Beet Brownies

  • Yields 12-24 brownies
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 8 oz. unsweetened baking chocolate bar
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked beets, mashed or pureed
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, optional

What a great way to get some nutritious vegetables into a dessert!

Grease a 9 x 13 baking pan and set aside. Cook beets until very soft and puree in food

processor, set aside. Using a pot with 2 inches of water in the bottom and a stainless
steel bowl resting on top with chocolate and butter in it, melt chocolate until smooth;
remove from heat and allow to cool. In a medium bowl, sift together flours, baking
powder, and salt. In a large bowl combine egg, sugar, vanilla and beets; blend until
smooth. Gently fold in chocolate mixture until well combined. Working in 2 batches,
add flour mixture to chocolate and gently stir together until fully incorporated. Pour
into a prepared pan and bake at 350 degree for 30-40 minutes. Allow to cool to room