Chocolate-Frosted Beet Brownies

Maria Marlowe


Fudgy, moist and extra chocolatey, these decadent brownies hit the spot. The secret ingredient? Beets! This deep-pink root veggie is rich in calcium, iron, potassium, phosphorous and several other trace minerals. In fact, the benefits of beets yield a pretty long list.

This recipe is gluten-free and vegan-friendly – and no eggs mean you can lick the bowl! We highly recommend trying the batter – it seriously can’t be *beet* (but we assure you, it is).

Homemade Chocolate-Frosted Chocolate Beet Brownies on Parchment Paper |

Homemade Chocolate-Frosted Chocolate Beet Brownies on Parchment Paper |
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Chocolate-Frosted Beet Brownies

Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 155 kcal


Chocolate frosting

Wet ingredients

Dry ingredients


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Chop beet into half-inch pieces. Place in steamer basket over boiling water, covered, until beet is easily pierced with a fork (about 10-15 minutes). Set aside.
  3. While beet steams, prepare chocolate frosting. In small bowl, combine cacao, maple syrup and coconut oil until smooth and creamy. Refrigerate to firm up.
  4. In blender or food processor, blend all wet ingredients (once beet is ready) until a smoothie-like consistency forms. Set aside.
  5. In large mixing bowl, combine all dry ingredients and mix well. Pour wet ingredients into the dry mixture and mix until thoroughly combined.
  6. Pour batter into an 8x8 greased or parchment-lined pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until firm.
  7. Let brownies cool for 10 minutes before frosting, cutting and serving. If the frosting is too hard to spread, let it sit out for 5 minutes or so until it becomes easily spreadable.

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Nutrition Facts
Chocolate-Frosted Beet Brownies
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 155 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Sodium 69mg3%
Potassium 325mg9%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 9IU0%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.