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Monday, February 15, 2010

Beet Oat Squares


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
Ingredients
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

Method
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.
Peak in other beetfull meal ideas posted.

36 comments:

Sayantani said...

beet is the only vegetable that I detest...the squares look lovely. very healthy and moist.

simply.food said...

Wow the colour is amazing never would have thought to use beet in cake.

Nithya said...

The color is so tempting and I am sure I would love it. I love beets so much.. :)

DEESHA said...

thatz a lovely color. love oats

notyet100 said...

this looks so healthy d good.,..

Seena said...

How beautiful, love to watch it than eat.. :)

PJ said...

wow, love the beet oat squares.. a lovely color it imparts!

Pavithra said...

Wow looks gorgeous and healthy squares yasmeen Really I loved it and bookmarked it...

Asha said...

Beautiful, as healthy as it looks, good job.

Nithu Bala said...

Wonderful color..too tempting..

Deepa G Joshi said...

wow, what a combo..totally healthy and very colorful..

Joanne said...

So my new decision on beets is that I really like them in baked goods, not as much on their own. That said. These look delicious.

5 Star Foodie said...

Those look very tempting, I love the color!

Priya said...

Wow wat a vibrant colour oat squares, looks fantastic and healthy Yas..

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Beautifully bright, tempting treat!

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Those oats and beets bars look very ravishingly tasty!!!

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Gita said...

Wow, very unique one Yasmeen...love the gorgeous color of these squares...they must have tasted awesome!

Anjum said...

awesome color.They look so juicy and tempting.Wow

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Wonderful colour,nice idea of making the combination!

Prathibha said...

ohhh gosh....they look so so delicious...very nice idea

Arlette said...

this is a very unique way to use beets in desserts very interesting..

Anncoo said...

I love the colour, so beautiful and sweet looking.

organic baby cribs said...

I like the photos! They are for Valentine's Day really? They look good!

Dershana said...

wow!these look delightful yasmeen. and this lead me to your old post of other beet ideas. and, thanks for trying out my beet chappathis too albeit with flaxmeal inside :-)

Shri said...

Those look so darn cute, Yasmeen!And they almost look like gajar halwa!

Lisa said...

Brilliant! I adore beets and must make this. I have a close friend who would just love this too!

sowmya.s said...

i am surely going to try this one..looks delicious..

Taste of Beirut said...

What an original recipe Yasmeen! Love beets, I am going to have to try these!

Vanessa said...

I tried beetroot cake back in December and was amazed how good it was. Yours looks amazing and I'm keen to make it myself.

Rahin said...

Gorgeous !

Jackie at Phamfatale.com said...

Very creative! I love the rich color and all the flavors you've used to make these bars. This recipe has just been bookmarked!!

Sharmilee! :) said...

Lovely color. I luv beets too

Kay said...

wow! lovely!! I'm going to try it with stevia since I cant do sugar anymore.

Thanks for sharing that yasmeen!

Nadia said...

Really pretty, I never tried beets in a sweet dish before, but it looks fab!

vicki said...

Just made the beet oat squares. Delicious. Very easy to make as well. I used a little less than 1 cup of orange juice and didn't use the agave (I don't like sweet things much). Excellent recipe. Looking forward to making the beet oatmeal next.

Cindystar said...

this is one of that veggies we are not very keen on, but...never say ever!
the way you present it is absolutely gorgeous!
thanks again for participating!

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