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Heart Beet Brownie [vegan, gluten free, oil free]

  • Author: Remy
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 6-12 servings 1x


A heart-healthy, nutrient dense brownie. Vegan, gluten free, oil free and refined sugar free. Easy, delicious and perfect for Valentine’s Day!



Dry ingredients

Wet ingredients

  • 1/2 very ripe avocado (approx 1/2 cup)
  • 2 small steamed beets (approx 1/3 cup)
  • 1 cup non-dairy milk of choice
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup or liquid sweetener of choice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract



  1. Preheat oven to 350F degrees while you prepare your brownie batter.
  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together dry ingredients (oat flour, cacao powder, ground flax, baking soda, coconut sugar and salt).
  3. Blend the avocado, beets, non-dairy milk, maple syrup and vanilla extract in a high speed blender until completely smooth and add to the dry ingredients. Mix until smooth batter forms.
  4. Mix in chocolate chips/chunks if using, and transfer batter to lined baking dish. I used this Staub ceramic baking dish but you can also use a square baking tray! I just wanted my brownies a little thicker, so I used a deeper dish.
  5. Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes (my dish was a bit deeper, so I ended up baking closer to 30). Check to see whether it is cooked through by poking a skewer through the center. If it comes out clean, your brownies are ready to go!
  6. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely if cutting into shapes.
  7. If you want to get extra festive, cut heart shapes out of brownies and dust with a mixture of equal parts beet powder and organic powdered sugar through a sugar duster.
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Category: desserts
  • Method: baking

Keywords: baking, desserts, healthy dessert, brownies, oil free, gluten free, avocado, vegan, plantbased, healthy