Cheater’s Fudgy Beet Brownies


You’ve probably seen chocolate beet brownies on other blogs, but each recipe has it’s own slight twist. For these fudgy beet brownies, it’s all about convenience and lightening up. This quick dessert uses less fat than your average brownie recipe, and relies on brownie mix and pre-cooked beets for its speedy preparation. And yes, there are many dairy-free brownie mixes! I’ve given several options in the Special Diet Notes below.

Cheater's Fudgy Beet Brownies Recipe (dairy-free)

Special Diet Notes & Options: Fudgy Beet Brownies

This recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, and vegetarian. But this does depend on the brownie mix and chocolate chips used. I’ve linked up to my two recommended allergen-free chocolate brands in the post.

For wheat-based dairy-free fudgy beet brownies, try one of the following mix brands: Madhava (2 boxes may be needed), Immaculate BakingCherrybrook Kitchen (2 boxes may be needed), or Duncan Hines Chewy or Double Fudge (box sizes vary).

For gluten-free dairy-free fudgy beet brownies, try one of the following mix brands: Namaste FoodsCherrybrook Kitchen Gluten-Free (2 boxes may be needed), Living Now (2 boxes may be needed), Wholesome Chow (2 boxes may be needed), or Bob’s Red Mill.

If you don’t want to risk 2 boxes of mix or simply want a smaller batch (8×8-inch pan), see my notes in the recipe below for halving the recipe. Do you have another dairy-free brownie mix that you love?

Cheater's Fudgy Beet Brownies
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 24 brownies
  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 9x13-inch pan. Place the beets in a blender or food processor. Puree until smooth.
  2. Combine the brownie mix, oil, eggs and pureed beets in large mixing bowl; stir until well combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  3. Pour the batter into your prepared pan and bake as directed on package - check after shortest recommended baking time.
  4. Remove from the oven and let cool. Serve slices lightly dusted with confectioners’ sugar, if desired.
*Package sizes may vary according to brand. See the notes in my post above for dairy-free and even gluten-free suggestions. If you want a smaller batch, use just 1 box of mix for an 8x8-inch pan and half the remaining ingredients (half jar of beets, 2 tablespoons oil, 1 egg, ½ cup chocolate chips).

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


  1. Have you tried Aldi brand brownies? they taste just like store brand. And their new gluten-free brownies are also dairy free. (And no one can tell they are GF!)

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