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Red Velvet Muffins

Red Velvet Muffins

Prep time:
15 min.
Cook time:
20 min.
Total time:
40 min.
12 Servings
1 (15.5 oz.) jar Harvard Beets, not drained
1.5 cups flour
0.67 cups granulated sugar
0.5 cup original toasted wheat germ
0.5 cup walnuts, chopped (optional)
1 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1.5 tsp. baking powder
0.5 tsp. baking soda
1 egg, lightly beaten
0.25 cup vegetable oil

Preheat oven to 375oF. Spray bottoms only of 12 medium muffin cups with nonstick cooking spray or line with paper baking cups. In food processor or blender, puree beets and liquid until smooth; set aside In large bowl, stir together flour, sugar, wheat germ, walnuts, cocoa, cinnamon, baking powder and baking soda. In medium bowl, combine puréed beets, egg and oil; mix well. Add to flour mixture; stir just until dry ingredients are moistened. (Do not over mix.) Spoon batter evenly into muffin cups. Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out with a few moist crumbs attached. Cool muffins in pan on wire rack 5 minutes; remove from pan. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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