These sinfully chocolate muffins are loaded with fibre healthy beets and protein packed nuts and seeds. Making them the perfect mid-day snack. I’m sure these chocolate beet muffins will fool any veggie hating kids.
This week I had lots and lots of beets from a project that I have been working on and I figured, why not make something sweet, healthy, and totally chocolatey?
These are officially my favourite new treat. They are fudgy, moist, and just so darn delicious!
- 1 cup Beet Puree
- ⅓ cup coconut sugar (sub any sugar)
- ¼ agave netar
- ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
- 2 eggs
- 1.5 tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp salt
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- ½ tsp coffee extract (optional)
- ¼ cup + 2 tbsp coconut milk (sub almond, rice or soy milk)
- ½ cup cocoa powder
- 1 ¼ cup whole wheat flour
- 2 tbsp corn starch
- ½ cup chocolate chips
- ½ cup mixed nuts/seeds for topping (pecans, pumpkin seeds and hazelnuts is what I chose)
- Preheat oven to 375 D F and line a muffin tin with papers or lightly grease the pan.
- In a mixer add your beets, eggs, sugars, melted coconut oil, extracts, baking soda and salt and whisk until combined (30-60 seconds) then whisk in your coconut milk.
- Take your bowl off the mixer and sift in your cocoa, flours and corn starch. Using a wooden spoon until combined. Add ⅓ cup of the chocolate chips and stir well.
- Using a spoon or a medium size ice cream scoop divide the batter evenly between the muffin tin and top with remaining chocolate chips, nuts and seeds.
- Bake for 18-22 minutes.
- Let cool on a wire rack.
To make these vegan just substitute the eggs with 1 tablespoon ground chia seeds (or whole chia seeds) and 3 tablespoons hot water. Let sit for 5-10 minutes until thickened.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 215Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 250mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 3gSugar: 11gProtein: 5g
This is an approximation of the nutrition offered in this recipe, and is created using a nutrition calculator.