Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Banana Beet Brownies

I feel like I have so much to share lately and no time to organize my thoughts and actually post something, with midterms last week and our trip to St. Louis this past weekend. But I am finally catching up, and hopefully will have more time to do work this weekend when we are in Ohio. We also hosted our first potluck dinner in our apartment on Monday! The theme was "what Columbus didn't bring" to celebrate all that the new world had to offer even before Columbus came and did a bunch of unethical stuff...anyways, we ended up with an awesome mix of the most indigenous foods that included some really great squash dishes, apple pie, wild rice, chicken and rice, corn, ice cream, and tacos to name some. It was so fun and I'm already excited for the next one (Pre-Thanksgiving dinner??). There is something about just hanging out and talking and eating that makes for the best nights.

Anyways, I have been working pretty hard on this brownie recipe, and since I debuted some of the experimental versions at the dinner, I thought this would be a great time to share what I came up with. It might sound a little crazy, but trust me on this one! I think they are pretty revolutionary...I really like them without any added sugars, because the dark chocolate taste really stands out, but if you would like, you can easily add honey to sweeten them to your liking. As always, the recipe is really simple too...

Banana Beet Brownies


Banana Beet Brownies

Ingredients

  • 2 red beets, cooked (I used the really convenient pre-cooked and packaged kind)
  • 2 bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup chocolate protein powder
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cacao powder
  • 1/3 cup almond flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 small 75% dark chocolate bar, chopped (optional)
  • 2 tbsp honey (optional)
Directions 
  • Combine all ingredients in a food processor, and blend until smooth. 
  • Stir in the dark chocolate bits, or nuts, or peanut butter powder, if desired 
  • Pour into a well-greased pan about 8x8 inches 
  • Bake at 325 for about 40 minutes.
Banana Beet Brownies

Enjoy!!! Seriously, don't be scared of this :-) And please remember to support and like and follow!!

5 comments:

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    1. I'd say it makes about 16 small brownie pieces! Sorry for the late reply :-)

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  3. Wow,those are some unique cookies! I love bananas, they are my favorite fruit and I love anything that contains banana. Thanks for the recipe.

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