Sunday, September 9, 2012

Healthy Beetroot Brownies - eggless, butterless, flourless

Just like an advert would say for a matrimonial site....someone (something in this context)...somewhere .... is definitely  made for you. Need to wait though, till the right time for the right things to meet. And thats when, you can finally look back at it, smile and say..." and now! that looks jussst the way i wanted it to be!

Had prepared these bronwies sometime back for my food promotional page on facebook, but was absolutely blank on how to do a proper presentation . All that i could think of was just cutting it into chunks, lay on a paper doily and click.


Months later, while doing our regular household shopping, came across this package of mini wafer cups and straight it came into custody. But again, with no specific intensions at the moment. The next day, had to prepare dinner for a couple of my husbands' friends and for the dessert...well..that thats when things started taking shape.

Brownies and ice-cream ... great combo. And in cute little wafer cups decorated with choco sprinkles and chips!..not to forget that it is not the regular bownies, rather the super - healthy alternative loaded with loads of beetroot .

 Perfect individual sized mini dessert.

Off to the recipe:

You need:

Whole wheat flour - 1 1/2 cups
Cane sugar            - 1 1/2 cup
Beets                    - 3 medium, grated
Cocoa                  - 2 tbsp
Vanilla essence     - 1 tsp
Yogurt                 - 1 cup
Baking powder     - 1 tsp
Baking soda          - 1 tsp
Mixed nute, raisins - 1/4 cup
Oil                        - 1/3 cup
Salt

How to:

Wash, peel and grate fine the beetroots . Keep aside.

Sift the whole wheat. Add salt, cocoa and set aside.


Mix the yogurt with cane sugar, baking soda, baking powder and keep aside to froth.



Slowly add the yogurt mix and blend well. Then add the oil and vanilla essence.
Fold in the grated beets and finally add in the mixed nuts and raisins.


Pre-heat oven to 350 deg F and line a baking pan with parchment paper and grease the sides with oil or butter.
Pour into the greased pan and garnish with the nuts. Bake for 40-45 mins or till the tooth pick comes out clean.
Cool on wire rack and cut into squares. 

Note : The cocoa adds in a great chocolatey flavour to the brownies, absolutely camouflaging the beets.

To serve:
Thaw the ice-cream (any flavour) to a flowing consistency.



Scoop in a spoonfull or two into the wafter cups, insert a brownie square and top again with ice-cream just to fill.


Line the edges with choco sprinkles, and a choco chip in the centre.

 The platter ready to be served to the guests.


....ooh...well....when you say its " tried and tested."...the dessert freak in me gets the very first bite :-).

Recipe adapted from here, with slight alterations.

11 comments:

  1. Wow awesome!! Looks too delectable dear :)

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  2. Very different and nice dessert recipe..
    Thanks for dropping by and liking my blog..
    I am following urs too..will come back to have a look at all the recipes leisurely.

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  3. Gosh!! this is simply yummy!! I'm grabbing one right form the screen ;)

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  4. That looks yummy sona...will try it out this weekend.

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  5. Very healthy n colorful brownies..liked the texture

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  6. mmmm good.
    http://realhomecookedfood.blogspot.com

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  7. I absolutely love these healthy beetroot brownies Sona :-)

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  8. Yummy..... this will be my next try Sona....>

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Sunday, September 9, 2012

Healthy Beetroot Brownies - eggless, butterless, flourless

Just like an advert would say for a matrimonial site....someone (something in this context)...somewhere .... is definitely  made for you. Need to wait though, till the right time for the right things to meet. And thats when, you can finally look back at it, smile and say..." and now! that looks jussst the way i wanted it to be!

Had prepared these bronwies sometime back for my food promotional page on facebook, but was absolutely blank on how to do a proper presentation . All that i could think of was just cutting it into chunks, lay on a paper doily and click.


Months later, while doing our regular household shopping, came across this package of mini wafer cups and straight it came into custody. But again, with no specific intensions at the moment. The next day, had to prepare dinner for a couple of my husbands' friends and for the dessert...well..that thats when things started taking shape.

Brownies and ice-cream ... great combo. And in cute little wafer cups decorated with choco sprinkles and chips!..not to forget that it is not the regular bownies, rather the super - healthy alternative loaded with loads of beetroot .

 Perfect individual sized mini dessert.

Off to the recipe:

You need:

Whole wheat flour - 1 1/2 cups
Cane sugar            - 1 1/2 cup
Beets                    - 3 medium, grated
Cocoa                  - 2 tbsp
Vanilla essence     - 1 tsp
Yogurt                 - 1 cup
Baking powder     - 1 tsp
Baking soda          - 1 tsp
Mixed nute, raisins - 1/4 cup
Oil                        - 1/3 cup
Salt

How to:

Wash, peel and grate fine the beetroots . Keep aside.

Sift the whole wheat. Add salt, cocoa and set aside.


Mix the yogurt with cane sugar, baking soda, baking powder and keep aside to froth.



Slowly add the yogurt mix and blend well. Then add the oil and vanilla essence.
Fold in the grated beets and finally add in the mixed nuts and raisins.


Pre-heat oven to 350 deg F and line a baking pan with parchment paper and grease the sides with oil or butter.
Pour into the greased pan and garnish with the nuts. Bake for 40-45 mins or till the tooth pick comes out clean.
Cool on wire rack and cut into squares. 

Note : The cocoa adds in a great chocolatey flavour to the brownies, absolutely camouflaging the beets.

To serve:
Thaw the ice-cream (any flavour) to a flowing consistency.



Scoop in a spoonfull or two into the wafter cups, insert a brownie square and top again with ice-cream just to fill.


Line the edges with choco sprinkles, and a choco chip in the centre.

 The platter ready to be served to the guests.


....ooh...well....when you say its " tried and tested."...the dessert freak in me gets the very first bite :-).

Recipe adapted from here, with slight alterations.

11 comments:

  1. Wow awesome!! Looks too delectable dear :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Very different and nice dessert recipe..
    Thanks for dropping by and liking my blog..
    I am following urs too..will come back to have a look at all the recipes leisurely.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Gosh!! this is simply yummy!! I'm grabbing one right form the screen ;)

    ReplyDelete
  4. That looks yummy sona...will try it out this weekend.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Very healthy n colorful brownies..liked the texture

    ReplyDelete
  6. mmmm good.
    http://realhomecookedfood.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  7. I absolutely love these healthy beetroot brownies Sona :-)

    ReplyDelete
  8. Yummy..... this will be my next try Sona....>

    ReplyDelete