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!

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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

  • Jenn and Seth August 7, 2012 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!

  • [email protected] August 7, 2012 1:37 pm

    I bet these are awesome with carrots? Have you tried pumpkin puree? To cute the box with your son lol.

  • Kate August 7, 2012 1:37 pm

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

  • Tiffany August 7, 2012 1:47 pm

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

  • MaryMoh August 7, 2012 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 😛

  • Jenny @ BAKE August 8, 2012 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!

  • Bibi @ Bibi’s Culinary Journey August 8, 2012 10:44 am

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

  • kitchenriffs August 8, 2012 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.

  • Asmita August 8, 2012 10:46 pm

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

  • Cass @foodmyfriend August 9, 2012 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!

  • Wendy Irene August 9, 2012 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 🙂

  • Jenny Johnson August 9, 2012 7:44 pm

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

  • Amy @ Gastronome Tart August 10, 2012 8:20 am

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

  • CCU August 10, 2012 2:03 pm

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

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  • thoma August 11, 2012 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.

  • Eftychia August 11, 2012 3:18 pm

    My kids would be thrilled with this dessert! Yummy!

  • Medeja August 12, 2012 5:16 am

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

  • [email protected]’s Recipes August 12, 2012 7:14 am

    These brownies look delish!

  • Tania @ A Perfect Pantry August 12, 2012 6:03 pm

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

  • Mich@ Piece of Cake August 13, 2012 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!

  • Sawsan@ chef in disguise August 14, 2012 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 🙂

  • Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella August 14, 2012 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! 🙂

  • Navaneetham Krishnan August 14, 2012 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.

  • Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake August 14, 2012 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!

  • renu August 14, 2012 11:08 am

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

  • Khushboo August 14, 2012 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 🙂

  • Kanan Patel August 15, 2012 6:09 am

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

  • Roxana | Roxana’s Home Baking August 15, 2012 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

  • I Wilkerson August 16, 2012 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!

  • Suzanne DeBrango August 16, 2012 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!!

  • Abeer August 16, 2012 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…

  • Tandy August 17, 2012 6:18 am

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

  • petit4chocolatier February 28, 2013 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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