I have beets coming out of every corner from the local CSA and the already prepared ones from Costco, so I created this recipe! I was thinking that these would turn out dark pink or red, but they are brown, which makes them an easy way to get beets into the kids unsuspecting. I don’t really trick my kids into eating veggies, instead I try to explain the benefits of what they are eating.
What are the benefits of beets?
- Beets are anti-inflammatory and contain phytonutrients (seen in their deep colors) and antioxidants that help fight cancer.
- Beets are often used as natural food dyes. Any fruits and vegetables that have a deep color are amazing disease fighters.
- Beets are high in Vitamin C, fiber, potassium and manganese. They also contain folate.
- Beets are good for detoxification.
- Beets are great for our eyes, similar to carrots.
- Beets help to reduce high blood pressure and reduce high cholesterol.
- Beets help boost energy and stamina.
Delicious breakfast or snack.
by Lil Runner. Adapted from 100 days of real food
Ingredients1 1/2 cups sprouted wheat flour or spelt flour* 1 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp baking powder 1 egg 1/2 c raw unfiltered honey 1/3 cup olive oil 1 c beet puree (can also sub pumpkin, butternut squash, or applesauce with same results)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together dry ingredients.
- Combine wet ingredients in a small bowl and add to dry ingredients until incorporated.
- Fill muffin tin (I used silicone) to top, and bake for 22-25 minutes. When they start to brown, they are done!
*I used sprouted wheat flour. These should work with whole wheat flour as well.
If you make these, let me know what you used for puree and how they turned out!