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February Recipe

CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES “THAT CAN’T BE BEET!”
(Adapted with permission from Jill Dahan recipe, Sunninghill Jill Inc.)

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CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES “THAT CAN’T BE BEET!”
(Topped with Greek Yogurt Frosting colored with Beet Juice)

INGREDIENTS:
1 cup Whole Wheat Flour
½ cup White Flour or Almond Flour
1 ½ tsp. Baking Powder
3 eggs
2 tsp. Vanilla Bean Paste or Vanilla Extract
¼ cup Honey or Organic Agave Syrup
½ cup Organic Coconut oil
¼ cup Almond Milk or 1% milk
2 medium beets
250g dark chocolate (70% cocoa)
Handful small dark chocolate chips (optional)
 
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1.       Preheat Oven at 350F. 
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2.      Combine dry ingredients in a mixing bowl or ziploc bag: 
•         1 cup whole wheat flour
•         ½ cup white flour
•         1 ½ tsp. baking powder 
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3.      In a separate bowl, combine liquid ingredients: 
•         3 eggs
•         2 tsp. Vanilla Extract or Vanilla Bean Paste
•          ¼ cup honey [spray cup with Cooking spray to prevent sticking]
•         ¼ cup almond milk 
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4.      Melt chocolate & coconut oil and mix with liquid ingredients. 
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5.      Peel & grate the Beet 
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6.      Use a paper towel to squeeze excess liquid from the grated Beet and keep in a cup (to color the frosting) 
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7.      Add the grated Beet to the liquid ingredients. 
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8.      Pour the liquid ingredients into the flour mixture (and add a small handful of chocolate chips) until just combined. 
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9.      Pour into prepared pan and bake for 17-20 minutes until top springs back.  DO NOT OVERCOOK or cupcakes will be tough and dry.
  
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SmileBeets are Vegetables with powerful Anti-Oxidants  that neutralize Free Radicals

SmileBeets juice is a brain-boosting food that may help prevent dementia

SmileBeet juice can be used as a natural colorant on frosting (vs. chemically produced food dyes)

SmileSubstituting Whole Grain Flour for White Flour promotes heart health

SmileDark Chocolate (70%+ cocoa)(2 oz. eaten daily) protects against heart disease, high blood pressure

SmileDark Chocolate (70%+ cocoa) is a  brain-boosting food & mood enhancer

SmileGreek yogurt frosting is a source of calcium that promotes bone and dental health

SmileGreek yogurt has less carbohydrates and more protein per serving than American yogurt

SmileAlmond milk is a great nondairy source of calcium and protein & almonds are a brain-boosting food

SmileCoconut Oil is a healthy alternative to vegetable oil  and other oils that create free radicals when heated

SmileHoney is a natural sweetener

SmileAgave is a natural sweetener that does not spike blood sugars

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