Beet Brownies

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


2 beet(s) Beets, raw (golden if desired)
1/4 cup Cocoa powder, unsweetened
3/4 cup Dark chocolate chips, vegan
3 tbsp Flaxseed meal (ground)
1/2 tbsp Instant coffee, regular, powder (optional)
6 date pitted Medjool date
1 cup Rolled oats, dry (gluten-free)
1/4 tsp Sea Salt
1 tsp Vanilla extract, pure
1/4 cup Walnuts (chopped)
2 tbsp Water
2 cup Water (plus 2 tbsp)


1. In a small bowl, whisk together the flax and ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons (90 ml) water. Allow to rest for about 15 minutes or until ready to use.

2. Trim off the stem and tail of the beets; peel, then dice. Discard the peels. 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.

3. 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.

4. Preheat the oven to 350°F (176°C). When the beets are done steaming, drain off the water and add the beets to the food processor along with the remaining ingredients. Process for a good 3 to 5 minutes, until the entire mixture is very smooth. It should render into a thick paste.

5. Coat an 8-by-8-inch (20-by-20-cm) square baking dish with non-stick cooking spray and 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 cooling rack before slicing into 9 squares.

Serve and enjoy!


Enjoy with a cup of chai tea!

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

I like to keep a small jar on hand just for baking!

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 242
Calories from fat 103
Calories from saturated fat 42
Total Fat 11.5 g
Saturated Fat 4.7 g
Trans Fat 0
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.4 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.8 g
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 84 mg
Potassium 270 mg
Total Carbohydrate 33 g
Dietary Fiber 6.8 g
Sugars 18.2 g
Protein 4.7 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Fruit 0.1
Grain 0.3
Meat Alternative 0.2
Vegetables 0.3

Energy sources