The Best Beet-Apple Muffins – Energy Snacks



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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.

This recipe will make 12 large muffins.
The best Beet-muffin recipe you'll ever find, this is a must-have for energy packed snacks.

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. 

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12 people
Author Yvette Putter

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. 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. 


The best beet-muffin recipe you'll every try, this power snack combines beets with apples, carrots and chia seeds.
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9 Comments Add yours

  1. sproutingzenjen says:

    These sound super duper yummy. We also love beets at our home, and this is a great way to incorporate them into our diets. Thank you.

  2. onesharpmamablog says:

    I totally could’ve used these today! I needed more energy and breakfast on the go. These look amazing. I need to try soon

  3. Kate says:

    These look so healthy and delicious! This is exactly the treat I need after my winter weight gain.

  4. 21flavorsofsplendor says:

    These look yummy! I love mixing fresh fruit and vegetables in muffins.

  5. Kristin Cook says:

    Wow! These sound so healthy! I love muffins but definitely prefer when they actually provide nutrients for my body!

    1. Totally Kristin, I love how simple a muffin can be but so versatile too in what we decide to put into them. Muffins are like cake really, so might as well make them work for you in some good ways too.

  6. diandra969 says:

    I love the ingredients and this recipe. I am always looking for ways to have my girl eat more veggies, these are perfect. Thank you for sharing!

    1. Thanks Diandra – I hope she enjoys it. My kids honestly think it’s cake!

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