Zdravé cviklové brownies (recept bez vajec)

Healthy fudgy beetroot brownies (vegan)

Do you like brownies? Then I recommend you try this beetroot variant, which tastes just as delicious as the original, but is incomparably less calorie-dense.

Most people are surprised when you tell them that these brownies contain beetroot, as you can’t taste it after baking. However, the addition of beetroot gives the brownies a lovely wet and gooey consistency without having to use large amounts of fat or chocolate as you would with traditional brownies.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp crushed flexseed + 5 tbsp water
  • 70g cocoa
  • 70g sugar
  • 230g flour
  • 100g margarine (melted)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 100g dark chocolate chopped into pieces
  • 500g cooked beetroot (approx. 2 pcs)
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

Procedure:

  • If you have the opportunity, buy already pre-cooked beetroot. If not, boil the whole beetroot with the skin in water until tender. It is a good idea to add a little lemon juice to the water to preserve its nice colour.
  • When the beetroot has cooled, peel it, cut it into cubes and put it in a tall container. Then use an immersion blender to puree the beetroot.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the flax seeds. These will replace the eggs in the cake.
  • Put these in a bowl, cover with water, mix well and leave to infuse for 5 minutes.
  • Sift the flour, cocoa powder and caster sugar into a large bowl.
  • Add the melted margarine, beetroot, baking powder, flaxseed and cinnamon. Mix.
  • Finally, add the chocolate chunks and stir them into the batter.
  • Line a smaller baking tin (mine is 25x32cm) with baking paper and pour the batter into the tin and line it up.
  • Bake at 180C approx. 30 minutes, until the brownies start to smell fragrant. A simple test to see if they are done – stick a toothpick into the batter, when it comes out clean the batter is done. If there are still bits of batter sticking to it, leave in the oven for a short time.
  • Once the brownies have cooled, decorate to taste. I used colored white (vegan) chocolate and finely chopped chunks of dehydrated beetroot.

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