This is a healthy version of the dark chocolate muffins you find in coffee shops. I like making them at home and carrying one with me so I can treat myself during the day without having a calorie/sugar loaded one which would make me feel unwell and guilty. Almond flour is a good source of healthy fats and protein. Dark chocolate is great for the mood and full of antioxidants. So really you should enjoy this totally guilt-free! They are very easy to make so give it a go! They are gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free, and nutrient full 😊
- 2 cups or 200g ground almonds
- 4 organic eggs
- 5.3 oz or 150g dark chocolate (70% min cocoa)
- 1 cup or 150g of maple syrup
- 1/3 cup or 70g coconut oil
- 1 tsp of bicarbonate of soda
- 1 tbsp of arrowroot powder
- 1 pinch of salt
- 1 tsp of vanilla extract
- Cocoa nibs to decorate
- Preheat your oven to 175 degrees
- Mix eggs and ground almonds while melting coconut oil + chocolate in a pan.
- Add the maple syrup, vanilla extract, salt, bicarbonate of soda, and arrowroot powder to the egg mix.
- Add the cooled down melted chocolate and coconut oil slowly, to avoid cooking the eggs.
- Pour the mix into a muffin tin lined with muffin paper cases (using either 2 tablespoons or an ice cream scooper), decorate with the cocoa nibs, and bake for 20 to 25 minutes at 175C.
- Enjoy and do give me feedback on this recipe!
- *if you are allergic to nuts or prefer not to use almond flour (ground almonds) for any other reason, you can replace it with quinoa flour. 200g or 2 cups of almond flour can be replaced with 120g or 2 cups of quinoa flour.