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Trick and Treat Muffins

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“Muffins designed to trick children into eating some fruit and vegetables. Children think they are having a delicious, moist chocolate treat. In fact they are eating low fat muffins containing apples and beetroot. And when do you confess your deception? Perhaps at their twenty-first birthday party? Or when they leave home, when you give them the recipe? Or if there are other younger children still being deceived, perhaps this is best shared privately. Like the truth about Father Christmas, the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy. Adapted from a recipe on the Simply Great Meals Recipe Club website.”
12 muffins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix the self raising flour, wholemeal flour, bicarbonate of soda, cocoa and sugar together in a large bowl.
  2. Puree the beetroot with the oil, egg whites and yoghurt in a food processor or with a hand held blender.
  3. Add the beetroot mixture and grated apple to the dry ingredients, and mix until just combined.
  4. Spoon the mixture into a greased 12 x ½ cup muffin tray, and bake in a preheated oven at 180ºC for 20 minutes. Stand for 5 minutes before turning out.
  5. Lightly dust with icing sugar to serve.

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