Recipe

Banana Beet Muffins

Recipe Information

Total Time: 

35 minutes; 15 minutes active

Servings: 

12

Beets may not be top of mind as a muffin ingredient, but they lend natural sweetness and beautiful color to these tasty gems.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup mashed banana
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 cups grated beets, peeled

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with muffin papers.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon.
  3. In a separate bowl combine banana, oil, maple syrup and eggs. Stir until smooth.
  4. Stir the banana mixture into the flour mixture until just mixed, then stir in beets. Scoop 1/3-cup portions of batter into muffin tins, and bake for 18–20 minutes. Test with a toothpick inserted in muffins. If the toothpick emerges with wet batter, bake an additional 5 minutes. Remove from pan and let cool before serving.

Serve these unique muffins with some nut butter or jam for a veggie-rich breakfast or snack.

Nutritional Information

200 calories, 11 g. fat, 55 mg. cholesterol, 280 mg. sodium, 24 g. carbohydrate, 2 g. fiber, 4 g. protein