Beetroot Muffins

Though it might sound odd to some diners, this is one fine muffin to serve for breakfast along with some butter and a cup of tea. Perfect for brunch or for a dessert too, these rather savory and healthy muffins are just fine whenever the craving hits. Beets really do go well in a baked creation as they add a nice natural sweetness. Try these and tell me what you think. If you like carrot cake, well, this is even better.

beet muffins

I adapted this from Anna Thomas Bates. Thanks to Maria Speck who liked this recipe on her facebook page.

 Beetroot Muffins Beetroot Muffins
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Adapted from Anna Thomas Bates
Published on May 11, 2012

Slightly sweet and slightly savory, these simple beet muffins make a wonderful and unique breakfast, brunch or tea item

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Ingredients:
  • 1 medium beet
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk or 1/3 cup whole milk + 1 teaspoon vinegar (let sit for five minutes)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
Dry ingredients:
  • 1 1/4 cups unbleached white or spelt flour
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
Instructions:
  • Roast the beet in a 425° oven for 1 hour or until fork tender. Let cool.

  • Once the beet is cooled, peel and transfer to a medium bowl. Mash with a fork or potato masher, and beat together with the melted butter, buttermilk or milk, egg, vanilla and brown sugar until smooth.

  • In another medium bowl, whisk together the flour, poppy seeds, baking soda, baking powder, dill and salt.

  • Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour the wet mixture into the bowl. Stir until just combined. Transfer to the prepared muffin tins and bake in a 375 degree oven for 15 - 20 minutes.

  • Grease 10 muffin cups with butter and transfer the batter to the cups. Bake in a 375° oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick or cake tester comes out clean.

Makes 8 – 10 muffins
beetroot muffins

More beetroot recipes from Lisa's Vegetarian Kitchen:
Beetroot Cake
Beet and Feta Salad
Indian-Style Beet Salad with a Yogurt Dressing
Lentil Pomegranate Stew with Beets and Spinach

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2 comments:

bellini said...

Beetw were always my favorite pickled from a jar. I even ate beetroot sandwiches so what about beet muffins. I'm in!

Johanna GGG said...

I am delighted to see this recipe - I suggested beetroot muffins for brunch recently with my family and was told not to be outlandish - I am sure I would love these