Healthy Beet Brownies

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This 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.

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Just Have a Brownie

When life gets crazy, have a brownie! When you a celebrating, have a brownie! When you feel like having a brownie, have a brownie! I think you’re catching what I’m throwing. Eat the damn brownie.

These fudgy healthy brownies are made with whole, healthy ingredients including beet puree! They are an amazing healthier option when it comes to baked goods. We are quite proud of how fudgy and delicious these brownies turned out.

How gorgeous are pureed beets? Our team is split when it comes to beets. I happen to love beets in every meal. Em and Lee, not so much! Thankfully, these beet brownies (though made with beets) taste nothing like beets!

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Beet brownie ingredients in a bowl

What makes these brownies so amazing?

  • Grain-free made with a mixture of coconut flour and almond flour.
  • Refined-sugar free made with maple sugar and your choice of dairy/free or sugar/free chocolate chips.
  • VEGETABLES – made with 2 full pureed beets OMG.

I’d say the beet flavor in these brownies is subtle and not super overpowering, which I prefer. Every time we’ve made this recipe we do one of those, OMG this is the best thing we’ve ever made. You can even ask Brita, the amazing woman who creates all of our recipe videos. She’s more obsessed than we are.

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.

Everything You Need to Know!

Can brownies be healthy?

Yes, brownies can be healthy! Like anything you eat, make sure you eat these brownies in moderation. Too much of anything can be an issue! However, you will get a serving of vegetables if you choose these brownies rather than a different brownie recipe.

Can I substitute the beet puree with a different puree?

Yes, you can substitute the beet puree with any vegetable or fruit puree! Some options could be apple sauce, banana puree, sweet potato puree, etc.

What are the best mix-ins for these brownies?

The beautiful part of these brownies is that you can make them your own by adding mix-ins! Here are some great mix-in options!

  • Sliced almonds
  • Walnuts
  • White chocolate chips

How do you make brownies fudgy?

We make these brownies fudgy by folding in melted chocolate chips! Adding melted chocolate chips into a batter creates clumps of thick fudgy goodness once it’s baked.

Can I freeze these brownies?

Yes, you can freeze these healthy brownies. To freeze these brownies, let them cool completely before cutting the brownies into pieces and wrapping them in plastic wrap or placing them in an air tight container. You can keep these brownies in the freezer for up to three months.

Baked brownies in a pan
baked brownies ready to eat

Healthy Brownie Recipes

4.80 from 25 votes

Healthy Brownie Recipe made with Beet Puree

This 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.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Servings: 9
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Ingredients 

Wet Ingredients

Dry Ingredients

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF and spray an 8×8-inch pan with cooking spray OR line with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • 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.
  • Prepare beet puree by placing 2 cooked beets into a food processor for 2-3 minutes or until you’ve formed a puree.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Pour brownie batter into pan and spread evenly with a spatula. Top with chocolate chips.
  • Bake for 18-21 minutes (depending on how gooey you want them).

Tips & 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.

Watch It

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Nutrition

Calories: 186 kcal, Carbohydrates: 20 g, Protein: 6 g, Fiber: 3 g, Sugar: 14 g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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Lee is the founder of Fit Foodie Finds and based in Minneapolis, MN. She started this website in 2010 as a way to share her love for real food and wellness. The internet has changed so much since then and so has Fit Foodie Finds. Today we're a female-run recipe website publishing hundreds of tried and true recipes developed and tested by our team.

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Lexi
January 28, 2018 2:26 pm
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OMG! These were amazing and totally exceeded my expectations! I would highly recommend them! Soooo delicious! Thank you for an awesome recipe!!

Candace
December 9, 2015 9:06 pm

Do you know how many beets (or packages) I would need to make a third cup?

Ana
September 1, 2015 8:37 am
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There is no reference in the directions to were you put the chocolate chips. It’s in the ingredients section. Are you just using them to decorate on top? Thanks!

Jill
June 30, 2015 9:25 pm

i had beets to cook so i added the 1/4 cup of those beets. well they look like red velvet brownies!! i haven’t tasted them yet, the brownies are still in the oven. i hope they are yummy!!!

Manda
January 15, 2015 3:59 am

Hey, what kind of gluten free flour can one use? also if one do not have some can you use regular flour?

Debbie
June 22, 2015 3:34 pm
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Would this recipe be adaptable to almond or coconut flour? They are the only flours I can use right now and I am still learning how to use them as substitutes for other flours.

November 5, 2014 9:47 pm

Hello there, You have done an excellent job. I’ll certainly digg it and personally suggest to my friends.

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Julie
April 7, 2014 7:54 pm

Thanks for the recipe.. definitely going to try it out. Tempted to mix some beets into my black bean brownies now too.

I noticed a comment about raw eggs.. thought I might suggest Flax or Chia eggs as an awesome substitute 🙂

February 24, 2014 7:30 pm

Oh man these sure do look amazing!!!! I will for sure be trying these…. as soon as my advocare challenge is done 🙂

February 21, 2014 8:04 pm

These look amazing! I spied them on IG and have been meaning to get over here to get the recipe! and I have a pack of love beets at home. It’s a sign that I should make these, right? 😉

February 19, 2014 12:16 pm

Love the new layout Lee! I am not sure I a beat person, but those look really good!