Recipes for Beets

Preparing the beets

Prepare the beets with the following procedure for all the recipes below

I do the following with beets: To cook, I boil them for an hour or so with skins on. Then the peel comes off easily, I cut and puree in my food processor.

Juice from Beets and Oranges

I keep the beets in the fridge and mix 2 TBSP per glass of orange juice for Collin to drink during the day. He hasn't minded the taste at all. Just have to shake it a lot, so it doesn't get stuck in the lid of the sippy cup.

Pancakes with Beets

Then, I either use the rest of the beets to make: 1. Sneaky pancakes, using 1/4 c. beets, 1/2 c. carrots, 1/4 c. pear (to make the 1 c. of vegetable called for in the recipe)

[The recipe for Sneaky pancakes is found on ]

Beet Brownies

Nancy just posted a very moist and delicious beet "brownie"
2 c. nut butter other than peanut
1 tsp. bak soda
2 eggs
1 c. honey
1/2 c carrot puree
1/2 c beet puree

I baked at 300 for 15 minutes in a cake pan then frosted with the peanut butter frosting from the peanut butter cake recipe on the pecanbread website.

Nancy invented these brownies and they are really really good. So moist. I've just kept them in the fridge. Collin and I both love them and I feel good about giving him something that's a treat that will help with the constipation.

These ideas were taken from a post by Marissa.