Fudgy, chocolate-y goodness, what’s not to like about a delicious brownie? One might assume that in order to live healthy and follow a vegan lifestyle, it’s not possible to indulge from time to time. Well, we’ve created a recipe that will cure every chocolate-lover’s wishes!
Since experimenting with vegan cooking we have come across numerous brownie recipes and we’ve recreated our fair share. They included avocado, sweet potato, carrot, and other vegetable ingredients that one would usually eat for lunch or dinner. Although we liked these recipes, we’re always up for trying out something new.
On our trip to the market this week we saw an offer for beetroot at a relatively low price, but it meant that we had to buy 8 beets. Although beets are delicious and very healthy, we decided we wanted to do something other than adding all of them to our main meals of the day. Out came this scrumptious vegan beetroot brownie!
Although this was only our first time experimenting with beetroot in a sweet snack, it turned out tasting absolutely gorgeous! The natural sweetness of beets is just perfect for creating healthy vegan snacks!
As anyone who ever used beets knows, they give an amazing color to any dish. We always end up with pink fingertips after cooking with beetroot! The beets gave our brownie a lovely red undertone next to the brown of the cocoa.
The recipe does not require any fancy techniques, just a bit of time to put it together and a good mixer. A blender or handmixer will do the trick!
Without a little fat, a brownie wouldn’t be a brownie. Rather than adding the standard fats such as butter or coconut oil, we chose to take a different route. Hazelnuts and cacao make just the perfect combination. Who doesn’t like nutella!? Instead of using nutella though, we opted for hazelnut butter in our version, combined with raw cacao powder (which was inspired by the Happy Pear’s recipe for Nutella of course!). And it couldn’t have turned out any better!
For a little crunch, we also added some raw hazelnuts to our brownie. You could of course trade these for pecans or walnuts!
If you are looking for a recipe that will form the perfect healthy, but certainly indulging brownie, you’ve come to the right place! Why not give it a try? We are certain you won’t regret it!