Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Mocha Muffins - healthy!

This is a really healthy way to start your day with chocolate. You will notice that the only sugar in this recipe is honey (and the dark chocolate chunks but that doesn't count!)  These are so moist and delicious - you will love them!


adapted from Easy Flourless Muffins, Bars & Cookies by Amanda Drodzd

1 c. almond flour
1/4 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
3 T. instant espresso powder
2 T. ground golden flaxseed
1 1/2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. baking soda
1/4 t. salt
2 large eggs
1/4 c. unsweetened applesauce
1/4 c. almond butter
6 Tbsp. honey
1 Tbsp. vanilla extract (I use Mexican vanilla for anything that has a chocolate base)
1/2 c. coarsely chopped dark chocolate chunks (about a 3 oz bar)

Preheat your oven to 350 and prepare a muffin pan by lining with parchment paper baking cups.  Set aside.

Add the almond flour, cocoa powder, espresso powder, ground flaxseed, baking powder, baking soda and salt to a large mixing bowl and mix well.  Add the eggs, applesauce, almond butter, honey and the vanilla extract.  Beat well on high for about a minute until things are well blended.  Fold in the dark chocolate chunks .

Fill the lined muffin cups with batter (I like to use an ice cream scoop - it keeps it neat and makes the muffins more uniform) and bake for about 20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted ni the center comes out clean.  Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes and then place on a wire rack to finish cooling.  These freeze really well too!!

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