Carrot brownies

Normally, I make these chocolate chip brownies and honestly, I cannot resist them!

Everything about them is perfect! The taste, the texture and even the way they look is superb!

But, have you ever tried to make carrot brownies???

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I made those yesterday and I know it sounds insane but they were DELISH!

You see…I had some leftover shredded carrots from a meal I made a few days ago. Since I am not a fan of wasting food, I decided to play around with some ingredients which resulted in these yummy carrot brownies. carrot brownies 1

They were rich and chocolatey and the addition of peanut butter m&m candies along with coconut took the flavor to the top! Those carrots added a bit of chewiness which was fascinating!

No wonder these brownies were gone within a day Smile with tongue out

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While I was photographing these 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…

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And held it for 1 WHOLE MINUTE all by himself! Open-mouthed smile

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That was long enough for mommy to take photographs! lol Winking smile

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And then, he got bored…

And dropped it…

Refusing to hold it again…

hahaha

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I can’t wait to see what he tries to do next…heheh Smile with tongue out

Anyways, back to those brownies…

To make them, you will need the following ingredients:

1 cup flour
1 cup finely shredded carrots (if the carrots are chunky, you will be able to taste them in the brownies and that’s just odd!)
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup light olive oil
1/2 cup fat free milk
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup peanut butter m&m candies

And here are the steps:

Step 1:
In a deep bowl, mix all the ingredients except for the m&m candies.

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Step 2:
When batter is thoroughly mixed, stir in m&m and and mix with a spoon.

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Step 3:
Pour into a cookie pan (lately, I have been lining my pans with aluminum foil when making brownies. I find it’s easier to peel off the brownies by doing this rather than using parchment paper)

Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes (15 minutes would result in more gooey brownies and 20 minutes will yield dense and firm brownies)

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Once the brownies cool down, spread chocolate marshmallow frosting on the top (regular chocolate frosting tastes very good too).

Then, sprinkle some shredded coconut and chopped-up m&m candies.

And you are done! Enjoy!

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Have you guys ever tried to re-use leftover veggies in a cake or a cookie or a brownie??? If so, feel free to share recipes Smile

Until next time, have fun baking Smile


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33 thoughts on “Carrot brownies

  1. MaryMoh

    I was just thinking of beetroot brownies when I see your lovely carrot brownies. We are thinking at the same wavelength :D 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 :P

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  2. Jenny @ BAKE

    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!

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  3. kitchenriffs

    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.

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  4. Cass @foodmyfriend

    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!

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  5. Wendy Irene

    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 :)

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  6. thoma

    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.

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  7. Sawsan@ chef in disguise

    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 :)

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  8. Navaneetham Krishnan

    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.

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  9. I Wilkerson

    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!

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  10. Suzanne DeBrango

    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!!

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  11. Abeer

    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…

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