Can’t Beet These Chips!

by Peachy Palate on May 14, 2014

My all time favourite baked chips…sweet beet chips, crispy delicious goodness that I find it as hard as chocolate to stop eating!!!

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I’m not the biggest of beet fans. Don’t get me wrong I do like them but they wouldn’t be up there as one of my favourite vegetables. At least when it comes to the traditional roasted or boiled beet…and raw just doesn’t do it for me.

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Maybe it’s the messy finger stained factor…each and every time I peel one I swear I’ll wear gloves the next time in order to avoid the day or two of purple fingers. I NEVER learn my lesson.

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When it comes to baked chips kale is my go to…

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These beet ones are a special treat! A treat because it means leaving the oven on for a considerable time. The low and slow method works best. After much trial and error I’ve achieved crispy but burnt chips in a lesser time. They just don’t compete with these beauties.

Totally irresistible, naturally sweet, crispy, crunchy purple chips. How could you say no?!

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A simple sprinkling of coarse sea is all they really need but the avocado “mayo” / dip is a nice addition on the side. Especially if you’re serving them as a snack to visitors or an appetiser. I’d much rather munch on a bag of these whilst watching a movie than any variety of popcorn!

I made these one sunny morning with a view to sharing them with…well anyone who entered the kitchen but ended up devouring the whole lot as a side to my breakfast. Damn good!

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They don’t always hold their crispiness, it varies from batch to batch but if you stick them back in the oven for 10-15 minutes they’ll return to their ultimate chip texture once again. I don’t recommend doing this more than once though…not that I they’ll last long enough for you to even have to consider it!

If you don’t fancy the avocado “mayo” a little roasted strawberry barbecue sauce on the sight is a mighty alternative.

What’s your favourite kind of homemade or store bought veggie or fruit chip?

Beet Chips

by Michelle Hunt

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 2 hours

Keywords: bake snack side gluten-free grain free soy-free paleo nut-free sugar-free vegan vegetarian low-carb avocado beet

 

Ingredients (1-2 servings)

  • 3-4 medium beets
  • 1 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • Coarse sea salt to serve

Avocado “Mayo”

  • 1/2 a large ripe avocado
  • 2 tbsp coconut cream/coconut yoghurt/Greek yoghurt
  • 1 tbsp water (or plain water will work but you can use the water from your can of coconut milk when the coconut cream has separated)
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper

Instructions

Preheat oven to 100C (210F).

Thinly slice beets using a mandolin or slicing tool of your food processor.

Lay in single layers on two – three baking trays lined with baking parchment paper. Coat beets with melted coconut oil; a little drizzle over each tray and toss to coat before laying flat for baking.

Bake in the preheated oven for 2 hours turning 3-4 times.

Allow to cool for 5 minutes on the tray before serving as they will crisp up more.

Blend together all “mayo” ingredients.

Sprinkle beet chips with coarse sea salt and serve with “mayo” on the side!

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{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

Nicola May 14, 2014 at 11:47 am

Ooh yum! I am a real lover of vegetable chips of any kind and would happily eat them over a standard bag of crisps. I am with you when it comes to beets. I rarely buy them because I know I will have stained fingers but gloves are the way forward :)

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Peachy Palate May 14, 2014 at 1:22 pm

Definitely! I’m head over heels for these ones!

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Nicola May 30, 2014 at 2:50 pm

Just devoured the whole let and they really were incredible! Now I know these work I will definitely be trying other root veg; parsnip and sweet potato next! Oh and the gloves worked a charm ;)

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Peachy Palate May 30, 2014 at 6:23 pm

Parsnip is great…sweet potato doesn’t crisp up funnily enough!

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Lauren May 14, 2014 at 12:11 pm

I love beetroot crisps! I did a raw food course over the weekend and we learned to make kale and cabbage crisps in the dehydrator with coconut cream – they were incredible!! I really want a dehydrator now!!

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Peachy Palate May 14, 2014 at 1:22 pm

I know I’d love one too…it’s on my long list of things I’ll buy if I win the lottory!

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Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl May 14, 2014 at 4:09 pm

Have you tried making these in a dehydrator? How do you think that would go? I really enjoy beet chips and would love to try making them at home.

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Peachy Palate May 14, 2014 at 7:17 pm

If I had one!!! They’d be as awesome I bet!

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Eileen May 14, 2014 at 7:55 pm

Why have I never made beet chips before? These sound just fabulous, especially with that beautiful avocado sauce. But then, I will take any excuse to get more avocado into my mouth. :)

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Peachy Palate May 15, 2014 at 2:27 pm

I know I’m hooked on them! (Both the avocado and beet chips!)

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Kristy Sayer May 15, 2014 at 6:22 am

I loveeee beets so I think I need to try my hand at these. I may even convince beet hating Jesse to give them a try!

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Peachy Palate May 15, 2014 at 2:27 pm

Do the closed eyes taste test!

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Anna @ The Table May 15, 2014 at 3:33 pm

These chips look absolutely wonderful. I might try making them this weekend with both red and golden beets for a mix of colors!

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Peachy Palate May 15, 2014 at 4:23 pm

Oh ye that’d be amazing! Tweet me a pic!

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Keti June 12, 2014 at 8:22 pm

is it essential to use coconut oil?

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Peachy Palate June 12, 2014 at 8:47 pm

It will just make them crispier! You could use olive oil instead?

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