21 Jun Just “Beet It” Brownies
JUST “BEET-IT” BROWNIES
~makes about 12-14 brownies
¾ cup Gluten Free Flax Flour (any GF flour works well)
¾ tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
¾ cup of dark chocolate chips (I actually used a dark chocolate bar from Trader Joe’s)
12 oz. cooked beets, drained and puréed (I use LOVE BEETS brand and then pureed them in my VitaMix)
½ c. brown sugar, packed
¼ c. unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tbsp. soft butter or coconut oil
1½ tsp. plain nonfat Greek yogurt
¼ c. unsweetened applesauce
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1. Preheat oven to 350° and lightly coat an 8” square baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the GF flour, baking powder, & salt.
3. Add the chocolate chips or broken pieces of dark chocolate bar to a separate microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 20-30 second intervals, stirring after each, until the chocolate melts (about 1 to 1½ min). Stir in the beet purée and next 6 ingredients (through vanilla), mixing thoroughly. Add in the flour mixture, stirring just until incorporated.
4. Pour the batter into the prepared pan, and bake at 350° for 35-40 min or until firm. Cool completely before slicing.