A Valentine’s Day Treat

H A P P Y    V A L E N T I N E’ S    D AY!

A sweet treat to show your love for that special someone – and yourself!

Love yourself first.

Sneaky Beet Brownies

Ingredients

Wet

  • 1/2 cup Beet Puree (about 2  medium beets)
  • 1/3 cup Pure Maple Syrup
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 cup Dark Chocolate Chips (melted)

Dry

  • 1/4 cup Dark Chocolate Chips (for topping)
  • 1 cup Almond Flour
  • 2 tablespoons Coconut Flour
  • 1/3 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2  teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°F and spray 8-inch by 8-inch pan with cooking spray or line with parchment paper. Set aside. Mix all dry ingredients (except for chocolate chips) in a medium-sized bowl. Set aside. The 1/4 cup of chocolate chips will be used on top. Prepare beet puree by placing two (2) cooked beets into a food processor (or high-powered blender) for about 2 – 3 minutes or until puree is formed. In a separate bowl, mix together all wet ingredients except for 1/2 cup of chocolate chips, which will be melted following step. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix thoroughly. Place 1/2 cup of chocolate chips into a small, microwave-safe bowl and heat on high for 1 minute and 30 seconds, stirring every 30 seconds. After chocolate chips are melted, fold into brownie mixture. Pour brownie mixture into pan and spread evenly with a spatula. Top with chocolate chips. Bake for about 18 – 21 minutes, depending on amount of “gooeyness.”

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1/9 – Calories: 186 – Sugar: 14g – Carbohydrates: 20g – Fiber: 3g – Protein: 6g

Reference

Hersh, L. (2018). Sneaky Beet Brownies. Fit Foodie Finds. doi:https://fitfoodiefinds.com/sneaky-beet-brownies-2/ Accessed on February 5, 2018.

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About rrluthi

Certified fitness expert with a passion for educating and empowering people of all ages (young "kiddos" to the active aging "baby boomers") about the benefits of adopting and maintaining an active, healthy lifestyle, preventing injury, and feeling good. Proven strengths applying cutting-edge fitness/wellness concepts and research through roles as a health coach, fitness trainer, group exercise instructor, and rehabilitation aide—in addition to promoting these concepts in a more systematic way through blogging and social media, community outreach, and corporate wellness program facilitation.
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