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Dark-Chocolate and Beet Brownies

Dark-Chocolate and Beet Brownies are a more nutritious take on the traditional brownies, where pureed roasted beets add moisture and nutrients to the rich and chocolatey batter.

35 mins
8 Serving(s)
Dark-Chocolate and Beet Brownies


  • 1/2 cup Schnucks unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup pureed roasted, peeled red beets
  • 3/4 cup Schnucks light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup Schnucks whole milk
  • 1 Schnucks egg
  • 1/2 cup Schnucks vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cup oat flour or whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp. Schnucks baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup Schnucks semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees with a rack in middle position. Line a 9x9-inch baking pan with parchment paper and coat with cooking spray.
  2. In a blender or food processor, purée applesauce, beet, brown sugar, milk, egg and oil until smooth, 2–3 minutes. Scrape down sides with a spatula.
  3. Add flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt and vanilla. Blend until smooth, 1–2 minutes. Pour batter into prepared pan, level with spatula and sprinkle with chocolate chips.
  4. Bake until set and a toothpick comes out clean, 30–35 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool completely before slicing. Leftovers, refrigerated in an airtight container, keep up to 4 days.

Nutrition Facts

358 Calories Per ServingFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 220mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 4gSugars: 7gProtein: 6g

Actual nutritional values may vary depending on specific ingredients used and/or modifications to the recipe