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Gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, vegan

Valentine’s day is around the corner and everyone is looking to bake cookies and cakes for their sweet little Valentines. However, Valentine’s day does not necessarily has to mean unhealthy treats. Those easy healthy 5-ingredient beet cookies are delicious, quick to make and perfect for your loved ones. And did I mention that they are healthy too?

I love beets! However, this is one of the vegetables that Panos doesn’t like that much. So, this is a great way to incorporate it in our diet. And it is a plus that beets give this gorgeous color to this cookies. Win-win! Before we start exploring, you may want to check my beet sheet pancakes for more Valentine’s day inspiration and not only.

What you will need

The ingredients for those healthy beet cookies are very simple and most probably you have them already in your pantry, which means that you will be able to bake those right away. So you will need:

  • Oats. I have made those cookies with both oat flour and blended rolled oats. I really cant decide which one I like more. The texture is different as the ones with the rolled oats are more chunky. Besides that I feel like the taste is the same so use what you have on hand. However make sure that you use a bit less if you decide to blend your rolled oats.
  • Beets. This is what it gives those cookies this nice pink color. Of course you could use red coloring to get the same color but you know me by now, I’m all about natural.
  • Coconut oil. I haven’t tested with any other oil. It might work with avocado oil or grass-fed butter. Proceed with your own risk on this one.
  • Maple syrup (or raw Honey if you don’t care to keep this vegan)
  • Shredded coconut. Beets and coconut are best friends, trust me on this one!

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How to store

You can either store those healthy beet cookies in an air tight container in your counter for up to 3 days. Or you can even freeze them for up to 3 months in freezer bags. I always have some on my freezer for the days that I need an easy snack.

Easy 5-ingredient beet cookies

Recipe by Panos EatsCourse: SnacksDifficulty: Easy
Servings

40

cookies
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

15

minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups oat flour (280gr)

  • 1/2 cup beet, boiled and purred (130 gr)

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted

  • 1/2 cup maple syrup or honey

  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut

Directions

  • Preheat the oven at 375F (190.56 degrees Celsius)
  • Line a sheet tray with parchment paper and set aside
  • Melt the coconut oil either in a small pot or in the microwave. Ensure that you measure it in liquid form
  • In a blender, puree the beet. You might need to add a little bit of the melted coconut oil to help the process
  • In a mixing bowl, add all ingredients and form a dough
  • Prepare small cookies in any shape that you want and transfer into the baking tray
  • Bake for 15 minutes

Notes

  • If you use oat flour the dough will be easier to roll and cut shapes with cookie cutter.
  • If you use blended rolled oats you can still make the cookies in a desired shape. Just place your cookie cutter in the baking sheet and push a small portion of the dough to make sure that it covers the inner part of the cutter.

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5 Comments

  1. Ασημένια Δαμανάκη

    I love the colour and the ingredients

  2. Ασημένια Δαμανάκη

    What a lovely recipe. cant wait to try it out

  3. Tottaly loved them, so delicious! Easy to make and so healthy!!

  4. Hi, can i use almond flour with the same measurement? And also is there an alternative for honey Or should i leave that out? Thank you.

    1. Hi Angel,
      I would not use almond flour in this recipe as it behaves totally different that oat flour and I can’t tell you how much you will need without trying. You can use maple syrup instead of honey. You need a sweetener as the beets are not naturally so sweet.

      Thanks,
      –Ira

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