carrot brownies

Carrot Brownies

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These fudgy carrot brownies are so easy to make and really ooey gooey. Top them off with some frosting, coconut, candies and they are perfect for any party!

I decided to try something different yesterday and made these outrageous carrot brownies.

Normally, I am a HUGE fan of my fudgy brownies with crackly tops recipe. 

Everything about them is perfect!

But anyways, I had some leftover shredded carrots from a meal I made a couple of days ago. Since I am not a fan of wasting food, I decided to play around with some ingredients which resulted in these carrot brownies.

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They were rich and choco-licious and the addition of m&m candies along with coconut took the flavor over the top!

Those carrots added a bit of chewiness, which was fascinating!

No wonder these brownies were gone in a day.

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While I was photographing these carrot brownies, my little one was sitting in his bouncer…

And his face would light up every time I showed him the box of m&m!

Maybe he likes red! hehe

That’s when I realized my little baby is growing up so fast…

He grabbed the box…

baby and candy box

And held it for 1 WHOLE MINUTE all by himself! 

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That was long enough for Mommy to take photographs! lol.

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And then, he got bored…

And dropped it…

Refusing to hold it again…

I can’t wait to see what he tries to do next!

baby and candy box 4

To make carrot brownies, you will need the following ingredients:

1 cup flour
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup carrots (shredded)
1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup m&m candies
1/4 desiccated coconut
Marshmallow buttercream icing

And here are the steps:

Step 1:
In a deep bowl, add the oil, sugar, shredded carrots, egg and vanilla extract and mix. 

Step 2:
When batter is thoroughly combined, add cocoa powder and flour and mix again.

Step 3:
Pour the batter into a pan (Dimensions: 9×9) and spread with a spatula.

Tip:
Spread aluminum foil on your tray and spray it with oil and then pour the brownie batter. This way, it’s easier to remove the brownies from the pan after they are done baking.

Step 4:
Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. 

Step 5:
Once the brownies cool down, spread chocolate marshmallow frosting on the top.
Then, sprinkle some shredded coconut and chopped-up m&m candies.

And you are done making carrot brownies! 

Carrot brownies
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup carrots (shredded)
  • ½ cup oil
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup m&m candies
  • ¼ desiccated coconut
  • Marshmallow buttercream icing
Instructions
  1. In a deep bowl, add the oil, sugar, shredded carrots, egg and vanilla extract and mix.
  2. When batter is thoroughly combined, add cocoa powder and flour and mix again.
  3. Pour the batter into a pan (Dimensions: 9x9) and spread with a spatula.
  4. Tip: Spread aluminum foil on your tray and spray it with oil and then pour the brownie batter. This way, it’s easier to remove the brownies from the pan after they are done baking.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.
  6. Once the brownies cool down, spread chocolate marshmallow frosting on the top. Then, sprinkle some shredded coconut and chopped-up m&m candies.
  7. And you are done!

 

Until next time, tata my lovelies!

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33 Comments

  1. Jenn and Seth

    August 7, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    i’m so intrigued by this! i’ll have to give it a go next time i have a bunch of carrots awaiting a home!

  2. Kate

    August 7, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    These look so colorful, I couldn’t resist either! They look fantastic!

  3. Tiffany

    August 7, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    What a great way to sneak carrots into your diet! And I love the shots of cute little baby hands!

  4. MaryMoh

    August 7, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    I was just thinking of beetroot brownies when I see your lovely carrot brownies. We are thinking at the same wavelength 😀 Your brownies look very pretty and delicious. I love brownies too, especially the chewy ones. And your baby is SO cute! But one day…he won’t let go anymore…haha. He will ask for more 😛

  5. Jenny @ BAKE

    August 8, 2012 at 5:51 am

    I love the idea of carrot and chocolate together! I love carrot cookies, my home economics teacher taught us how to make them, but they don’t look anywhere near as delicious and decadent as these!

  6. Bibi @ Bibi's Culinary Journey

    August 8, 2012 at 10:44 am

    I tried to sneak veggies into cookies & cakes before, but never brownies….I gotta try this 🙂

  7. kitchenriffs

    August 8, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    Great idea! It would never have occurred to me to add carrots to chocolate brownies, but they are rather sweet. And of course there’s carrot cake. Really creative – thanks.

  8. Asmita

    August 8, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    What a great way of getting veggies into your kids diet. These look amazing!

  9. Cass @foodmyfriend

    August 9, 2012 at 12:33 am

    I love peanut butter M&M’s! My affair with them started off with just peanut M&M’s but I can’t resist either! I love this idea. Like red velvets I suppose 🙂 but with carrot instead of beetroot of course!

  10. Wendy Irene

    August 9, 2012 at 8:19 am

    I don’t like to waste food either and I think it is really awesome that you made carrots into dessert. The pictures of the little hands on the M&M box are so adorable. Have a great day with your little one 🙂

  11. Jenny Johnson

    August 9, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    How creative. I’ve never thought of adding carrots to brownies. I’m sure it is fantastic.

  12. Amy @ Gastronome Tart

    August 10, 2012 at 8:20 am

    Delicious!!!! Peanut Butter M&M’s are my fave! I would never have thought about adding carrots as well.

  13. CCU

    August 10, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    Mmmmm, I would definitely be running to get these brownies 😀

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  14. thoma

    August 11, 2012 at 11:02 am

    Boy, they look delish. And am sure you had it from first bite to last. I’m yet to ask someone here what’s substitute for sour cream!! M&M boy!! I forget his name.

  15. Eftychia

    August 11, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    My kids would be thrilled with this dessert! Yummy!

  16. Medeja

    August 12, 2012 at 5:16 am

    You tempted me completely with these brownies and I told my husband that I will have few weeks off from baking.. :)))

  17. Tania @ A Perfect Pantry

    August 12, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    Love the addition of carrot…it’s sweet and perfect:)

  18. Mich@ Piece of Cake

    August 13, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    Hi! These look awesome! Love the idea of hiding carrots in the brownies for my kids 🙂 Your baby is so cute, the day will come when he eats up all the entire tray of it!

  19. Sawsan@ chef in disguise

    August 14, 2012 at 1:59 am

    You little one is just adorable!
    I love kids at this age, they get fascinated with things for a minute and then forget it even exists
    Can you believe I have never made brownies! I know the horror!
    Bookmarking to try soon 🙂

  20. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    August 14, 2012 at 4:35 am

    Carrot cake brownies are a great idea! I made carrot cake muesli bars and hubby loved the extra moisture from the carrots so I can imagine the brownies would be so good! 🙂

  21. Navaneetham Krishnan

    August 14, 2012 at 5:49 am

    I have all the ingredients needed and actually could not find the time to make brownies. I love the idea of how you have used M&M for this recipe and it looks superbly good. I will try out and let you know in due course.

  22. Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake

    August 14, 2012 at 10:28 am

    I never really used to like carrots so I would have shook my head at these brownies, but I’m all good with carrots now. 😀 Would totally take a big bite out of it, it looks so indulgent!

  23. renu

    August 14, 2012 at 11:08 am

    carrot brownies… different..
    thanks for that lovely comment on my blog abeer… 🙂

  24. Khushboo

    August 14, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    I love chocolate..I love carrot cake…I love carrots with peanut butter…I’m pretty sure I’d love these brownies 🙂

  25. Kanan Patel

    August 15, 2012 at 6:09 am

    wow.. looks awesome. I never made or heard about carrot brownies. But after this recipe I should make this

  26. Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking

    August 15, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    Your wee one knows by now the goodness of M&M 😉
    I have tried once pumpkin brownies but I’m guessing carrot brownies are as delish as they sound! mmm

  27. I Wilkerson

    August 16, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    I may have to give these a try. I did chocolate beet cake once and it didn’t go over at all (even though I didn’t confess until after). Good tip on shredding the carrots fine!

  28. Suzanne DeBrango

    August 16, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    I adore your website and I love that you featured Uru, she is one talented baker and I really enjoy her blog. If it were not for her I would not have found your site. Such incredibly beautiful work!!

  29. Abeer

    August 16, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    Thanks for the wonderful feedback everyone 🙂
    @ Thoma…i have heard greek yogurt can be substituted for sour cream but i have never tried it. So, i don’t know if that would affect the flavor…

  30. Tandy

    August 17, 2012 at 6:18 am

    I love that you used veggies in these – it is a good way to sneak them in for kids 🙂

  31. petit4chocolatier

    February 28, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    I love the carrots in the brownies. What a nutritious idea!! Yum! I can feel good about eating these 🙂

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