Chocolate Beet Muffins
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Serves: 16-18
Try adding white chocolate chunks and dried cranberries!
  • 1 10 oz bag of bittersweet chocolate chips, divided
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup beet puree
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ⅔ cup Chobani plain non-fat greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup milk
  1. If you haven't already, prepare the beet puree. (see instructions in blog post)
  2. Preheat the oven to 375F. Prepare muffin tins with paper liners.
  3. In a small saucepan, melt ⅔ cup of chocolate chips and butter over low heat. Stir occasionally, until melted. Remove from heat and set aside.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flours, baking powder, baking soda, salt, pecans, and the rest of the chocolate chips.
  5. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, brown sugar, beet puree, vanilla extract, yogurt, and milk. Stir in the melted chocolate.
  6. Finally, carefully stir the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients until just combined. It should look very fluffy. Don't over mix them. A few streaks of flour is fine.
  7. Spoon mixture into the prepared muffin tins, fill the cups to the top. I got 16 muffins.
  8. Bake for 18-20 minutes. Test for doneness by inserting a toothpick into the center and when pulled out should be clean. Or lightly press down on the top of a muffin and it should bounce back up.
  9. Let them cook for at least 5 minutes before handling.
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