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6 July, 2015

Beet Banana Cocoa Cupcakes

Posted in : Healthy Bites for Kids on by : Rubina Rahiman Tags: , , , , , , , ,

This uncanny combination of bananas and beet produces one of the most gaudy colors on earth! Beetroot with its extra ordinary anti-oxidant properties reduces blood pressure and the risk of heart attacks. Use overripe bananas with the beet puree for an extra kick of antioxidants!

 

beet chocolates

Prep time-10 mins
Cook time-
18 mins

serves 12

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups unbleached all-purpose flour or whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon Dutch-processed cocoa powder
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • ¾ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup sugar (add more if you prefer sweeter cakes)
  • 2 very ripe bananas, peeled and mashed with a fork
  • 1 cup beet puree, click here for Fresh Beet Puree

Preparation

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F or 180 degrees C
  • Whisk the eggs and vanilla together and set aside.
  • Sift the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cocoa powder, into a medium bowl and set aside.
  • Grease the 12-cup, cupcake pans with butter and keep aside
  1. Mix the mashed banana with the sugar, mix using a hand blender until smooth,
  2. add the oil and blend to combine.
  3. Crack an egg at a time into the banana puree and mix to combine, then add the beet puree
  4. Add the vanilla essence, stir using a spatula or wooden spoon to combinemixing wet and dry ingredients for beet cake
  5. With a rubber spatula, mix in the flour mixture stirring only to moisten

Bake the cupcakes in the preheated oven for 16-18 minutes.  Cool the the cupcakes on a rack for 5 minutes.beet muffins on cooling rack

Sprinkle some icing sugar before serving (optional)

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