Mini Beet Muffins

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and it’s the perfect excuse to make these Mini Beet Muffins.  I mean, how can you resist these pinkish-red morsels topped with a bit of coconut cream and sprinkles (sprinkles make everything fun, right)?!  Perhaps if you don’t like beets then this recipe won’t be all that appealing…but to be honest, I’m not the biggest fan of beets either.  I can tolerate them sometimes, preferably cooked on the barbecue during the summer, but they definitely aren’t my favorite root vegetable (carrots will ALWAYS win that one).  However, I do like these Mini Beet Muffins.

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These muffins are gluten-free (like all my recipes), grain-free, Paleo, Vegan and allergy-friendly.  The base is made of beets and slightly ripe plantains.  Beets are a good source of Vitamin C, folate, manganese and potassium. (1)  Plantains contain quite a bit of Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Magnesium and Potassium. (2)  So, in combination, these two ingredients make for one healthy little muffin!

Mini Beet Muffins

Ingredients

  • 1 Medium-sized beet or 2 small (about 200 grams raw)
  • 1 large slightly ripe plantain* (about 200 g peeled)
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil (room temp)
  • 1-2 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp coconut flour
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Wash beet well, removing stems and all dirt.  Slice off the ends of the beet and cube into about 1/2″ squares.
  3. Steam beets for about 10 minutes or until tender.  When done, remove from heat and let beets cool to room temp.
  4. Peel and slice plantain.
  5. Add plantain and beets to food processor.  Process until smooth and consistent in texture.
  6. Add remaining ingredients to food processor and mix well.
  7. Line muffin tin (or use silicon muffin tin) and in batter.  (Should make 12 mini muffins)
  8. Put muffins in oven and bake for 25-30 minutes.
  9. Remove from oven and cool in pan for a few minutes, then transfer to a drying rack.
  10. Top with coconut cream (or desired topping) before serving.  Store in fridge.

*Slightly ripe meaning no longer green but without any brown/black spots.

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2 Comments on “Mini Beet Muffins

    • All I did was mix some coconut cream (I like Trader Joe’s brand) and maple syrup in a small bowl with a fork.

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