetroots are soft. Roast extra for salads!

Remove the skin before pureeing beetroots in a mixer for 90 seconds.

As mentioned above, depending on the size of your beetroots I would only add in half a cup of pureed beetroot to batter, after mixing in melted chocolate you could slowly add the remainder if needed.

If batter is looking too red add more chocolate or cocoa.

I have saved all my cooking videos for this recipe in my highlights reel on my Instagram feed. 😘

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