How To: Beet Root Powder

How To: Beet Root Powder

Beet Powder. Have you ever needed it? Or wondered how to get a natural pink/red tone for your end result whether it’s for cooking or baking? I always did.

Trader Joe’s was literally a lifesaver with this tiny bag of gems.

I needed beet powder and of course no where around me sells it. I waited too long to order it online because I have Amazon prime shipping and I’m not one that likes to pay shipping charges ESPECIALLY $16 when what I need costs literally CENTS to make.

I thought if I lucked out and could scoop these up at TJ last minute maybe it will work . Luckily it WAS in stock {because it seems like every time I need an ingredient it is out of stock everywhere}.

I ended up making my own. It does end up looking like a crime scene, but I got it done! If I still had a coffee grinder it would have worked out perfectly. Being that I used to make my own natural cosmetics {talking years ago} I threw that shit in the garbage. I’m not trying to eat no titanium dioxide. I had to make do with what I had and pulsed it up in my blender. There was a tiny amount in the bag so it didn’t pulse everything and left lots of hard pieces. Once I sifted away the crispy parts all that remained was pretty Beet Root Powder!

Sometimes it helps to be a Scientist. I’m just sayin…

This HOW TO is easy enough to use dehydrated chips, grind it into a fine powder, sift, use what your recipe calls for and store the rest in a tightly sealed jar.


I purchased these dehydrated beet chips at Trader Joe’s {I think for $2.99}. There isn’t many chips in the bag but it’s plenty for what I needed.

You could slice up fresh beet root and add to your dehydrator for about 12 hours {I think} and make even more. I don’t own a dehydrator {yet} because I never thought I would need one. Until Now!

Add the dehydrated beet root chips to a high-speed blender or better yet a coffee grinder to get as much of the beet root chips pulsed or pulverized. The finer you grind the chips the more powder you will have to store.

Stop the blender and scrape the sides down and pulse again.

Then, transfer the powder to a fine-mesh strainer and place it over a small bowl. Sift until you get all the fine powder into the small bowl below.

This is why I wish I still had my coffee grinder because this is so much powder going to waste.  

Now go and create pretty little pink or red cookies, muffins or anything else that calls for beet root powder.

Store the unused portion of beet root powder in a tightly sealed jar and it should keep up to 3 months. 

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How To: Beet Root Powder
A quick and simple How To recipe to take you from dehydrated beet root chips to a fine beet root powder in less than 10 minutes.
Course Other
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
tablespoons {depending if everything grinds up}
Ingredients
Course Other
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
tablespoons {depending if everything grinds up}
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Add the dehydrated beet root chips to a high-speed blender or better yet a coffee grinder to get as much of the beet root chips pulsed or pulverized. The finer you grind the chips the more powder you will have to store.
  2. Stop the blender and scrape the sides down and pulse again.
  3. Then, transfer the powder to a fine-mesh strainer and place it over a small bowl. Sift until you get all the fine powder into the small bowl below.
  4. Now go and create pretty little pink or red cookies, muffins or anything else that calls for beet root powder.
  5. Store the unused portion of beet root powder in a tightly sealed jar and it should keep up to 3 months.
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