These Healthy Chocolate Pomegranate Muffins are exactly what you need to cure that chocolate craving while still getting some awesome good-for-you stuff.
There are some people that would say chocolate for breakfast is a bad thing. Some may call it unhealthy. Some may say you’ll get fat. You know what I say to those people? They are wrong. So wrong. I’m going to show you the way to get your chocolate and your healthy game on all at once, and it’s going to be amazing!
First line of business – finding a healthy ingredient to add that you won’t even taste among the strong chocolate flavor. Seriously, you’re going to think I’m crazy here, but I’m totally doing it. I’m adding beets. That’s right… BEETS! Those vegetables that sometimes taste a whole lot like dirt. No dirt to be found in these delicious muffins!
Secondly, add a pop to every bite with yummy pomegranate seeds. Seriously the best idea ever! Every bite, you get that sweet burst of juice from the seeds. And I don’t know if you’ve heard, but pomegranates are a total superfood! Seriously good for you stuff here. It’s packed full of the antioxidant vitamin C.
So combine that with the vitamins and minerals in the beets, and you have one healthy muffin.
Some people have asked me about tricking my kid into eating vegetables by hiding them in muffins and cupcakes. There are a lot of people who think it’s wrong and that kids should be exposed to the vegetables or they’ll never learn to like them. So I just wanted to clarify a couple things. For one, my kiddo loves beets. A lot. He’ll eat them plain any day. Secondly, once he eats one muffin, cupcake, or whatever it is I hid healthy stuff in, I ask him if he liked it. Usually he does. And then I ask him if he thinks there was anything healthy-tasting in there. Usually the answer is no. And then I hit him with it…
“Buddy, there’s beets in there!”
“REALLY??! Can I have another??”
It has never back-fired on me once he finds out there’s healthy food in the treat. I know all kids are different, but this is what works for mine.
Do you hide healthy ingredients in your sweet treats? It’s a fun way to get to eat chocolate for breakfast, that’s for sure!