Are you guys sick of blondies yet? Am I throwing too many out there? Sorry, but I’m not sorry. Blondies are dead simple to make, endlessly adaptable, and downright delicious. This week I’m finally getting around to sharing the Red Velvet Blondies recipe I mentioned in this post. These blondies are grain free and contain a sneaky ingredient, beets, thanks to using the beet powder from Glean!
Why Use Beets?
Beets are an extremely healthy root vegetable, but most people either love them or hate them. Using beet powder is a great option for those who aren’t beet fans but still want the benefits. Just one tablespoon of beet powder added to a recipe is like the equivalent of eating three medium-sized beets, how awesome is that! And guess what? Beets are a surprisingly delicious way to amp up a classic blondie recipe!
Aside from the beet powder this is a basic blondie recipe, with flour, eggs, honey and coconut oil. The addition of white chocolate chips adds to the richness of this dessert. I have added a grain free variation to this recipe by using Barney’s Butter Blanched Almond Flour which is readily available online and also at many grocery stores. Not worried about being grain free, oat flour and all-purpose flour work well too. These turned out amazing! They kind of mimic red velvet because they come out a deep purpley red color.
Still not convinced to try these beet blondies yet? Don’t just take my word for it – you must try it yourself. So it’s time to turn on your oven, channel your inner-blondie and get to baking. You’ll want to indulge in one or two, you can’t “beet” the health benefits! Enjoy the recipe!
Just look at how stunning these Red Velvet Blondies turned out. Dense, moist and slightly crispy around the edges.
- 1 egg plus 2 egg yolks
- ⅓ cup honey
- ½ cup coconut oil, melted
- ¾ cup blanched almond flour( I used Barney's Butter brand)
- 3 TBS dark cocoa powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1.5 TBS Glean Beet Powder
- ½ cup white chocolate chips, plus 2 TBS for sprinkling on top
- Preheat oven to 360 degrees.
- In a medium sized bowl, whisk together eggs, maple syrup and coconut oil.
- Add the almond flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, sea salt, and beet powder.
- Whisk to combine.
- Fold in the white chocolate chips.
- Pour the batter into the bread pan, spreading it evenly across the bottom.
- Sprinkle the remaining white chocolate chips on top.
- Bake for 25 minutes,
- Remove the blondies from the oven.
- Allow them to cool for 15 minutes before removing from the pan.
- Transfer to a baking rack to full cool before slicing.
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