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Preheat oven to 180°C. Use baking paper to line a square tin, roughly 23cm x 23cm.

Put the chocolate and butter in a large bowl and place it over a pan of simmering water, making sure the water doesn’t touch the base of the bowl. Leave it to melt, then remove from the heat.

Puree the beetroot in a food processor. Add the eggs one at a time, followed by the vanilla and sugar, and mix until smooth.

Sift the cocoa powder, rice or coconut flour, and baking powder, into a bowl and stir in the ground almonds and half of the figs. Stir the beetroot mixture into the melted chocolate and then fold in the dry ingredients.

Pour the mixture into the tin and press the other half of the chopped figs into the the top.

Bake in the oven for 45-50 minutes, until just firm to the touch. It’s important not to overcook brownies; a skewer inserted in the centre should come out slightly sticky. Leave to cool in the tin and then cut into squares.

Dust with cocoa and serve with whipped cream.

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Pure and simple with nothing added, our beetroot is 100% grown, packaged, and perfectly cooked here in New Zealand.

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Serving size: 125 g Avg Quantity per serving Avg Quantity per 100g
Energy  257 kJ 206 kJ
Protein 2.8g 2.2g
Fat, total 0.2g 0.1g
– saturated 0.03g 0.02g
Carbohydrate 12g 9.6g
– sugars 10.4g 8.3g
Dietary fibre 3.0g 2.4g
Sodium 72mg 58mg
Folate 76 µg (38% RDI*) 61 µg
Niacin (vitamin B3) 1.1mg (11% RDI*) 0.8mg
Vitamin B6 0.4mg (25% RDI*) 0.3mg

Source: The Concise New Zealand Food Composition Tables, 14th Edition 2021

Quantities stated above are averages only

*Recommended Daily Intake (NZ Adult)

timer Total time 55 mins hourglass_empty Prep time 10 mins timer Cook time 45 mins people Serving 16 slices info_outline Difficulty Easy
  • 250g LeaderBrand Pure’n Ezy Beetroot
  • 250g of 50% dark chocolate, chopped
  • 200g unsalted butter, cut into cubes
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 50g cocoa powder
  • 50g rice flour or coconut flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 100g ground almonds
  • 150g dried figs roughly chopped
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