nutritional information

Per Brownie:

  • Calories: 161
  • Protein: 2 g
  • Total Fat: 8 g
  • Saturated Fat: 5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 21 g
  • Cholesterol: 42 mg
  • Sodium: 17 mg
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Sugar: 16 g

Red Velvet Brownies

Red Velvet Brownies

Makes 16 brownies

The natural sweetness and thick texture of beets keep these brownies tender.
  • 2 large cooked beets or 1 14-oz. can beets, rinsed and drained
  • ½ cup unsalted butter (1 stick), melted
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup plus 2 Tbs. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 Tbs. instant espresso powder
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat 9-inch square baking dish with cooking spray.

2. Purée beets in food processor until smooth, scraping down sides as necessary. You should have 1 cup. Set aside.

3. Whisk together butter and sugar in bowl until smooth. Add vanilla, then whisk in eggs, one at a time. Stir in beets.

4. Whisk together flour, cocoa powder, and espresso powder in separate bowl. Fold flour mixture into beet mixture until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips. Pour into prepared pan.

5. Bake 30 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into center comes out almost clean. Cool, then cut into 16 squares.

May/June 2010 p.74

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For every ingredient in this recipe, I substituted something else. How come it didn't turn out?

ChocoBaker - 2013-05-28 17:35:04

Its look so good and healthy. What can I use to substitute eggs in the recipe to make it eggless?

Richa Vala - 2013-05-21 18:15:26

They did not come out red, and that's the only reason I gave it 3 stars instead of 4. While that disappointed me, it's a good thing, as I am surrounded by unadventurous omnivores, lol! They're fast, fun, and great. Thanks.

CRF Potts - 2013-04-26 19:51:41

They didn't come out red! :( Otherwise, tweaked the recipe slightly to make them a little fluffier and they were pretty good!

Diana McAnulty - 2013-04-17 03:37:42

These are amazingly superb! The expresso powder added a depth and richness to the flavor. I even forgot to add the mini chips and they were still great. Even my husband ate them. I definitely will make them again and will add the chips too!

Susan Long - 2012-07-25 02:44:29

These are amazing! My store didn't have espresso, so I used instant coffee. Tasted out of this world great!

Lorraine Smith - 2012-06-04 21:58:22

These look amazing! Love beets :)

Lauren Kelly - 2012-05-08 23:15:39

I used flax seed and water to replace the eggs and earth balance butter. I used real sugar but thought about stevia. My husband and kids usually notice and i wanted them to eat these. I think the person providing this recipe should consider providing a vegan option. Most vegetarians don't eat eggs even if they do eat butter.

K - 2012-05-06 04:07:14

Great recipe! I cut the sugar in half, used 1/2 a stick of butter and 1/2 a cup of applesauce, and melted 1/3 of a 100% caco sugar free dark chocolate bar instead of chocolate chips.

gabrielle cahoon - 2012-05-02 13:00:17

Has anyone made this recipe without the coffee?

Cathy L. - 2012-05-01 22:04:55

Thank you, Zornitsa for your vegan version. I would like to try it your way so it does not have any dairy or "meat" products!

CLC - 2012-05-01 15:53:12

Zornista, great ideas to make this vegan and low fat and therefore a lot healthies. Thanks for the tips.

Karen-Ann Levine - 2012-05-01 15:24:11

How is this brownie recipe vegetarian with a stick of butter?

Karen-Ann Levine - 2012-05-01 15:22:51

You can really substitute 1/2 teaspoon of liquid stevia for 1 cup of sugar? I wouldn't think that would provide enough sweetness!

Anne - 2012-05-01 15:19:17

I used whole wheat flour. All I can say is THESE ROCK!!!!! The brownies are more like molten lava cake bites when warm. I grated canned beets with a grater with tiny graters then mashed by hand. So yummy. Even my picky wife liked them. Thanks!

Frantasm - 2011-08-31 21:29:58