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Sneaky Beet Brownies

This paleo-friendly coconut flour brownie recipe is fudgy and made with wholesome ingredients that are all gluten-free! There’s no oil involved thanks to the secret ingredient of beet puree. That’s how this recipe got its name of Sneaky Beet Brownies.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Author: Lee Hersh
  • Yield: 9

Ingredients

Wet

  • 1/2 cup beet puree (about 2 medium beets*)
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips, melted

Dry

  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips (for topping)
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF and spray an 8×8-inch pan with cooking spray OR line with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Mix all dry ingredients (except for chocolate chips) in a medium-sized bowl and set aside. The 1/4 cup of chocolate chips will be used on top.
  3. Prepare beet puree by placing 2 cooked beets into a food processor for 2-3 minutes or until you’ve formed a puree.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix together all wet ingredients except for 1/2 cup of chocolate chips (you be melting these for later). Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix.
  5. Place 1/2 cup of chocolate chips into a small, microwave-safe bowl and heat on high for 1 minute and 30 seconds, stirring every 30 seconds. When chocolate chips are melted, fold them into brownie batter.
  6. Pour brownie batter into pan and spread evenly with a spatula. Top with chocolate chips.
  7. Bake for 18-21 minutes (depending on how gooey you want them).

Notes

* You can buy pre-cooked beets in some grocery stores. To make beet puree with uncooked beets, preheat oven to 400ºF. Wrap beets in tin foil and bake for 45-60 minutes. Remove from oven, let cool, and remove skin. Place beets in a food processor for 2-3 minutes until pureed.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/9
  • Calories: 186
  • Sugar: 14
  • Carbohydrates: 20
  • Fiber: 3
  • Protein: 6