Pal/Valentine’s Day Beet Brownies – Gluten and Dairy Free!

Healthy Beet BrowniesI saw a recipe for beet brownies on Move Nourish Believe so Erin and I decided to try baking… which is kind of a stretch for us. Trust me, we LOVE baked goods, but I personally don’t always enjoy following recipes and measurements closely. So here went nothing!

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Just a couple of gal pals trying to bake

Recipe taken from Move Nourish Believe

INGREDIENTS:

  • Approx. 4 large beets
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup raw sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup (75g) raw cacao
  • 1 tsp gluten free baking powder
  • ½ cup (35g) almond meal
  • 50g (1 ½ oz) walnuts, chopped
Ingredients

Brands of what we used

Icing:

  • 60ml (2 fl oz) melted coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp of beetroot juice (made from raw beetroots above)

DIRECTIONS:
(click through gallery for larger photos and the step-by-step)

FINAL THOUGHTS
It was really fun to try to make these together! The brownies on their own were good, but they definitely tasted like a healthy treat as they were less sweet than “normal” brownies. The icing was also more of a glaze, so we recommend adding toppings such as fruit, honey, or melted dark chocolate. If you are looking for a healthy gluten and dairy free recipe for brownies, give these a try! We ate the entire tray in one night 🙂

#ThemeSongThursday

The theme song for this recipe was Fitz and the Tantrums – Out of My League, because we thought there was no chance for us to successfully make this dish- remember we don’t like to bake. BUT! It all worked out… it was  “just the right kind, yeah, it was more than just a dream…”  😛

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