What’s a way to win someone’s heart?
I’m easy: Food.
But not just any food.
If it’s not only delicious but also healthy, then I’m swooned.
And if it’s not only delicious but also healthy and chocolate-ly and heart-shaped, well, then baby I’m all yours!
So I guess my Valentine this year is my self then.
If you, however, are celebrating this weekend with someone special, these red velvet heart beet brownies are the perfect way to get someone’s heart beating for you.
First of all, they’re made with 100% oats, making these heart-healthy.
When baked, they’re a gorgeous dark red. Then, they’re cut into heart shapes.
Can brownies get any more romantic or what?
Makes an 8×8 pan of thick brownies, or a 9×9 pan of medium thick brownies
[gluten-free, vegan option]
Oat flour: 120 grams or 1.25 cups
Cocoa powder, unsweetened: 2 tbsp
Baking powder: 1 tsp
Can of unsalted beets: 6 oz or 3/4 cup
*Butter, melted: 1 tbsp
Vanilla: 1 tsp
Stevia: 10 – 15 drops (to taste), or any natural sweetener to taste
Chocolate chips: as much as your heart desires (or 3 – 4 tbsp)
*For Vegan version:
Substitute eggs with: 1 tbsp flax + 1/4 cup non-dairy milk (I used unsweetened soy)
Substitute butter with: 1 tbsp coconut oil, melted