Fudgy Dark Chocolate Beet Brownies
Fudgy Dark Chocolate Beet Brownies are incredibly moist and chocolatey! You would never know that they're loaded up with 1/2 pound of beets! These beet brownies are easy to make and will be a hit for any brownie lover.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 20 brownies
- 8 ounces boiled and peeled beets about 2 medium beets
- 2 sticks unsalted butter plus more for buttering parchment paper
- 8 ounces dark chocolate chopped or chips
- 1¼ cups white whole wheat flour (150 grams)
- 1½ teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 4 eggs at room temperature
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup golden brown sugar packed
Quarter beets and transfer to food processor; process until pureed, scraping the sides down twice. (You should end up with a scant one cup of beet puree.)
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Line a 9-inch by 9-inch brownie pan with parchment paper or grease pan generously.
Cut sticks of butter into tablespoon size chunks and place in a heavy saucepan. Add chopped chocolate and cook over low heat, stirring constantly until mixture melts and is smooth. Remove the pan from heat and set aside to cool.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, gently mix the eggs for about 30 seconds. Add vanilla and brown sugar; mix on medium-high until light and airy, about 2 minutes. Reduce speed and add beet puree and then slowly add chocolate mixture; mix just until combined. Add flour mixture and again, mix just until combined. Pour batter into prepared pan and smooth top with a rubber spatula.
Bake 25 to 30 minutes, until a knife inserted into the center comes out with just a few moist crumbs sticking to it. Allow brownies to cool for 5 minutes then transfer with parchment to cooling rack.
Cut and serve warm, at room temperature, or straight from the refrigerator (my favorite).
Calories: 233kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 57mg | Potassium: 185mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 340IU | Vitamin C: 0.6mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 1.9mg