Sunday, October 25, 2009

RECIPE: Chocolate Beet Brownies



1/2 cup butter (or 1/4 cup butter and 1/4 cup applesauce)

4 oz. unsweetened chocolate

4 eggs

1 cup brown sugar (packed)

1 cup applesauce

1 tsp. vanilla

1-1/2 cup unbleached white flour

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. nutmeg

1 tsp. cinnamon

1 tsp. baking powder

1 cup cooked beets

1/2 cup finely chopped almonds

1/2 cup wheat germ


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 9 x 13-inch pan.

2. Melt butter and chocolate over low heat. Set aside to cool.

3. In a separate bowl, beat eggs until light in color and foamy. Add sugar and vanilla and continue beating until well creamed. Stir in chocolate mixture, followed by applesauce and beets. Sift together flour, salt, spices and baking powder and stir into creamed mixture. Fold in wheat germ and almonds.

4. Bake in pre-heated oven for 30 to 40 minutes. Cool before cutting into squares.

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