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Beet Brownies with Coconut (Dairy Free)

These decadent, dairy free and low in sugar Beet Brownies with Coconut can be enjoyed as a healthy veggie dessert or even snack.
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword beet, brownies
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 9 brownies
Author Monika Dabrowski

Ingredients

  • 2 medium beets approx. 340 g, unpeeled
  • 200 g dark chocolate 65-70% cocoa solids, use dairy free if preferred
  • 100 ml coconut oil
  • 100 g sugar
  • 100 g flour
  • 100 g dark chocolate chips use dairy free if preferred
  • 3 eggs
  • 20 g cacao or cocoa powder
  • 20 g desiccated coconut

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425 F/ 220 C/ gas mark 7. Place the beets on a baking tray and bake for 45 minutes. Remove from the oven, leave to cool, then peel. Chop the beets roughly, combine with the desiccated coconut and puree until smooth. Set aside. (you can bake the beetroot ahead and, once cooled, refrigerate it until you are ready to use it)
  • Preheat the oven to 350 F/ 180 C/ gas mark 4. Lightly grease a 22 cm square baking tin, line with baking paper (see the photo) and set aside.
  • Break up the chocolate, place, along with the coconut oil, in a bowl over a pot of simmering water (the water shouldn't touch the bowl) and melt, stirring often. Remove from the heat and take the bowl off the pot. Set aside.
  • Combine the flour with the cacao (or cocoa) powder, stir with a whisk and set aside.
  • Beat the eggs and sugar for 2 minutes. Stir in the beet mixture, then gradually pour in the melted chocolate (it will have cooled by then), stirring all the time with a spoon. Fold in the flour mixture (add the chocolate chips when almost all the flour has been mixed in). Stir only until the flour is no longer visible.
  • Pour the batter into the baking tin, smooth out the top or give your cake a bit of a 'messy' appearance with the back of a large spoon (as I have done) and bake in the middle of the oven for 25 minutes. Remove from the oven, let cool in the tin for 5 minutes, then lift out of the tin with the paper and place on a cooling rack. Best served warm. Yields 9 large brownies.

Notes

Preparation time includes the time needed to bake the beetroot.