Chocolate Muffins

chocolatemuffinsOh my people you are going to love these chocolate muffins!  They are so moist and delish.  They remind me of my Aunts chocolate cake cookies, but without all the bad stuff. These are great for breakfast or as a snack.  There is no refined sugar and no gluten, but please don’t lose interest here because these taste ah-maze-ing!  I knew this was going to be good when I tasted the batter and it was to die for and I think most of you know what I mean here.  The awesome part is there is no refined sugar and the bonus of added Superfoods.  They are full of fiber and protein so they will keep you feeling full. Super simple and bake only 20 minutes.  This recipe makes 12 muffins.  Here you go…

Ingredients

8 Fresh Medjool Dates pitted

1/2 cup of water

1 banana

1/3 cup of maple syrup

1/3 cup coconut oil

3 eggs

1/2 cup milk (almond or raw)

1/2 cup hemp seeds

2 cups oat flour (I used Bob’s Redmill Gluten Free Oat Flour)

4 Tbsp raw cacao powder

1/2 tsp Pink Salt

1 Tbsp Baking Powder (Powder not Soda for my non-baking friends!)

1/2 cup Greek yogurt

2 Tbsp. Goji Berries (optional)

 

1. Preheat oven to 350.

2. In a Vitamix or food processor blend together your water and dates. When mostly smooth add the banana. You can add the goji berries here if you don’t want to see them otherwise add them whole with the dry ingredients.

3. Next in a bowl combine the date banana mixture with maple syrup, coconut oil, eggs, and milk until smooth.

4. Next add your dry ingredients, oat flour, hemp seeds, raw cacao powder, pink salt and baking powder.  Note: when using baking powder combine ingredients, but don’t over mix.

5. Lastly, fold in the yogurt.

6. Pour into muffin tin with liners.

7. Bake for 20 minutes.

 

If you don’t want to see the hemp seeds or you have kids that will say yuck to the seeds, then add the hemp seeds to the Vitamix or food processor with the dates.

Now… why you need these (aside from the fact that they just taste yummy!)

The Superfoods in this recipe should be enough to convince you… raw cacao powder, pink salt, hemp seeds, coconut oil and goji berries.

Between the eggs, yogurt and hemps seeds you are getting a really good hit of protein, so they are good for breakfast or snack.

The coconut oil helps to rev the metabolism and feed the brain.

The raw cacao powder is the richest food source of magnesium which almost all Americans are deficient.

Goji berries are full of antioxidants, amazing for the eyes, and are a longevity fruit.

By using gluten free oat flour, you are avoiding inflammatory gluten but getting the minerals in the oats.

To find more into on the Superfoods listed in the recipe, because the benefits go way beyond protein and magnesium, see the 3-part Superfoods series that I just completed here on the blog.

All of the Superfoods in the recipe are available at the Center or at your local health food store.

 

This entry was written by Dr. Shelly Masters , posted on Tuesday February 10 2015at 03:02 pm , filed under Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink . Post a comment below or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

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