Beet Brownies

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
10 min 25 min 9
Beet Brownies
Health Highlights


3 tbsp Flaxseed meal (ground)
1/4 cup Water (plus 2 tbsp, for flax egg)
2 beet(s) Beets, raw (or use canned)
2 tbsp Water (for steaming)
1 cup Rolled oats, dry
1/4 cup Walnuts (chopped)
6 date pitted Medjool date
1/4 cup Cocoa powder, unsweetened
1/2 tbsp Instant coffee, regular, powder (optional)
1/4 tsp Sea Salt
1 tsp Vanilla extract, pure
3/4 cup Dark chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (176°C) and coat an 8-by-8-inch (20-by-20-cm) square baking dish with non-stick cooking spray
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the flax and ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons (90 ml) of water. Allow to rest for about 15 minutes or until ready to use.
  3. Trim off the stem and tail of the beets; peel, then dice. Add the diced beets to a microwave-safe bowl along with the 2 tablespoons (30 ml) of water. Microwave on high for about 10 to 12 minutes, until fork-tender. Place a paper towel under the bowl, as sometimes the water can boil over. Alternatively, the beets can be steamed in a rice cooker or over the stove until tender.
  4. While the beets steam, add the oats to a food processor and process until they become the texture of flour, about 1 minute. Next, add in the walnuts and dates; pulverize into a paste, about 2 minutes.
  5. When the beets are done steaming, drain off the water and add the beets to the food processor along with the cocoa powder, instant coffee, sea salt, vanilla, and chocolate chips. Process for a good 3 to 5 minutes, until the entire mixture is very smooth. It should render into a thick paste.
  6. Spoon the batter into the dish. Using a spatula, even out the top of the batter. Bake for 25 minutes, until set. Cool completely on a wire rack before slicing into 9 squares.


  • The addition of instant coffee is optional, but it helps bring out a deeper chocolate richness in baked goods.


Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 210
Calories from fat 58
Calories from saturated fat 13.3
Total Fat 6.4 g
Saturated Fat 1.5 g
Trans Fat 0
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.6 g
Monounsaturated Fat 3.2 g
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 98 mg
Potassium 307 mg
Total Carbohydrate 36 g
Dietary Fiber 5.4 g
Sugars 17.4 g
Protein 4.4 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Fruit 0.1
Grain 0.3
Meat Alternative 0.2
Vegetables 0.3

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