Chocolate Beet Brownies With Pecans and a White Chocolate Beet Glaze
You guys know how much I love to bake with pumpkin and sweet potato. This beet brownie recipe was bound to happen. I’m so happy to team up with Love Beets to bring you guys two awesome recipes using beets that I love. The first one I’m sharing is a sweet recipe and the second is a savoury. I love beets and always have. Greeks love their beets but almost always have them in savoury form and usually in a yoghurt based salad or one with lots of garlic and red wine vinegar or some sort of variation of both. It’s delicious and I grew up eating beats that way and made my hubby a lover of them too. I have never baked a sweet treat with them so I’m super happy to be sharing this brownie recipe that we loved and makes the fudgiest brownies around thanks to the fabulous beet purée!
I used Ready-to-Eat Love Beets Organic Cooked Beets to make the purée for these brownies. No need to peel or boil or roast - all the work is already done for you pre-packaging - which is kind of genius and means no red stained nails and fingers too and saves you a lot of time. They are so versatile and can be enjoyed either hot or cold in a variety of dishes, from sandwiches, smoothies, juices and def in these brownies. They are organic, non-GMO, kosher and have no preservatives. Convenient and practical and no bad stuff - love it in a prepackaged food item.
Just like pumpkin, zucchini and sweet potatoes make any baked good super moist and fabulous, these beets do the same. These brownies pack a lot of beets in them which I love - hello extra veggies in your diet! They are also loaded with cocoa and some pecans for a little extra texture. I wanted to inject a little more beet into this recipe so I thought I would get a glaze on these guys made with beet juice. I used Love Beets Organic Beet Juice for the glaze. That and some white chocolate together not only makes the tastiest glaze but the prettiest one out there using nothing but the beet juice to achieve it. No artificial colouring needed at all. The brownies are fabulous on their own but the glaze puts them over the top, plus you get a little more veggies in too!
If you are looking for another way to add some veggies to your baked goods you must try these and look no further for the fudgiest brownies around. Enjoy! I have partnered up with Love Beets to bring you this fabulous recipe, but all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting Olive & Mango.
- 2 x 250 gram packages of Ready-to-Eat Love Beets Organic Cooked Beets
- 6 tbsp (75g) of butter
- 4 oz (100g) semisweet chocolate chopped
- 2 eggs
- ⅔ cups (100g) of all purpose flour
- ¼ tsp baking powder
- 3 tbsp of cocoa powder
- ½ cup (100g) sugar
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- ⅓ cup chopped pecans
For the white chocolate beet glaze
- 2-3 tbsp of Love Beets Organic Beet Juice
- 4 oz (100g) of white chocolate chopped
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Line and 7x7 or 8x8 metal baking pan with parchment paper and then grease paper with butter or cooking spray
- Slice the beets in half and larger ones into quarters and place in a food processor fitted with blade attachment and processes until a smooth purée. Empty into a large bowl and set aside.
- Melt butter and chocolate in a small saucepan on low/medium heat and once melted remove from heat and set aside
- Beat the eggs and then whisk them into the beet purée. Then whisk in the chocolate-butter mixture into the beet purée along with the vanilla extract.
- In a separate large bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, cocoa powder, sugar and salt. Fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until just incorporated.
- Pour batter into prepared pan and sprinkle batter with pecans. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted into the middle of batter comes out mostly clean.
- Once done remove from oven and let cool completely on a cooling rack before slicing.
- While the brownies are cooling make the white chocolate beet glaze. In a small sauce pan on medium-low heat, melt the chopped white chocolate with the beet juice whisking frequently until mixture is smooth in consistency. Allow to cool and then drizzle over brownies and serve.