Beetroot chocolate bars

Guilt free dessert

When we think of beetroot we usually think about salad, maybe pickled beetroot or a soup made of it. But have you ever really thought about a chocolate cake that has beetroot as the main ingredient? I dare to say it's not only gluten free, but it's also guilt free. However, you'll love it.

DESSERT - 4+ SERVINGS - 50 MIN - MEDIUM

Ingredients 

  • 1/2 cup beetroot puree

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter

  • 1/3 cup honey

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1/2 cup almond flour or grounded almonds

  • 2 cups coconut flour

  • 2 tbsp raw cocoa

  • 1/4 tsp baking soda

  • 1/2 tsp baking powder

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips or chocolate

  • 1/4 cup coconut drink

  • 100g dark chocolate – 75% cocoa

  • *1 cup = 240ml

Beetroot chocolate bars

How to do it

  • Grease baking tray (20x20cm) and put baking paper to cover the bottom

  • Heat the oven to 180°C

  • Mix wet ingredients: beetroot puree, peanut butter, honey, eggs, and vanilla

  • In another bowl mix together dry ingredients: flours, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and chocolate chips

  • Stir together wet and dry ingredients and put in the baking tray

  • Bake around 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean

  • Please have patience and let it cool in the tray

  • Cut in bars of the desired size

  • Melt chocolate with some coconut drink and put on top of each bar

  • If the cake is completely cooled, you can warm it in the oven or in the microwave so the chocolate melts before serving. Serve it as a dessert with some tea or coffee.

Recipe by Marcela Sambol 

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