Beetroot Muffin [Add colour to your diet!]

Beetroot Muffin

Beetroot has increased popularity in Malaysia recent years of its health benefits and vibrant colour. Having said that, many of us still not familiar with this superb root vegetable. I have observed that many young moms from local parenting forums are incorporating or trying to incorporate it in their little ones diet.

I got to know this vegetable about 5 years ago, when we were living in Sydney. Used the canned beetroot for sandwich pretty often but not the fresh one. I was very excited when I found the fresh beetroot in hypermarket, grabbed a few and the price was reasonable.

Used the last beetroot for these muffins. It was my first experience baking with beetroot, the result was good. Good texture and taste but the beafutiful red colour faded off after baking. I was expecting something red like red velvet cake.

Beetroot Muffin

Ingredients (makes 1 dozen):
1½ cups self-raising flour
½ cup caster sugar
¾ tsp baking soda
½ tsp nutmeg
¼ tsp ground cinnamon
Pinch of salt
1 cup grated beetroot
2 eggs, lightly beaten
¾ cup vegetable oil or melted butter
½ cup chopped walnuts (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 180C. Line muffin pan with paper patty cases.
  2. Sift all dried ingredients (except walnuts) together into a large mixing bowl. Add beetroot, eggs and oil and beat until combined. Stir in walnuts.
  3. Spoon mixture into patty cases and bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Cool completely on wire racks.

Comments :

6 comments to “Beetroot Muffin [Add colour to your diet!]”
Jeannie said...

Hi! Nice muffins...I have used beet for bread before and the texture is very good. Before baking, the dough was a very nice pink but after baking there is only a hint of red on the surface. Will try this recipe one day, thanks!

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babe_kl said...

Nice! I've also mixed them with carrots for carrots and beetroots version.

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Anonymous said...

i did try this recipe, the taste is nice but why it can't "raise" like picture show?

Lydia said...

Hi Anonymous,

Was your oven hot enough? You may want to check this link for domed muffins.


Barcelona Cupcakes Blog said...

I have seen all kind of muffin's recipes, but theses are new for me :-).

Thanks for sharing, I am always looking for new tastes and experiences..and I will try your recipe soon.


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