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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Oat - Beet - Carrot Brownies

The beet - spinach brownie from Jessica Seinfeld's 'Deceptively Delicious' cookbook has been doing rounds over the internet for years now and I have been eyeing them for quite sometime. These brownies are made with a healthy twist without compromising the texture or the flavor. They are made with oat flour sneaking in veggies for added nutrition. One can never notice or taste the vegetable flavors in the brownies. The final brownies are moist with slightly dense texture. My daughter was surprised to see the red puree while mixing and asked me whether beets were being added. She licked the spoon and the residue batter from the mixing bowl and told me that the batter tasted yummy. Without any prompts, she told me that the brownies are so good that she could not find any difference between the regular and the beet version ones and she couldn't even taste or smell the beets / carrots.
I substituted carrot for spinach since I wasn't feeling that adventurous. However only beet or carrot puree can be used in the recipe. I replaced the egg whites with apple sauce after seeing Madhuram's recipe. However you can just replace it with some more beet or carrot puree instead. I peeled, chopped,  pressure cooked beets and carrots and then pureed them in a food processor. I prepared my own apple sauce as well. I just peeled, chopped and microwaved an apple and pureed it. I ground oats finely and sieved it to get oat flour. All purpose flour can be substituted instead of oat flour. Skip salt and baking powder from the recipe if using self raising flour instead. I used dark chocolate and so my brownies were not overtly sweet and they were good served with ice cream.

Ingredients:
3 oz. semi sweet or sweet chocolate (I used dark from Ghiradelli.)
2 tbsp. butter / margarine spread / oil
2 tsp. vanilla essence
1/2 cup cooked beetroot puree
1/2 cup cooked carrot puree
1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup cocoa powder
3/4 cup oat flour 
3/4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts

Directions:
* Preheat the oven to 350 deg F. Grease a 8 inch square pan.
* Melt the chocolate in a microwave oven in a medium sized microwave safe mixing bowl, taking care to check at 30 second intervals so that it doesn't burn.
* Add butter if using to the same bowl and mix. The butter will melt because of the hot chocolate. Add vanilla essence, vegetable and apple purees, sugar and cocoa powder to the bowl and whisk well.
* Next stir in the oat flour, baking powder, salt and walnuts.
* Pour the prepared batter into the prepared oven and bake it for about 35 to 40 minutes. It should spring back when touched. Mine was done in about 35 minutes. (And it doesn't raise much. It came only up to half of my 8 inch square pan.)
* Let it cool on a wire rack and then cut into squares.

It goes to Bakeathon  and BM - 'Kids' Delight' event hosted by Vidyha this month with 'Vegetables sneaked in' theme.
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Comments

20 comments:

Kalyani said...

am sooooo making this Suma :-) My hsuband would love this ... ghiradelli makes these sooo tempting.. Can I use Cocoa powder instead of the chocolate, though ?

vaishali sabnani said...

A brownie with beet root and carrots ! quite unbelievable. One cant make out that you have used the puree of these veggies. Super recipe..and btw I am glad you did'nt use spinach..that would have been a SUPER adventure. lol

Rafeeda AR said...

I wouldn't even ask you what is in that brownie! What a way to sneak in those vegetables... totally delicious take of a brownie...

Priya Suresh said...

Omg, beets & carrots in brownies, thats seriously tremendous. Well done Suma. Very brilliant way to sneak beets and carrots this way.

Gayathri Kumar said...

I remember making a beets brownie which was liked by my daughter. It was years ago and I haven't repeated it. Your version with carrots and beets looks fantastic. That slice with the ice cream looks so tempting.

Varadas Kitchen said...

They look like they have a dense fudge texture. I had not heard of these brownies but hard to believe they contain beet and carrots.

Nalini's Kitchen said...

Wonderful recipe and the brownie looks so delicious .I am drooling over the last picture.

Priya Srinivasan said...

Wow suma, i m loving these brownies, beets my favorite and chocolate i bet everyones favorite!!and that click with ice-cream is totally droolicious, i want to make myself some brownies now!!!

Srivalli said...

Suma, this is an excellent brownie..awesome with all those veggies added into it..if your kid gave that verdict, it really must have been fantastic.

Swati said...

Who can say no to such a delicious platter of veggies, absolutely tempting!! Beautifully baked!!

veena krishnakumar said...

Wow!!After seeing the beetroot slider and now this brownie, I am becoming a fan of beetroot. Looks very inviting. Lovely click

Sharmila Kingsly said...

Brownies are loaded with goodness.. Oats ,carrot and beets and what not.. Too yumm..

Pavani said...

Brownie with oats, carrot and beets purée looks so moist and soft. I like your healthy version of brownies.

Renu Agrawal Dongre said...

OMG what a healthy and delicious way to enjoy ones favorite dessert that to guilt free. Bookmarking this and will definitely try for sure. Drooling pics.

Pavani N said...

That is such a sinful and delicious brownie recipe Suma. Adding beets & carrots sounds healthy & nutritious. I will have to try this for my kids some time.

Harini R said...

That is just plain brilliant. Sneaking in beets and carrots in a brownie is definitely a win-win.

Swati said...

Being a mom I love to sneak veggies like this in my dishes.. these brownies look so addictive.. no will know about the veggies in it!! yummy!!

Chef Mireille said...

WOW - these brownies are filled with so much healthy ingredients!

Padmajha PJ said...

OMG Suma! What an awesome recipe! I can never get my kids to eat beets in their original form so add it to batters and dough.This one looks absolutely yum and I am soo making this for them! Thanks for sharing.

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

I would have never thought that these brownies have all the vegetables sneaked in. Wonderful recipe and love the texture of the brownies.