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Double Chocolate Banana Beet Brownies

These heavenly Double Chocolate Banana Beet Brownies are oil-free, gluten-free, and vegan. Plus they're low in sugar as they are naturally sweetened by bananas. They would be wonderful for making as a special treat for friends and family (or for yourself!), and you'd never know that they contain a healthy serving of beets!
Beetroots contain potent phytonutrients called betalains, which give them their vibrant red or golden colors and boast antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. In addition, beets may help lower blood pressure, enhance athletic endurance and performance, and promote digestive health.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Servings 12

Ingredients
  

Wet Ingredients

  • 4 bananas
  • 1 1/2 cup beet pre-steamed
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

Dry Ingredients

  • 2 cup oat flour
  • 3/4 cup cacao powder
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp Ceylon cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda

Additional Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips or chopped chocolate
  • 1/2 cup walnuts

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375°F, and line a 9" x 13" baking dish with parchment paper.
  • Add all of the wet ingredients to a blender, and blend until smooth. Add in the dry ingredients, and blend until all of the ingredients are combined and there are no lumps of the dry ingredients left.
  • Stir in the walnuts and chocolate, and pour into the baking dish. Bake for 25 - 30 minutes, or until you can press down on the top and it springs back.
  • Once baked, carefully transfer to a cooling rack or wooden board by holding the edges of the parchment paper, and allow to cool for at least 10 minutes before slicing into 12 brownies.

Notes

  • This recipe makes a batch of 12 large brownies.
  • Once cooled, the brownies can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days, or frozen for longer.