A brownie is like a cake but cut into squares and is often used as a dessert or snack. Usually chocolate and delicious this version adds the flavours of coconut and fresh beetroot with the raw cacao to produce an interesting and quirky flavour. Out of the oven they are extremely moreish and you can adjust the level of beetroot in the brownie to suit your particular tastes.
1 cup of blanched almond meal (you will need more liquid if you use the regular almond meal as the skin is very drying).
1 cup coconut flour
1 teaspoon baking soda (Bobs Red Mill)
4 free-range or organic eggs (700g)
1 cup shredded coconut (flakes or dessicated is o.k as well)
1/2 cup coconut oil
Generous 1/4 cup rice malt syrup
12 small spoonfuls of Pure Stevia (the equivalent of 1/4 cup sugar)
1/2 cup filtered water
2 level tablespoons raw cacao
1 small raw beetroot grated (use more or less depending on your tastes).
Place all ingredients in the food processor and give a light mix until all combined.
Have a try swapping the beetroot with other vegetables such as sweet potato.
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