Friday, 22 November 2013

Chocolate Muffins - don't tell anyone there's BEETROOT in them!!

Oh my GOODNESS! It's been a while since I cooked something! But friends - winter is over here in Aussie Land, the warm weather is here, I'm out of hibernation.......Bill's getting his cook on! (and I DON'T mean that in the naughty Breaking Bad sense of the word!!).

Did you know that you can make chocolate muffins out of beetroots? Well, they have chocolate in them too, but the beetroot makes them moist and give them a purpley 'red velvet cake' kinda look.

They're really easy to make too.
First you need to cook 2 large beetroots. Wash and trim them first and cut off the leaves but leave about 3cm of the stem attached. Boil, steam or microwave them until really tender. Once they're cooked, peel them while they're still warm and blend them up in one of your kitchen robots like this one.....

You'll need about 1 and 1/3 cups of beetroot puree.
Sift into a big bowl 1 and 3/4 cups of self-raising flour, 1/3 cup of cocoa powder and 1 cup of sugar.
Stir in the beetroot puree as well as 2 eggs, 1/3 cup of vegetable oil and 1/3 cup of milk.

Spoon the mixture into your muffin tin (don't forget to grease it if you're not using baking cups) and cook them in a 180C oven (that's 355F for my USA buddies) for about 25 minutes. 
This is what they look like when they're cooked.......

Now you can eat them as muffins........

.....OR..... you can jazz them up with some icing or ganache like I did.
Then there's only one thing left to do.......nom nom nom......

Bill xx


  1. Those muffins look amazing, Bill! Is that a Time Turner you're wearing?!?

  2. It sure is! It was a present from BooBoo Bear Green. Very handy if I burn something when cooking...I can go back in time and fix it :)