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Chocolate Beet Brownies

Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup butter (or 1/4 cup butter and 1/4 cup applesauce)
  • 4 oz. unsweetened chocolate
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1-1/2 cup unbleached white flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 15 oz. can beets packed in water, drained and mashed; or 1 cup cooked beets
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped almonds
  • 1/2 cup wheat germ

Directions:

Melt butter and chocolate over low heat. Set aside to cool. In a seperate bowl, beat eggs until light in color and foamy. Add sugar and vanilla and continue beating until well creamed. Stir in chocolate mixture, followed by applesauce and beets. Sift together flour, salt, spices and baking powder and stir into creamed mixture. Fold in wheat germ and almonds. Turn into greased 9x13 inch pan and bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 40 mintutes. Cool before cutting into squares.

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