Low Syn Chocolate and Beetroot Muffins | Slimming World

You wouldn’t believe these Low Syn Chocolate and Beetroot Muffins are made with scan bran….but they are!!


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In case your wondering what Scan Bran is, it’s a Slimming World legend! It’s Scandinavian bran crispbread,  kind of like a thicker, more tasteless Ryvita….

Low Syn Chocolate and Beetroot Muffins

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb 👍

They are a very high fibre crispbread and are available at Slimming World meetings, Holland and Barrett or even on Amazon and can be used as it is or as an ingredient for other recipes.

Low Syn Chocolate and Beetroot Muffins

Some people love it, some people hate it. In our opinion the only way it becomes palatable is in a chocolate cake. We’ve already made some 1.5 Syn Rocky Road Muffins, some 1 Syn Black Forest Cupcakes and even some Half Syn Chocolate Christmas Pudding Cakes with it before now.

As we all know making anything with beetroot can get a little messy…..no one wants to be scrubbing off (or trying to at least!) beetroot juice. We use Marigold Gloves to keep things a bit cleaner.

Low Syn Chocolate and Beetroot Muffins

Now, you’ll probably remember Marigolds from years ago, but things have come a long way since then. They now do a whole range of products to make cleaning that little bit easier. We use the Marigold Sensitive Gloves which are great if you’re allergic to latex. You can see the full range here on their website.

Low Syn Chocolate and Beetroot Muffins

Back to the recipe……These Low Syn Chocolate and Beetroot Muffins are so easy to make and really delicious. Don’t be put off if you’re not a fan of beetroot. Adding it to a chocolate cake recipe makes it incredibly moist. It’s definitely something that has to be tried to be believed and appreciated.

Low Syn Chocolate and Beetroot Muffins

You’ll need a muffin tray to make these Low Syn Chocolate and Beetroot Muffins . We use the 12 cup silicone mould in this set from Amazon.

And as a bonus you can use the mini muffin mould to make some of our mini cake and canape recipes. These silicone moulds are so easy to use, and super easy to clean.

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Low Syn Chocolate and Beetroot Muffins

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Low Syn Chocolate and Beetroot Muffins

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Cooking Time

muffin 15 minutes 30 minutes



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88kcal 3

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  1. Soak the Scan Bran in boiling water
  2. Pre heat the oven to 180°C and spray 6 regular size muffin cups with some Frylight
  3. When the Scan Bran has softened, drain it well and mash it up with a fork
  4. Whisk the eggs with the Sukrin Gold until it has dissolved, then add the cocoa powder and chocolate extract and whisk again until there are no lumps
  5. Add the drained Scan Bran & grated beetroot. Mix it well to combine all the ingredients
  6. Divide the mixture equally between the 6 prepared muffin cups, then bake for 25 - 30 minutes until they are firm. They should be spongey when you press down lightly and spring back
  7. When they are cooked pop them out of the moulds and allow to cool
  8. Melt the white chocolate in the microwave (it doesn't take long so keep an eye on it) then put it into a disposable piping bag and snip a small hole in the end
  9. Drizzle the chocolate evenly over the cakes and place a chocolate button on each cake (if you're using them)
  10. Allow the chocolate to set and serve

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