Chocolate Beetroot Brownies

Chocolate Beetroot Brownies

Chocolate Beetroot Brownies

The Pregnancy Pantry
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Resting Time 15 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Snack
Servings 12

Ingredients
  

  • 115 / 4 Grams / oz Precooked Beetroot
  • 100 / 3-1/2 Grams / oz Dark 80-90% Cocoa Chocolate /Sugar free optional
  • 60 / 2 Grams / oz Butter
  • 60 / 2 Grams / oz Natural Honey / Omit this completely for an entirely indulgent treat which won't spike your sugar levels
  • 70 / 2-1/2 Grams / oz Raw Cacao Powder
  • 70 / 2-1/2 Grams / oz Wholemeal Self Raising Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 115 / 4 Grams /oz Chopped Walnuts
  • 115 / 4 Grams /oz Chopped and Pitted Medjool Dates
  • 2 Medium Sized Eggs

Instructions
 

  • 1. Preheat oven to 180°C / 350°F / Gas 6 and grease and line a 12 inch tray bake tin. 
    2. Break up the chocolate and place into a heatproof bowl along with the honey and butter. Sit over a pan of barely simmering water (a bain marie) and allow the chocolate to melt, stirring occasionally, 
    3. Meanwhile, chop the beetroot and add to your blender, add a tablespoon of water if too thick.  Blend until it reaches a smooth consistency and set aside. 
    4. If the chocolate has completely melted and a rich glossy mixture has formed, remove from the heat and set aside. 
    5. In a separate bowl mix the flour, cocoa and baking powder together.
    6. Chop the walnuts and dates up and add to the flour mixture giving it a thorough mix, by doing this you’ll prevent any of walnuts and dates dropping to the bottom of the pan in the oven. 
    7. Add the beetroot mixture to the chocolate and stir until completely combined. 
    8. Whisk the eggs and pour slowly into the chocolate mixture and mix completely.
    9. Create a well in the dry mixture and slowly spoon in the wet mixture, be careful when mixing but ensure the mixture is combined. 
    Pour you mixture into your prepared tray bake tin and place in the middle of the oven for 15-20 minutes or until a knife inserted into the middle of the brownie comes out completely clean.  
    Once cooked leave to cool slightly before lifting out onto a large chopping board, Cut into equal squares and place on a wire rack.
    Enjoy x 

Notes

These will keep in a cool dry place in an airtight container for up to 5 days, although I doubt they’ll last that long. 
Keyword Chocolate, Healthy Snacks, Refined Sugar Free