Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Red Velvet Beet Brownies with Buckwheat and Beets

First, let's clarify buckwheat is gluten-free. Whoever named it didn't give a thought to how confusing that may be (hashtag gluten-free problems, no?). Buckwheat is actually a seed. Though "buckseed" doesn't sound anymore appetizing.

So let's turn our thoughts to something more appetizing... like brownies. Red velvet brownies.

These brownies are delicious. Mousse-like and somewhat earthy with the undertone of beets. It's a beautiful purple before you bake:
Free of nuts, gluten, dairy, eggs. And you get a serving of veggies! What isn't there to like?
Looking for more recipes involving buckwheat? Try our Buckwheat Carrot Cake Cupcakes or Sprouted Chocolate Love Granola.
Or maybe you are really into the red velvet cake flavor? Try some Red Velvet Cake Smoothie.
Red Velvet Brownies
1/4 cup chia seeds
1/2 cup coconut milk
1 1/2 cup buckwheat flour, preferably freshly ground
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3 large beets, steamed and peeled
3/4 cup maple syrup (or other high-quality liquid sweetener such as honey)
1/2 tsp vanilla stevia*
1 TB vanilla extract
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup oil (I used warm coconut oil but feel free to use grapeseed oil or avocado oil)
1/2 cup to 3/4 cup chocolate chips
*I use NuNaturals Nustevia Alcohol Free Stevia. So far, its the least bitter stevia I've tried. But you can also make your own with this recipe and double the amount.
If you prefer to skip the stevia. You can add another 1/4 cup maple syrup (and subtract that amount of coconut milk) and mix chia seeds with coconut milk and maple syrup.

1. Mix chia seeds and coconut milk. Stir. Let rest at least 20 minutes.
2. In blender, add all ingredients and blend to combine (alternatively you can puree just the beets and in a bowl incorporate other ingredients but I like this one-dirty-dish option).
3. Pour into a 9x13 greased with coconut oil. Sprinkle with chocolate chips (some people like more, some like less).
4. Bake at 350 for 50 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.



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