Recipe: Sweet Beet Chocolate Chip Cookies
According to a survey published by the National Retail Federation, consumers will spend $2.4 billion dollars on candy this Valentines Day. Gasp! We recommend spreading the love a little differently. This year, try providing your loved one with a treat that will leave their health and heart feeling cared for and appreciated.
There’s no better way to say “I Love You!” than a sweet treat that has hidden vegetables, loaded with antioxidants – right?!
Happy Valentines Day!
Sweet Beet Chocolate Chip Cookies
- ½ C unsweetened nut butter (examples: almond, peanut, or cashew butter)
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 Tbsp sugar (or coconut sugar)
- 3 Tbsp pureed beets:
- Pureeing beets is easy! Bring ~7 C of water to a boil and submerge 1- 2 beets and cook for 30-35 minutes or until beets are tender. Let them cool. The skin of the boiled beets should peel off easily with a fork, dull knife, or with fingers. Peel skin and then largely chop beets. Place chopped beets in a blender or food processor and puree until smooth.
- ¼ C almond meal or other flour of choice
- ¼ C dark chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- Mix together nut butter, egg, vanilla, sugar, and beet puree in medium bowl until well blended.
- Add almond meal and chocolate chips and mix well.
- Scoop ~3 tablespoon balls of dough onto foil-lined baking sheet. Should make about 8 cookies 2-inches in diameter.
- Bake for 17-20 minutes or until cookies are slightly browned near edges.
- Let cool and enjoy within 1-2 days.
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