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Chocolate Red beet Muffins

This recipe is actually a family favourite of the family behind Carron Farms. It’s chocolatey and moist, and you can barely notice the beety goodness (aside from the vibrant colour!).

Chocolate Beet Muffins
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  • 1 3/4 cup (430 mL) flour
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp (2.5 mL) baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp (2.5 mL) salt
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) softened unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 red beets, cooked, peeled, drained, and mashed
  • 3/4 cup milk or buttermilk
  • Optional: chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 375ªF (190ºC).
  2. In a bowl, mix together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.
  3. In a large separate bowl, beat butter and sugar until light and creamed. Add eggs one at a time, and beat in until incorporated. Add the mashed beets and beat until incorporated.
  4. Alternate adding the flour mixture and milk until no lumps remain. Stir in the chocolate chips if desired.
  5. Divide into lined muffin tins and bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when poked in the middle.

This recipe was kindly provided by our featured member, Carron Farms!

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