Beet Loaf and Beet Cornmeal Muffins

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Beets are a beautiful fall vegetable

We all really like beets around here and hardly ever eat them.  Its really my fault because I don’t offer them as much as I could.  I like to take baby beets and just roast them, Herman’s favorite is pickled beets.  My grand mother cooked with beets much more than I remember too.  This loaf recipe is hers.  It’s one of my favorites for fall because you can taste all the traditional fall spices.

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Beet Carrot Loaf

Muffin, loaf, recipe, fall,beetMakes 1 large or 3 individual sized loaves.







In a medium bowl, mix together.

[wc_row][wc_column size=”one-half” position=”first”]1 cup sugar

1 tsp vanilla

[/wc_column][wc_column size=”one-half” position=”last”]2 eggs

3/4 cup oil


loaf, muffin, recipe, fall, beetHint:  Use a cloth to grate the beets.  The cloth will get stained but your fingers won’t and its safer to use a cloth if grating smaller beets.






In large bowl mix together:

[wc_row][wc_column size=”one-half” position=”first”]1 1/2 cups flour

1 tbsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp cloves

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1 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp allspice

3/4 cup grated carrots

3/4 cup grated beets

3/4 cup walnuts


Blend the wet ingredients into the dry and mix until just blended.  Place in  greased and floured or parchment lined loaf pan(s).  Bake at 350 F  for about an 1 hour for large loaf, or 20 – 25 min for small loaves.

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Beet Cornmeal Muffins

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I loathe corn but love corn meal muffins.    Just sayin.    The beets in this recipe add colour and an interesting sweet depth of flavor to your every day corn muffin.

This is a large recipe, it makes 18 big muffins.

In a large bowl add:

1 1/2 cup cornmeal

2 1/2 cups milk

Stir to blend and set aside to soften.

In a  medium bowl mix blend together:

2 cups flour

2 tbsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

To the cornmeal mixture, add

2 eggs

1/2 cup oil and blend well.

Make a well in the dry ingredients pour the wet ingredients into the well and stir until just combined.

Pour batter into paper lined muffin tins until 2/3 full.  Bake at 375 for about 20 min.

Pour the coffee and eat warm from the oven.  I promise you will like baked beets.

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  1. I’ve heard that beets take on a much different flavor when cooked. Seeing your wonderful pictures it looks to be true! Thanks so much for joining the DI & DI Link Party. We enjoyed having you.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Thank you. I really enjoy the link parties. It gives me more readership, but I always have a good time seeing what everyone else is creating. I will post again. Leanna

  2. Leanna – My Mother loved beets, and I always turned my nose up at them. But then, I NEVER KNEW you could bake loaves and muffins using beets! Thank you for opening this window for me. Sometime in the next few weeks I am going to try these recipes – because now I am very curious to taste them! Thank you again!!

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Thank Kristine:.. This is one of my favorite loaf recipes, Please let me know how you like it. Good or bad I am interested to know your thoughts. Leanna

  3. Leanna, this loaf and the muffins must be so delicious! I have never heard of a recipe like this one and will for sure try it, we love carrot cake and all things cinnamon, so I’m sure we’d love this as much!

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      I hope you try them, I think it will pleasantly surprise you.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Blessings to you as well Edye, beets really are delicious.

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