After the success of my super-chocolatey Best-Ever Beet Brownies, I was super pumped to make a vegan blondie recipe using gold beets, especially since there doesn’t seem to be one online. Fortunately it didn’t take quite as many trials as the brownies to get these right! Where the earthy, deep flavor of red beets enhanced the intense chocolatiness of the brownies, the gold beets also bring a sweet, nutty flavor.
Gold beets, which are a gorgeous yellow-golden color and don’t bleed, are a lot less messy to prepare than red beets and have a less iron-y flavor. They have a milder, very sweet, smooth flavor, which makes them perfect for blondies.