Vegan Beetroot Brownie

June 11, 2020
When I was 5 years old I tried brownie for the first time. Since then, this has been my favorite dessert. When I became vegan I thought I couldn't eat brownies anymore, but I easily found some replacements for eggs. I usually mix psyllium husk with water like I did for this recipe. Psyllium husk not only helps the brownie to stick together, but is also extremely healthy.

After I learned how to make classic vegan brownies, my creativity couldn’t stop there (!) and I started to make different kinds of brownies. My other specialties are raw brownie and black bean brownie, and this time I prepared a delicious beetroot brownie.

Sounds strange? Don’t worry, you won’t taste the beets when it is done. But it will be definitely healthier than a simple brownie. Beets contain a lot of iron, calcium, and magnesium, so it is very useful especially for vegans. It also contains betaine, which has a fat burning effect. Which is great when we are eating cakes, right?
Vegan beet brownie

Vegan Beetroot Brownie

Recipe Type: Sweets
utensils YIELDS 8 servings
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  • 500g beetroots
  • 100g coconut oil
  • 200g dark chocolate
  • 100g wheat flour
  • 200g brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp psyllium husk
  • 3 tbsp cold water
  • 25g cocoa powder
  • 1 pinch salt
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1. Peel the beets, cut them into small pieces, and blanch them in a little water until they become soft.

2. Use a mixer or a blender to blend the cooked beets, dark chocolate, and coconut oil together, until creamy. Transfer to a baking pan.

3. Mix the psyllium husk with the cold water and leave it for a few minutes, before you add into the chocolate mixture. Stir well.

4. Add the wheat flour and brown sugar into the chocolate mixture. Mix well.

5. Transfer to a baking sheet and bake it for 25 mins.

6. Let it cool and put it to the fridge for a night. When it’s cold you can easily slice it and enjoy it.

Also by Adrienn: Vegan Pasta in Creamy Beetroot Sauce with Mint

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Photo: Adrienn Gyetko

Adrienn is an animal right activist based in Hungary. She likes to create healthy and delicious plant-based recipes. She is also passionate about nutrition, fitness and travelling. She practices yoga and meditation. Find out more about her work on her blog and follow her on Instagram @szamocadri.


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