Surprise Red Velvet Brownies

Beets and goat cheese.   These are the surprise ingredients in this brownie recipe.  The consistency is more like a fudge than a brownie and just so yummy!

IMG_5309Surprise Red Velvet Brownies

For PDF copy of recipe, Red Velvet Brownies

Makes 8×8 baking pan


  • 2 medium beets, cooked
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup or raw honey
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon cider vinegar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup brown rice flour
  • 1/4 cup toasted walnuts

Creamy topping:

  • 8 ounces goat cheese, softened
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup (add 1 more if you like sweeter)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/8 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  1. In food processor, blend beets. Add coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla, cocoa powder, salt, vinegar, and eggs. Blend for another 2-3 minutes.
  2. Place mixture into large bowl and gradually add flour with spoon or spatula, gently folding into cocoa mixture. Do not overmix. Fold in walnuts.
  3. Reserve 1/4 cup of mixture and pour rest into 8 x 8 prepared baking pan.
  4. Make creamy topping by adding goat cheese, maple syrup, egg, and vanilla extract into food processor, and blend until smooth.
  5. Gently pour creamy cheese mixture on top of cocoa mixture. Drop 1/4 cup of reserved cocoa mixture as globs on top of creamy mixture.
  6. With a knife swirl the cocoa blobs into the creamy mixture.
  7. Bake brownies in 325º F pre-heated oven for 30-32 minutes.
  8. Let cool and cut into squares. Store in refrigerator.

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