Do these taste as good as it looks? answer is Yes,only if you relish the earthy taste of beets.
My craze for beets lead to this delish squares,that I love to stock up on, to satiate the snacking appetite.For this recipe I recommend roasting instead of boiling to cook the beets ,as it retains the intense color and flavor of beets.
Recipe : Beet Oat Squares
1 1/2 cup whole rolled oats
2 small beets
1/2 teaspoon baking powder(alum-free)
1/2 cup fruit juice
1 Organic egg(Vegan substitute : 1 teaspoon Ener-G Egg Replacer mixed with 2 tablespoon of water)
1/4 cup Agave nectar or Honey or other natural sweeteners
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoon canola oil
Roast the beets as in the recipe.Peel and puree in a food processor.
Coarsely grind the oats in a food processor or grinder.Transfer in a large mixing bowl.Combine with baking powder and salt.
Whip the egg or the egg substitute with the beet puree ,Agave nectar,oil and fruit juice until well combined.Stir this beet mixture in the oat mixture.
Line the baking pan(8x8) with parchment paper or lightly spray with oil.Spread the mixture evenly on the prepared pan.Bake at 350F for 18-20 minutes until firm to touch.Let cool slightly,score and separate.Cool completely before storing in air tight container.Can store up to a month in a refrigerator.
These are my entry for Weekend Herb Blogging 221 ,hosted this week by Cinzia of Cindystar.
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