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Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies

  • Author: Natalie
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 16 brownies 1x
  • Category: brownies
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: american

Description

Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies! Fudgy beet red brownies deliciously swirled with dairy-free cream cheese. Easy, healthy, and holiday perfect!


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Ingredients

Cheesecake Swirl

  • 1/4 cup (60g) dairy-free cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup (60g) dairy-free yogurt
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
  2. Blend the beets, almond butter, flax egg, vanilla, and almond milk until smooth.
  3. Add the sugar, flour, baking powder, cacao powder, beet powder, and salt. Blend until just combined, don’t over blend.
  4. Spread into a greased 9×9″ square pan.
  5. Whisk together the ingredients for the cheesecake swirl until smooth and creamy.
  6. Dollop on top of the brownie batter. Swirl in with a chopstick or handle of a spoon.
  7. Bake for 25-30 minutes at 350ºF.
  8. Cool for at least 30 minutes before slicing (they will be too gooey when warm).
  9. Keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.

Notes

*Or any nut/seed butter, but neutral flavored is best.

**You can use coconut sugar, but it will make the color darker and less red.

***Or more flour, but the color won’t be as bright.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 brownie
  • Calories: 182
  • Sugar: 13g
  • Sodium: 135mg
  • Fat: 8g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Carbohydrates: 25g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 4g

Keywords: baking, bars, beets, chocolate, christmas, cream cheese, dairy-free, dessert, egg-free, grain-free, healthy, vanilla