Healthy Red Velvet Chocolate Squares

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Butter flavored non stick cooking spray
1/2 C chopped canned beets, drained
1 C canned red beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 C unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 C liquid egg substitute
3 Tablespoons whole wheat flour
3/4 C agave nectar
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2 teaspoons natural red food coloring

 Serves 12

1.  Preheat oven to 350*.  Spray 8X8 baking dish with cooking spray.
2. Combine beets, beans, cocoa powder, egg substitute, and flour in a food processor.  process untill mixture is smooth, about 2 minutes.
3.  Add agave, butter, vanilla, almond extract and flood coloring.  Process until all the ingredients are combined.
4.  pour batter int baking dish.  Bake for 20 minutes at 350*.  Turn oven down to 300* and bake an additional 5-8 minutes.  
5.  Let brownies cool completely in the baking dish on a wire rack.  Refrigerate for at least 3 hours.  Serve cold.  Refrigerate leftovers. 
 This recipe is from my new favorite cookbook.




  1. says

    WOW!…love this recipe,gonna have to try this one!I love anything chocolate!

  2. says

    I love Rocco! I must find this book and try this recipe. Looks like a good one!
    Thanks for sharing!

  3. says

    These really look moist Dawn. But are they yummy?
    I can’t visualize the beets in them.
    But then I’ve made a tomato soup cake before and it was good.
    I would like to try them. I’ve given up this sort of stuff because it’s not healthy, but I wouldn’t have to have any guilt with this!

  4. says

    Beets in a cake, who knew! Bet they are delish, & I will have to try this one!
    🙂 CAS

  5. says

    Healthy & red velvet in the same recipe… now that is what I need to try!
    Have a pretty day!

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