I've made beetroot cake in the past, but for some reason the idea of using beets for brownies had never occurred to me until I stumbled across a post by Margot of Coffee & Vanilla. As a result, I was at the grocery store the same day to pick up some beets and made a few adjustments to her recipe to suit my preferences. Usually when I made desserts or treats, they are raw, but leave it to me to bake on one the hottest days of the year so far. Not that I have any regrets, and apparently my husband didn't either — although it makes a large pan of brownies, they were eaten up quickly, for breakfast and for lunch. I did have a few little bites and shared some with my best friend Basil, but hubby got the lion's share.
These certainly are a treat and if you didn't know it, you probably wouldn't guess there were beets in the mix. At the same time, they add a unique sweetness, combined with fine quality dark chocolate, unsweetened coconut and coconut sugar. The first bites had a hint of spiciness, though there is no spice present. These cakey brownies are some of the best I have enjoyed in a while. They are fairly easy to make up, especially if you roast the beets the day before.
|Beetroot Chocolate Brownies with Coconut|
|Recipe by Lisa Turner|
Adapted from Coffee & Vanilla
Published on June 2, 2015
Lightly sweet brownies with roasted beets and coconut in the batter
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Other brownies recipes you are sure to enjoy from Lisa's Kitchen:
Vegan Black Bean Brownies
Brownies with Dried Fruit
Peanut Butter Brownies