Beetroot Avocado Spelt Buns

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Beautiful bright bread buns made with precooked vacuum-packed beetroot, avocado and refined spelt bread flour. They are best served warm with soup, stews or for sandwiches. Besides its beautiful vibrant bright colour and awesome flavour, these homemade spelt buns are a lot healthier than white bread.

  • 380 g Vacuum-packed beetroot, roughly chopped
  • 100 g Avocado flesh
  • 1 tbsp Walnut oil (or olive oil)
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 450 g Refined spelt bread flour
  • 1 package / 7 g Dried yeast
  • Black sesame seeds, optional
  1. Place chopped beetroot, avocado flesh, walnut oil and salt in a blender. Process until smooth.
  2. Transfer the beet-avocado puree in the bowl of your tabletop mixer with a dough hook attached. Mix on a low speed until combined, about 3 minutes. Increase the speed and knead the dough for a further 4 minutes until smooth and elastic.
  3. Turn out the dough and shape into a ball. Coat the mixing bowl with a little bit of olive oil. Put in the ball of dough. Cover with a clean kitchen towel and leave to prove in a warm place until doubled in size, about 1½ hours.
  4. Knock back the dough and divide it into 9 equal pieces. Shape each piece of dough into a ball and place them on a parchment lined baking sheet. Cover with a clean kitchen towel and leave them in a warm place to rise again for a further 45 minutes.
  5. Preheat the oven to 190C/375F. Brush the top of buns with a little bit of water and sprinkle some black sesame over. Bake the buns in the middle of hot oven for about 20 minutes. | © 2014 | | © 2014 |


scrambledhenfruit 16/12/14 05:47

The color of these buns is spectacular! In addition to being delicious and good for you, they sure do make a sandwich beautiful! :)

TasteHongKong 16/12/14 05:55

Am going to bookmark this too! This is definitely a nice, healthy treat for the Holiday gathering : ). Just wish to confirm the amount of walnut oil you added? Thanks Angie!

Jasna Varcakovic 16/12/14 08:46

Beautifully colored buns; unique, healthy and spectacular!

Rosa's Yummy Yums 16/12/14 09:10

Scrumptious! I love the color of those buns.



Emma | Fork and Good 16/12/14 11:36

These look lovely Angie, some great flavours! The colour is awesome as well :)

Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen 16/12/14 12:45

Unique and beautiful buns Angie. So healthy too.

Angie Schneider 16/12/14 13:51

@TasteHongKong 1 tablespoon of walnut oil or olive oil.

Cheri Savory Spoon 16/12/14 14:54

Hi Angie, I always look to your site for inspiration, love the color, I bet this is delicious!

Kelly LifemadeSweeter 16/12/14 16:16

These buns are just gorgeous, Angie! I love how creative you are with all these wholesome ingredients. The beetroot sounds amazing in here and the color is so pretty and festive!

Pam 16/12/14 16:28

They are the prettiest buns I've ever seen.

Balvinder Ubi 16/12/14 16:39

Yesterday I saw a red velvet cake with beetroot and today these beautiful buns. I have to start thinking to bake with it.

Mijú 16/12/14 17:07

Me pido un par.
Como siempre tus fotos sorprendentes.
Un saludito

Monica 16/12/14 17:16

These look incredible! I would be so proud if that came out of my oven. It looks great with the natural red color from the beetroot and I'd feel great eating it knowing it's so much better for me.

Hema 16/12/14 17:20

Love the color of the buns, and that sandwich in the last picture is so very tempting..

Tricia Buice 16/12/14 17:30

Oh I bet these are so good and good for you. The color is gorgeous and the crust looks amazing.

Veena Theagarajan 16/12/14 17:46

wow wow super combo.. love that color

Erica 16/12/14 18:08

That dish looks awesome! I loveeee avocado...Wonderful combination of flavors, colors and textures, Angie!

Alida 16/12/14 18:19

Oh wow! This is such a great idea! Love the beetroot colour and that lovely avocado spread on the bread! Super recipe!!

Choc Chip Uru @ Go Bake Yourself 16/12/14 19:41

That colour is stunning, I would be happy to eat them :D
Eat them all!

Choc Chip Uru

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Nippon Nin 16/12/14 21:01

This is incredible! I admire your sense of style and the perfect technique...very pretty buns!

dedy oktavianus 16/12/14 21:44

Damn delicious!!!
i had wagyu beef patties and i guess your beet buns gonna go well with it...

Judit + Corina @ Glamorous Bite 16/12/14 22:19

These look to tasty and delicious! Just perfect for those cold days.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 16/12/14 22:30

They are a beautiful color, Angie! What a wonderful idea and the sandwiches look delicious with them.

Pamela 16/12/14 23:04

Hi Angie!! This is such a different dough! I'd love to try this! Big hugs!!

Marcela 16/12/14 23:53

YUMMY! I can't say anything more!

Liz Berg 17/12/14 03:55

The color of these buns is simply phenomenal! I'm certain the taste is, too!

Gloria Baker 17/12/14 05:19

Of course I never think in made buns with beetroot Angie:)
But let me tell you Ithink you are amazing and really creative!
Beautiful buns Angie!

The Yum List 17/12/14 05:56

Beetroot is such an awesome ingredient!

Easyfoodsmith 17/12/14 06:22

Buns with beet and avocado!! Such creative recipe and the buns look beautiful. Grrrreat post my dear.

Catherine 17/12/14 08:09

Dear Angie, These would be so delicious and festive to serve for the holidays. xo Catherine

Sharon D 17/12/14 10:18

Ooo..I love this so much. Will try ..beetroot buns, here I come!

Taste of Beirut 17/12/14 10:23

I am amazed at this recipe! You've made everything yourself from A to Z with a minimum amount of ingredients and a maximum amount of beauty. Wonderful! Can't wait to try it myself!

Helene Dsouza 17/12/14 11:44

I am very impressed Angie, your buns are very eye catching and healthy at the same time. I think they would be in fashion here in goa!

Barbara 17/12/14 12:57

I don't know what they look like in person, but in the photos, after being baked, they look like a nice dark whole wheat bun. What an amazing healthy and they turned out perfectly.

Joanne 17/12/14 13:50

The color of the buns alone is enough to make me fall in love with them!

Asha Shivakumar 17/12/14 17:16

Angie, I'm making these buns asap. I love how beet makes any dish look. You are amazing at coming up with dishes.

Muna Kenny 17/12/14 18:06

OMG! You did it again Angie, you made another amazing bread :) ... These beautiful buns are great to show off in parties, I can't wait to taste them, yum!

fimère .b 17/12/14 19:12

la couleur du pain est magnifique bravo
bonne soirée

Cheap Ethnic Eatz 17/12/14 21:09

Angie these buns are brilliant. Never saw beet and/or avocado in a bread recipe before. They must taste amazing.

Vicki Bensinger 17/12/14 23:48

Angie beetroot buns are such a unique idea, I've never heard of these before. I'm always learning new things from you. I have some raw beets in the refrigerator I'll have to roast them and then try this recipe. Great idea. Thanks for sharing.

CookWith Manali 18/12/14 00:11

These look so colorful! what a unique recipe Angie!

Emma Ferguson 18/12/14 18:19

What beautiful coloured buns, I love the flavours in them they sound so good.

Ritu Ahuja 18/12/14 20:00

These buns look so healthy and yummy. Great recipe. Thanks for sharing. :)

Shibi Thomas 18/12/14 20:13

Look at those beautiful buns and their vibrant color!!! You are very creative.

Karen (Back Road Journal) 18/12/14 22:00

Talk about a great way to get vegetables into a child's diet…they would love the color of the buns but never guess they were made with veggies. :)

Beth 18/12/14 22:36

Gorgeous buns - so healthy!

Shu Han 18/12/14 23:47

These are beautiful Angie! Also love the combination of sweet beetroot with creamy avocado, and spelt as you know already is one of my favourite flours to use! You definitely have made something really healthy really delicious too! Love it.

mjskit 19/12/14 05:13

You are one creative baker! What a beautiful and unique creation! Very appropriate for the season with the avocado spread. I can see a Christmas burger - Beetroot buns and burger with green chile. :) Wishing you a very wonderful holiday season Angie!

Geraldine Saucier 19/12/14 05:37

Gorgeous color. These buns look both beautiful and delicious.

Cathleen 19/12/14 05:44

These look amazing! I have had beetroot buns in Hawaii and have wanted to make it since then

Anne Regalado 19/12/14 08:17

Those are truly gorgeous buns , Angie ! Very nutritious , too :D

Shobha Kamath 19/12/14 15:33

OMG ! This is truly worth a try. Gorgeous looking buns..

Roz Corieri Paige 19/12/14 23:07

I can't get over these buns Angie! Being crazed about beets, the flavor must be phenomenal!

Gourmet Getaways 20/12/14 09:08

OMG, great job, Angie!!! Love the colours, the addition of avocados. So enticing! And knowing it's healthy, I am one who won't hesitate :)

Julie & Alesah
Gourmet Getaways xx

Nazneen Hamilton 20/12/14 23:37

These are gorgeous Angie! Definitely healthier than regular buns. The colour is amazing!

Shashi Charles 22/12/14 13:22

I love beets Angie - and these buns look phenomenal! Wow!

Regina 24/12/14 22:00

These buns are soo festive looking. Love your frequent use of beetroot! Merry Christmas!

ping 25/12/14 01:11

Merry Christmas to you too, Angie! & a Happy New Year!
These buns are just perfect for the season..the colors esp.

tigerfish 6/1/15 21:30

These buns are so healthy and nutritious and from some point (the photo that showcased the slightly red buns), looks very auspicious :p

afracooking 14/1/15 22:10

I have made beet bread before, but I love this variation using avocado. And they look so wonderfully fluffy!

Ann Jones 18/1/15 21:05

I would have never thought to use avocado and beetroot! I am so impressed with your bun recipe :)

Amy 16/4/15 17:33

Made today. They are fantastic. Note - you need to put the flour and yeast in the mixing bowl too, before adding the puree! :-)


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