Chocolate Beet Brownies

If you haven’t heard me rant and rave about the chocolate-beet combo – get ready! It’s seriously super good and a great way to add a little extra nutrient boost to your chocolatey goodies. Check it out:

Chocolate Beet Brownies
 

Ingredients
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 225 g chopped semi-sweet chocolate
  • ½ cup sunflower oil or canola oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups peeled and grated raw beets

Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 325F.
  2. Whisk the flour with the cocoa powder and salt in a medium bowl.
  3. Melt the chocolate over low heat in a small, heavy-bottomed pot until melted, stirring consistently. Stir the sunflower or canola oil into the melted chocolate until smooth.
  4. Whisk eggs with granulated sugar and vanilla in a large bowl.
  5. Whisk in the chocolate mixture, then fold in the flour mixture and the 2 cups grated beets until just combined.
  6. Scrape into an oiled 8 × 8 inch. metal baking pan. Bake at 325F until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 45 to 50 min.
  7. Cool on a rack before cutting into squares.

 

Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Chocolate Zucchini Cake
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Recipe type: Dessert
 

Ingredients
  • 2 ½ c. all purpose unbleached white flour (or whole wheat pastry flour)
  • ½ c. buttermilk or plain yogurt
  • ¾ c. Drifless Sunflower oil/vegetable/canola/safflower oil
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 c. zucchini, grated
  • 3 Tbsp. Unsweetened cocoa
  • ½ tsp. Baking powder
  • 1 tsp. Baking soda
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp cardamom
  • 1 c. bittersweet chocolate chips (optional)
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla

Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Butter a 9 x 13 inch pan.
  3. Whisk together oil, sugar, eggs, buttermilk, & vanilla.
  4. Add grated zucchini.
  5. Mix dry ingredients, with a sifter into a larger bowl (or the bowl of an electric mixer).
  6. Pour wet ingredients into dry and mix throughly.
  7. Add chocolate chips if desired.
  8. Pour into pan & bake for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  9. Eat plain, sprinkled with powdered sugar, or drizzled with a chocolate glaze.

 

Chocolate Beet Cake

I know, I know, you’re thinking beets?! in CAKE?! Yep, trust me this chocolate beet cake is nothing but a slice of chocolatey heaven.

Chocolate Beet Cake
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Recipe type: Dessert
 

This recipe was created by Dani Lind of Rooted Spoon Culinary
Ingredients
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tbsp oil (canola, or Driftless sunflower oil)
  • 1½ c. shredded beets

Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Grease a 9” cake pan. Sift dry ingredients together.
  3. Melt chocolate in double boiler.
  4. Cool chocolate; blend thoroughly with eggs & oil.
  5. Combine flour mixture with chocolate mixture, alternating with the beets.
  6. Pour into pan.
  7. Bake until knife can be removed from center cleanly, about 30-40 minutes. (Cover with powdered sugar, berries, whipped cream, or you favorite chocolate frosting or glaze.)

 

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