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Healthier Chocolate Beetroot Brownies: wheat free, gluten free.

I love a chocolate brownie, who doesn’t? But they so often just don’t agree with me. Due to having Crohns diease I have to e wheat free and I can’t tolerate too much fat.  For ages I have been meaning to play around with making a lighter, healthier, wheat free version of a brownie. Finally, one Friday night, after teaching Pilates and doing ballet, I had the moment I needed. That chocolately, cakey craving. 

Now I like beetroot, but only in small quantities. This is definitely a good way to use beetroot if you grow your own or get a glut given to you. In fact it may be the best way to cook with beetroot 😉 It really is surprisingly nice. I may even have to grow beetroot next year just to make it again. 

Dietitian UK: Healthier Chocolate, Beetroot Brownies

Any other good beetroot recipes, please do share.

Chocolate Beetroot Brownies
Yields 20
Simple beetroot chocolate brownies, the hardest bit is cooking and peeling the beetroot if you use it from fresh!
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
40 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
40 min
145 calories
20 g
30 g
7 g
2 g
4 g
58 g
28 g
14 g
0 g
2 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
58g
Yields
20
Amount Per Serving
Calories 145
Calories from Fat 61
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g
11%
Saturated Fat 4g
20%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 30mg
10%
Sodium 28mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates 20g
7%
Dietary Fiber 2g
8%
Sugars 14g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A
3%
Vitamin C
2%
Calcium
2%
Iron
6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 500g beetroot
  2. 100g dark chocolate
  3. 100g unsalted butter
  4. 2 eggs
  5. 200g sugar
  6. 100g flour
  7. 50g cocoa
Instructions
  1. Cook the beetroot by boiling for 10-15 minutes until you can stick a knife in and it is soft. Leave it to cool and then peel with gloves on! A messy job.
  2. Place the beetroot in a food processor and blit, then place in a sieve and press out any excess fluid, or you will get soggy brownies!
  3. Melt the butter and chocolate, I used the microwave, heating for 30 seconds at a time and stirring until it was melted.
  4. Now mix the beetroot and chocolate mix together.
  5. Beat the eggs and sugar together separately and then add these to the chocolate mix.
  6. Finally fold the flour and cocoa into the mixture.
  7. Pour into a greased, lined tray.
  8. Bake at Gas Mark 4 for 30 minutes
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calories
145
fat
7g
protein
2g
carbs
20g
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Dietitian UK https://www.dietitianuk.co.uk/

Gluten Free Healthier Chocolate and Beetroot Brownies.

Chocolate Brownies, what’s not to love? I actually can’t eat rich foods, so these babies hit the spot for me on more than one level. They are healthier as I’ve cut down the butter and chocolate, they have lower in sugar, gluten/wheat free and they contain beetroot plus prunes.

Today was one of those days when I was in need of a pick me up. Tired after a busy week, 32 weeks pregnant with an active toddler to amuse and a husbnad at work. So I did what I do when I’m tired…. I got busy in the kitchen. I fancied chocolate and we had some leftover beetroot in the fridge, it reminded me of a chocolate and beetroot cake someone had made once, so after a quick peek at Pinterest I set about adapting my Chocolate and prune Brownie recipe.

The end result – AMAZING. These came out a whole heap better than I had expected. I tested them on the hubby who pulled a bit of a face until he bit into one, then gave it a 9/10. It’s taken a fair amount of will power for us not to eat all of them in one evening 😉

Dietitian UK: Gluten Free Chocolate and Beetroot Brownies

Chocolate and Beetroot Brownies (Gluten Free)
Yields 12
Gluten free, Chocolate and Beetroot Brownies - a healthier take.
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153 calories
21 g
40 g
7 g
3 g
4 g
55 g
26 g
3 g
0 g
2 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
55g
Yields
12
Amount Per Serving
Calories 153
Calories from Fat 65
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g
11%
Saturated Fat 4g
21%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 40mg
13%
Sodium 26mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates 21g
7%
Dietary Fiber 3g
10%
Sugars 3g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A
6%
Vitamin C
1%
Calcium
4%
Iron
9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 50g butter
  2. 75g dark chocolate
  3. 100g rice flour
  4. 50g cocoa powder
  5. 1 tsp baking powder
  6. 100g prune puree
  7. 175g beetroot
  8. 2 eggs
Instructions
  1. Weigh out the butter and chocolate, then melt either in the microwave or over a pan of boiling water.
  2. Weigh out 75g prunes, add 50ml water and pulse to make a puree in a food processor. Then remove and set aside.
  3. Mix the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder together.
  4. Add in the melted butter and chocolate.
  5. Next mix in the prune puree along with the chopped beetroot.
  6. Add the eggs one at a time.
  7. Place into a greased baking tray and level off the top.
  8. Bake at Gas Mark 4 for 30 minutes.
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calories
153
fat
7g
protein
3g
carbs
21g
more
Dietitian UK https://www.dietitianuk.co.uk/