Chocolate Beetroot Muffins

  • 15MINS
  • 30MINS
  • Serves 6
  • 88KCAL

Slimming friendly Chocolate Beetroot Muffins that you can enjoy when counting calories or following plans like Weight Watchers? You better believe it!

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Easy Peasy Chocolate Beetroot Muffins

NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories88
  • Carbs11g
  • Protein5g
  • Fat4g
  • Saturates1g
  • Sugars2g

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These slimming friendly Chocolate Beetroot Muffins look super cute and they’re so tasty that no one will ever guess that they’re low in calories and Points.

You wouldn’t guess it, but our Chocolate Beetroot Muffins are made with Scan Bran!  If you’ve never heard of Scan Bran, then it’s a Scandinavian crisp bread that’s kind of like a thicker, more tasteless Ryvita…  Some people love it, some people hate it, but in our opinion, the only good way to use it is in chocolate cake!

Don’t be put off by the beetroot in this recipe as it makes the cake incredibly moist and you won’t even believe it’s there!  It goes without saying that you’ll need to be really careful of the beetroot juice though – there’s nothing worse than stained hands or clothes!

What diets are these Chocolate Beetroot Muffins suitable for?

These Chocolate Beetroot Muffins can be made suitable for dairy free diets by swapping the following ingredients out for dairy free versions;

  • White chocolate
  • Cocoa powder (most brands are dairy free, but please check as ingredients can vary)
  • Chocolate buttons (if using)

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

Do you need any special ingredients to make these Chocolate Beetroot Muffins?

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Scan Bran are a very high fibre crisp bread and are available at health food shops like Holland and Barrett or even on Amazon.  It can be used as it is or as an ingredient for other recipes.

As we all know making anything with beetroot can get a little messy….. We use Marigold Gloves to keep things a bit cleaner.

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.

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You’ll also need a muffin tray to make these Chocolate Beetroot Muffins and we’ve used the 12 cup silicone mould in this set from Amazon.

How many calories are in these Chocolate Beetroot Muffins?

There are 88 calories per portion in these Chocolate Beetroot Muffins, which means they fall into our Everyday Light category. 

These Chocolate Beetroot Muffins are perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet and fit well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers. 

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

What could I serve with these Chocolate Beetroot Muffins?

These Chocolate Beetroot Muffins are the perfect addition to any buffet and work really well when served alongside any of the following dishes:

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How do you know when these Chocolate Beetroot Muffins are cooked?

You’ll need to cook your Chocolate Beetroot Muffins for around 25-30 minutes or until they are firm and slightly spongey.  You should be able to press down lightly on top and have them spring back.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe. 

How long can you store these Chocolate Beetroot Muffins for?

You should store your Chocolate Beetroot Muffins in an airtight container.  They should last for around 3 days or so.

Can I freeze these Chocolate Beetroot Muffins?

No, we wouldn’t recommend freezing this recipe.

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Chocolate Beetroot Muffins

Slimming friendly Chocolate Beetroot Muffins that you can enjoy when counting calories or following plans like Weight Watchers? You better believe it!
  • Prep Time
    15 MINS
  • Cook Time
    30 MINS
  • KCals 88
  • Carbs 11G


  • 5 Scan Bran
  • 3 eggs
  • 25 g cocoa powder
  • 5 tbsp granulated sweetener
  • 10 g white chocolate
  • 1 tsp chocolate extract
  • 60 g beetroot cooked, peeled and grated
  • 6 chocolate buttons (optional - approx 10g)

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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 low calorie cooking spray.
  3. When the Scan Bran has softened, drain it well and mash it up with a fork.
  4. Whisk the eggs with the granulated sweetener 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 and 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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AnnetteWednesday 25th October 2017

Hi where do you get chicolste extract from please


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