This healthy recipe of chocolate brownies is delicious despite its low fat content. It is high in anti-oxidants such as cacao and flavonoids. As a result, these chocolate brownies will help to maintain a healthy immune system to fight off diseases. Therefore, I invite you to check out this healthy recipe and try it for your loved ones.

  • 100 g dark chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 25 g low-fat margarine spread
  • 250 g cooked beetroot (in water)
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee granules dissolved in 1 teaspoon water
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • Half teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 100 g ground almonds
  • 50 g plain flour
  • 50 g cocoa powder
  • 10 tablespoons granulated artificial sweetener
  • Half teaspoon baking powder
  1. Heat the oven to 180°C/gas 4. Grease a 20 x 20cm baking tin and line with greaseproof paper.
  2. Melt the chocolate and low-fat spread in a bowl, set over a pan of simmering water or in the microwave, stirring often. Leave to cool a little.
  3. Pat away any excess liquid from the beetroot with kitchen paper. Place in a liquidizer with the dissolved coffee, eggs, vanilla extract and maple syrup. Blend until puréed.
  4. Add the ground almonds, flour, cocoa powder, sweetener and baking powder and blend until well combined.
  5. Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin and smooth over the top with a spoon. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until the top is firm and a skewer inserted into the middle of the brownie comes out with sticky crumbs attached, but isn’t liquid.
  6. Leave to cool for 15 minutes, cut into squares or rectangles and serve.

Nutritional Information

  Per 100 g
Energy (Kcal) 273
Protein (g) 8
Carbohydrates (g) 22.5
of which sugars (g) 15
Fats (g) 16.6
Of which saturates (g) 6.4
Fibre (g) 2.6
Salt (g) 0.5

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