RECIPE - Beautiful Beetroot, Yoghurt & Chocolate Muffins

Beautiful Beetroot, Yoghurt  &Chocolate Muffins

Making chocolate healthier. These muffins have added goodness, no added refined sugar and are so rich in flavour one is enough so perfect for satisfying any sweet craving, espeially when you just have t have chocolate!!
The beetroot also gives them a beautiful colour and texture.

Ingredients
·         ¼ cup  cocoa
·         1/4 cup honey or Natvia stevia
·         1 & 1/2 self raising flour OR spelt flour with 2 teaspoons of baking powder or gluten free.
·         ½ cup almond meal (leave out for nut free and increase flour to 2 cups)
·         1 cup natural yoghurt
·         ¼ cup butter
·         1 large raw beetroot, peeled and finely grated
·         8 drops liquid chocolate stevia (optional)
·         2 free range eggs
·         75g dark chocolate, finely chopped (I would use green and blacks organic or sugar free sweet William)
Method
·         Line a muffin baking tray with multix cases.
·         Pre heat oven to 180`c.
·         In a bowl combine honey, agave, stevia drops and butter.
·         Add in eggs.
·         Mix in yoghurt and then almond meal followed by beetroot.
·         Sift in flour and cocoa.
·         Very gently combine.
·         Spoon into cases and top with chopped chocolate.
·         Bake for approximately 20 minutes or until springs back from touch.
Notes
·         Enjoy one with afternoon tea.
·         Swap honey for stevia powder for much less calories. You will find it in the sugar isle.
·         Swap chocolate for chopped prunes.
Toddler Tips
·         Make toddler friendly sizes using a miniature muffin tray.
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12 comments:

  1. These look and sound yummy. A couple of questions, what in the world is beetroot and where would I find it in the grocery store. I'm guessing my little rural stores won't have it, but I do go to the city. That's ok, it looks like several of those ingredients need be put on the shopping list for the city.:)Also, how much is 75g of dark chocolate, 1/4 cup, more, less? What are the muffin cases, and where do I find them? How much honey do I use to substitute for the Stevia? Can I use brown sugar instead? Am now following you.I don't cook often, but when I do, I like to try something different. Found you at UBC

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  2. Wonderful recipe! Thank you for sharing a healthier muffin recipe!

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  3. Hi Devoted to Quilting!
    Beetroot is a root vegetable, you may know it as groundbeet I think?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beetroot
    Definitely use honey or brown sugar in place of stevia, even just raw sugar as well.
    Yeah about 1/4 dark chocolate, its for the top of the muffins so you can use as little or as much as you like :)
    Let me know if you make them how they go!
    They are very rich to help people with sweet cravings only want one but you can play with the quantities to taste too :)

    Thanks for your comment! xx

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  4. These sounds scrumptious! We're growing beetroot at the moment!

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  5. Methods in the variety may incorporate dicing and cleaving vegetables to fine pieces to think of all the more full lasagna formula. You basically try everything with the measure of fixings that you contain. Recipe Blog

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