Chocolate Kissed Red Velvet Beet Cookies

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Preparation Time 5 minutes Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 24 cookies (2 cookies per serving) Cost Per Serving $0.30
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2 oz / 60 g (1/4 cup)Dark Chocolate (70% Cocoa), roughly chopped
1 cupAlmond Flour (Ground Almonds)
1 cupSpelt Flour (any flour will work)
1 tbspBaking Powder
3/4 cupRed Beets, grated
1/2 cupPlain Yogurt
2 tbspGrape Seed Oil
3/4 cupWhole Cane Sugar
1 tspWhite Vinegar


  1. ​Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Whisk the egg and sugar together in a large bowl. Add the beets, yogurt, grape seed oil and white vinegar.
  3. Mix dry ingredients together and then slowly add to the wet ingredients. Mix until well combined.
  4. Spoon about 1 tbsp of the batter at a time across a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Leave about 2 inches in between each spoonful of batter.
  5. Lightly press a chunk of dark chocolate into the centre of each spoonful of batter. Bake for about 15 minutes. Cool and enjoy.


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  • Eating one ounce (28 grams) of dark chocolate (70% cocoa or higher) or raw cacao 4 times a week may help lower blood pressure and improve functioning of blood vessels. 
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