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Healthy Red Velvet Brownies (refined sugar free, gluten free, vegan) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits
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Healthy Red Velvet Brownies

Servings: 9 brownies
Prep Time: 1 hr 30 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 2 hrs
These Healthy Red Velvet Brownies are good for you! They are 100% whole grain, free of refined sugar, gluten free, and vegan to boot. They're hiding a VEGETABLE!



For the Roasted Beet Puree:

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Rinse and gently scrub 3 medium beets, then individually wrap them in foil.
  • Place the beets on a jelly roll pan and bake for 1 hour, or until a fork pierces through the center of the beets with ease. Carefully unwrap the beets and let cool for 30 minutes.
  • Scrape off the beet skins (they should peel off easily) and chop into chunks. Add the beet chunks to a food processor and purée until completely smooth.

For the Brownies:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line an 8x8" brownie pan with parchment paper both ways.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the oat flour, erythritol, sorghum flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt and xanthan gum.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the beet puree, melted cacao butter, warm almond milk, vanilla extract, butter flavor and stevia extract.  Dump the dry ingredients over the wet ingredients and whisk well.
  • Last, whisk in the vinegar and optional mini chocolate chips.
  • Scoop the mixture into the prepared pan and spread it out with an offset spatula.  Bake for ~34 minutes, or until the center of the brownies spring back when tapped.  Let cool, then slice and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Red Velvet Brownies
Amount Per Serving (1 brownie)
Calories 220 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Sodium 180mg8%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 4g8%
Calcium 80mg8%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Bars, Blondies & Brownies