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A chocolate muffin with a bite taken out on the muffin liner.

Chocolate Beet Muffins

Lightly sweet vegan chocolate beet muffins with plenty of dark chocolate flavour. Even if you’re not a fan of beets, you’ll probably like these dark chocolate muffins, made with whole grain flour. 
Course Snacks
Cuisine North American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 232kcal


  • 225 grams whole spelt flour
  • 50 grams cocoa powder
  • 80 grams coconut sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla powder*
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 375 ml non-dairy milk**
  • 60 grams coconut oil, melted***
  • 130 grams grated, raw red beet, packed
  • 100 grams dark chocolate chunks or chips, plus extra for topping


  • Preheat the oven to 190°C (375°F) and grease or line a standard 12-cup muffin tin.
  • Add the flour, cocoa powder, coconut sugar, baking powder, baking soda, vanilla powder, and salt to a large bowl. Whisk to combine. Stir in the chocolate chunks.
  • In a smaller bowl, whisk together the milk and coconut oil until combined. Mix in the grated beet (it will turn bright pink).
  • Add the beet mixture to the large bowl and use a wooden spoon or spatula to mix until just combined.
  • Measure approximately equal amounts of the batter into each muffin cup of the prepared tin, filling about three-quarters full. Top the muffins with the extra chocolate pieces.
  • Bake for 20-22 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the centre of a muffin comes out clean. Cool the muffins for ten minutes before removing and cooling fully on a rack.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to three days, or freeze for up to a month.


* To use vanilla extract, use one teaspoon and add it to the milk mixture.
** I use oat milk. Any kind of milk will work here.
*** You can substitute an oil that is liquid at room temperature, like olive oil, but the muffins will be less cake-like.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 232kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 220mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 15g