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I recently learnt how amazing beets are for our bodies and so I set out on finding ways to incorporate this colourful vegetable into my family’s diet. Today I am sharing one recipe that my kids and husband all loved, a simple but energy-packed beet muffin.
This recipe has beets, apples, carrots and chia seeds – and a bit of molasses for that extra kick of ‘fun’. If you prefer less sugar you can always add an extra grated apple or trade the molasses for some raw honey.
For flour, if your family can’t handle wheat I highly recommend this rice flour that is so easy to substitute into any traditional recipe. For my fellow fibromyalgia warriors, this is a great way to still enjoy some baked goods without the tummy aches after!
Beets are a unique source of betaine, a nutrient that helps protects our cells, proteins, and enzymes from environmental stress and has been dubbed a super food for anyone with chronic illness. It’s known to fight inflammation, protect internal organs, lower blood pressure and are high in immune-boosting vitamin C, fiber, and essential minerals like potassium (essential for healthy nerve and muscle function) and manganese (which is good for your bones, liver, kidneys, and pancreas). Beets also contain the B vitamin folate, which helps reduce the risk of birth defects.
These pre-cooked and vacuum-packed beets are super easy to have on-hand and take away some of the preparation work. There are also lots of other amazing beet products available with Amazon if you happen to live in a smaller community where supplies can be limited.
Amazing Beet-Apple Muffins - A perfect Energy Snack
Beets have amazing health benefits, and this muffin recipe comes kid-approved as a perfect anytime energy snack. Beets, apples, carrots and chia seeds and a kick of sugar for fun.
- 2 Grated Apples
- 2 Grated Large Carrots
- 6 Cooked and Peeled Beets
- 1 tbsp Chia Seeds
- 1 cup Raw Cane Sugar
- 3 cups Flour (OR Rice Flour)
- 4 tsp Baking Powder
- 2 tsp Baking Soda
- 1 tsp Molasses (OR Raw Honey)
- 1 Egg
- 1/2 cup Water (luke warm)
- 100 ml Apple Sauce
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1. Grate all your veggies into one bowl. Mix 'em up.
2. Add the tsp Chia Seeds, sugar, molasses. Mix it.
3. Add flour, baking powder and baking soda. And mix it up.
4. Add the water, oil, egg, vanilla extract and applesauce.
5. Blend well and scoop into your muffin tray. Fill cups till just below the full line.
6. Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes, until the colour has turned nice and golden or your prick test comes back clear.