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Tray of Fudgy Vegan Double Chocolate Muffins
4.88 from 85 votes

Fudgy Vegan Double Chocolate Beet Muffins

Fudgy, vegan double chocolate muffins with a secret healthy ingredient: pureed beets! Healthy, easy to make and satisfies a serious chocolate craving.
Author: Minimalist Baker
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings: 12 (muffins)
Category: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Vegan
Freezer Friendly 1 month
Does it keep? 3-4 Days

Ingredients

  • 2 batches flax eggs (2 Tbsp (14 g) flaxseed meal + 5 Tbsp (75 ml) water as original recipe is written)
  • 1 cup beet puree (or sub butternut squash, applesauce, or another hearty fruit puree)
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup or agave nectar (sub honey if not vegan)
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1.5 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil or vegan butter (such as Earth Balance)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/3 cups whole-wheat pastry flour (or unbleached all-purpose)
  • 1/3 cup dairy-free semisweet chocolate chips (plus more for topping)

Instructions

  1. See this post for instructions on roasting a beet. Otherwise, you could sub another fruit puree, such as butternut squash or applesauce.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 C) and line 12 muffins with paper liners, or lightly grease (as original recipe is written // adjust number of muffins if altering batch size).

  3. Prepare flax eggs in a large mixing bowl and let rest for 5 minutes.
  4. Add beet puree, melted oil, maple syrup or agave, brown sugar, baking soda, salt and whisk for 45 seconds.
  5. Stir in the almond milk and whisk once more.
  6. Add cocoa powder and flours and stir with a spoon or spatula until just combined, being careful not to over-mix. If the batter appears too thick, add a touch more almond milk. But it should be quite thick and NOT pourable – rather, scoopable.
  7. Lastly, stir in chocolate chips. Then divide batter evenly between muffin tins (should be enough for between 11-12 as original recipe is written) and sprinkle with a few more chocolate chips (optional but recommended).

  8. Bake for 17-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cool for a few minutes in the pan, remove from tins and let cool on a cooling rack. Will keep covered for several days. Freezer for longer-term storage.

Notes

*Nutrition information is a rough estimate.

Nutrition Per Serving (1 of 12 muffins)