Beet Chocolate Brownies Recipe By Christine Bailey

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time:  25 minutes

Makes 12 brownies

125g cooked beetroot (about 2 beetroots) grated

200g almond nut butter

200g dark chocolate

75g xylitol sugar alternative (available in stores as Total Sweet)

3 eggs

1tsp vanilla extract

30g chocolate or vanilla protein powder

60g ground almonds

1tsp ground cinnamon

1tsp bicarbonate of soda

1tsp baking powder

60g shelled hemp seeds

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C, gas mark 4. 
  2. Place the nut butter, dark chocolate and xylitol in a pan a warm gently to melt the chocolate. Allow the chocolate to cool slightly. Place in a food processor with eggs, vanilla, ground almond, cinnamon and soda and process to combine. Process in the beetroot. Stir in hemp seeds using.  Spoon the mixture into a square 20cm / 8inch baking tin.
  3. Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes until golden brown and firm to touch. Cool then cut into bars.

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