Nutty Beet, Orange and Apple Muffins Ronit Penso

Beet, Orange and Apple Muffins

Nutty Beet, Orange and Apple Muffins Ronit PensoWith the cold weather and grey colors outside, bright colors can help uplift the spirit. These muffins are bursting with all-natural colors and are full of good things – just perfect for a gloomy winter morning.

The muffins contain no dairy products, which makes them suitable to anyone with lactose intolerance. They are low on sugar, fat and white flour – all while having lots of fiber, color, and, most important, great flavor.

The muffins can be served as is, or – for a less healthy but extra tasty option – they can be topped with cream cheese frosting, butter cream, or orange icing. For an even more indulgent option, increase the sugar to ¾ cup and top with chocolate glaze.

Makes: 12
Prep time: 25 minutes
Baking time: 25 minutes
Ingredients:
2 medium beets, peeled
1 small thin skin orange, washed well
½ medium crisp apple, unpeeled
2 L eggs, at room temperature
½ cup brown sugar
¼ cup coconut oil, at room temperature
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup almond meal
1/3 cup unsweetened desiccated shredded coconut
1/3 cup semolina
1 cup flour
1 Tbs baking powder
Dash salt

1. Preheat the oven to 375F (190C). Line a muffin pan with baking cups.
2. Chop the beets in a food processor with the metal blade. Measure 2 cups and set aside. Add the orange and apple to the food processor bowl and chop together. Measure ¾ cup.
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3. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs with the coconut oil. Add the sugar and mix well. Add the chopped beets and orange-apple mixture and mix again.
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4. Add the vanilla, almond meal, coconut and semolina. Mix well and add the flour, baking powder and salt. Mix briefly and fill the muffin holes with the batter.
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5. Bake for 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of one muffin comes out almost dry.
6. take out of the oven and let cool in the pan for 3-4 minutes, then place on a rack to cool to room temperature.
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27 thoughts on “Beet, Orange and Apple Muffins

  1. Nancy says:

    I never thought about color in food lifting my spirits…but I do think you’re right, Ronit. :D See…I’m smiling just thinking about it! Beautiful color + delicious flavors = perfect muffins! I don’t think I would even need icing or frosting…I love them as they are!

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  2. Liz says:

    OK, so how beety do these taste? I love what you did here–the beets, orange. Stunning, really. And perfect for Valentine’s Day. But I’m not a fan of beets outside of when they’re baby and roasted and topped with feta or goat or blue cheese. Do they taste like beets in the muffins or do they add sweetness and moisture? Suppose I could try and judge for myself, yes?

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  3. platedujour says:

    That is such a great idea Ronit! Especially for this period, when we still have winter outside but the nature is already thinking of spring and I think almost everyone needs those vitamins. Have a lovely weekend and lots of love and hugs on Valentines day :-)

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