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Thick and decadent on the inside, this Coconut Flour Red Velvet Bread recipe creates a Paleo treat balanced with wholesome ingredients!

Made with a simple base of coconut flour, cocoa powder, and eggs, this bread has a secret ingredient: beets! Not only do they give the bread its natural, vibrant color, but the veggie also packs tons of delicious nutrients. [1] 

When blended with the cocoa powder, the beets turn the bread into a lusciously creamy, cake-like texture. Perfect for satisfying a sweet tooth.

To start, roast your beet, purée it, and then blend it with the other ingredients. Next, pour the mix into a bread pan, pop it into the oven, and sit back while you wait for it to bake.

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A word of caution: beets stain. Believe me, I found out the hard way. So, here’s a quick trick to peeling cooked beets without staining your hands: Once they’re cool enough to touch, run the beets under cold water and remove the skin with your fingers. The skin and root should slip right off!

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If you do get some beet stains on you, don’t worry – rub a little lemon juice on your hands and it will come off (and you’ll smell good, too).

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Serves: 12 slices

Cook Time: 1 hr 30 mins

Prep Time: 25 mins

Coconut Flour Red Velvet Bread Recipe

Recipe by: Megan Olson
 

Thick and decadent on the inside, this Red Velvet Bread recipe creates a Paleo treat balanced with wholesome ingredients!

Ingredients

  • 1 large beet (about 1 ½ cups beet purée)
  • 6 large eggs, room temperature
  • ¼ cup melted coconut oil
  • ¾ cup coconut flour
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ cup tapioca flour
  • 4 Tablespoons honey
  • 1 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • ½ cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F. Prepare a bread pan by coating it with extra virgin olive oil.
  • Loosely wrap beet with foil and place on a baking sheet. Roast for 45 minutes. Remove from the oven, then reduce temperature to 350°F.
  • Remove foil from the beet; let cool 10 minutes. When it’s cool enough to touch with bare hands, run it under cold water and remove skin with hands.
  • Roughly chop the beet into quarters and add to a blender.
  • To the blender, add coconut milk, eggs, apple cider vinegar, and honey. Blend on high until beets are fully broken up. Then add coconut flour and blend again.
  • Next add tapioca flour, baking soda, salt, cocoa powder and coconut oil. Blend a final time until combined and smooth.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared bread pan, spreading into an even layer.
  • Bake 45 minutes until the edges are brown and center is set.
  • Remove from the oven and cool in the pan 20-30 minutes. Remove from the pan and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Slice into 12 pieces and serve!

Tip: This Red Velvet Bread is great for a quick breakfast with a cup of coffee or as a dessert topped with coconut cream. A treat you can feel good about eating!

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Source:

[1] Journal of the American Dietetic Association. (2000, December). Overview of the Health Benefits of Fruit and Vegetable Consumption for the Dietetics Professional: Selected Literature. Retrieved from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S000282230000420X

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