fudgy chocolate beet brownies

You’d never know the beets are in these brownies.  They are chewy and fudgy – simply delicious. (Pictures slipped my mind – oops).

hope this makes your belly smile…

Adapted from Purely Twins


Oops! Forgot to snap a pic before they were gobbled up by me and my crew.


1 medium ripe banana
1/4 c. beet purée (puree directions here)
2 T. coconut oil liquid (alternative: 2 T. olive oil)
3 T. nut butter (I like salted, creamy almond butter)
4 T. 100% pure maple syrup (alternative: organic honey, preferably raw)
1 T. organic vanilla extract
2/3 c. raw cacao powder or unsweetened cocoa
1/2 t. baking soda
1/2 t. baking powder


Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray muffin pan with coconut oil or olive oil. In a food processor or blender, blend the banana, beet puree, oil, nut butter, syrup, and vanilla until smooth. Add the dry ingredients (cocoa, baking soda, and baking powder) to the wet batter and blend until smooth. Spoon batter into muffin tins 3/4 full. Bake for approximately 15 minutes. Do NOT overbake! The brownies will pull away from the pan edges slightly, but a toothpick will NOT come out completely clean. Allow to cool slightly so they can achieve all of their fudgy potential. Enjoy!!

Feeling Peachy? Try a Peach Arugula Salad

SNACKS
Fudgy Chocolate Beet Brownies  – You’d never know the beets are in these brownies.  They are chewy and fudgy – simply delicious. (Pictures slipped my mind – oops).

DINNERS
Quinoa Potato Salad with Pan Seared Chicken – A great alternative to a traditional potato salad with mayo that does not stay fresh long or hold up well at a hot picnic.  This one only gets better with time, and it matters not if it’s hot, cold, or somewhere in between.

Grilled Chicken and Peach Arugula Salad – I wish I had doubled this recipe.  It was gone in a flash!  No time to pan sear chicken or the peaches?  No worries.  Omit the chicken and serve the peaches freshly sliced.  It’s still gonna be fab!

Spinach and Rice (or Quinoa) Stuffed Bell Pepper – I realized late in the game that Old Mother Hubbard’s cupboard was without rice.  So, I substituted quinoa and it worked like a charm.  I’ve never met a bell pepper that didn’t love Gouda and bacon!

Clean Eating Sloppy Joes with Zoodled Crispy Baked Fries – Recipe repeat alert! A family pleaser every time.  This was my first attempt making curly fries with a Spiralizer.  They weren’t pretty – I used the Spiralizer wrong. But, they were yummy!

Indian Summer Chili – It had been a while since this chili graced our presence.  It reminds me of tailgating, cool fall evenings, and all things great about the start of soup/chili season.  A friend shared this recipe with me a few years ago and I’m not sure how we every survived without out! Prepare yourself, this recipe is gonna be on here over and over and over and over and…well, you get the picture 🙂

Hope something makes your belly smile…

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