Sweet Potato and Beet Chocolate Chip Muffins

sweet potato beet chocolate muffins
By: Isabel Smith, MS, RD, CDN

Healthy muffins are a great breakfast or snack item, especially when they’re (almost) guilt free! These tasty, light muffins are packed with nutrients, thanks to sweet potatoes and beets. Both  veggies contain antioxidants and nutrients that can help to keep you healthy in the winter months, as well as healthy starches that keep your muscles charged for exercise. These starches also provide your brain and body energy without weighing you down.

Bonus: Mix this recipe up by adding other “riced” vegetables in place of either the sweet potatoes or beets (or both!).

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 tsp coconut oil (to grease pan)
  • 1 sweet potato spiralized and then riced — use the finest blade in your food processor to achieve a rice-like texture. (If you don’t have a food processor, chop sweet potato finely into small pieces.) You should have one cup riced or chopped sweet potato.
  • 1 beet, spiralized and riced like the sweet potato
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 egg plus 1 egg white
  • dash cinnamon and salt
  • 2 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips (optional)

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375° F.
  2. Grease the muffin pan with coconut oil using a paper towel.
  3. In a mixing bowl combine all ingredients except chocolate chips. Mix well using a spoon or spatula.
  4. Next fold in the chocolate chips (if you choose to use them).
  5. Pour batter into pan and bake for 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned.
  6. Remove the muffins from oven and allow to cool.
  7. Serve and enjoy!

Prep time: 10-15 minutes

Cook time: 40-45 minutes

Total time: 50-60 minutes

Servings: 12 mini muffins or 6 larger muffins

  • Nutrition per serving:

Yields and nutritional information are estimated and will vary depending on produce size and equipment used.

Isabel Smith, MS, RD, CDN

Isabel is a Registered Dietitian, wellness expert and fitness coach. Isabel has her own nutrition and wellness practice based in New York City, Isabel Smith Nutrition, but she works with clients and corporations both nationwide and worldwide in a variety of areas including skin health, weight loss, gastrointestinal issues and allergies, sports nutrition, general wellness and more. As a Guided Reboot coach, Isabel has helped hundreds juice their way to better health. When she isn’t helping clients achieve optimal nutrition and wellness, she can be found trying and creating new juices and making other healthy recipes, running, cooking, spinning, practicing yoga, and enjoying time with her two Yorkshire terriers. Isabel is also one of the nutritionists who runs our Guided Reboot programs.

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