Health-Boosting Brownie

Beetroot Chocolate Brownie

  • Wheat Free
  • Nut Free

The beetroot in this recipe provides a real moistness to the chocolate brownies. The combination of wholegrain flour and anti-oxidant rich beetroot with dark chocolate make this a real health-boosting brownie.


  • 125g cooked beetroot, finely grated (that’s 1/2 a pack of vacuum-packed beetroot from the fresh vegetable fridge)
  • 125g butter
  • 250g dark chocolate, broken into squares
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 2 tbsp barley malt syrup or honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 150g wholegrain spelt flour
  • 2 tsp bicarbonate of soda


  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees centigrade. (fan assisted)
  • Combine the flour, bicarbonate of soda and beetroot in a bowl.
  • Melt the butter and chocolate in a different bowl over a pan of boiling water (don’t let the bowl touch the boiling water below)
  • Add the melted butter and chocolate mix to the flour and beetroot mix.
  • Fold in the eggs then add the syrup and vanilla extract.
  • Pour into a brownie baking tin greased if necessary
  • Bake for 20 minutes until a cocktail stick inserted into the centre of one brownie comes out clean

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