Beet Chocolate Muffins

PREHEAT oven to 350F. Line or grease muffin tin.

MIX together:

1 egg

1/2 cup olive, canola or grapeseed oil

1/2 - 3/4 cups sugar

1 cup beet puree (steam or boil beets and then place in food processor or blender)

1 large banana, mashed

POUR the following ingredients on top of wet mixture:

1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour

3 Tablespoons cocoa powder

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

chocolate chips (optional)

STIR together, DON’T overmix.

BAKE for 20 - 30 minutes or until toothpick comes out of center clean.,