Monday 25 May 2015

Healthy Chocolate Chip Muffins

Hello there,
A week or two ago I wanted to try to make healthy chocolate chip muffins. I just kinda threw together some ingredients and it really worked! Instantly I thought I had to blog this recipe for you because I think you’ll really enjoy these. I then realized I hadn’t really measured any of the ingredients so I had to try to figure out how I had made them work so well. I re-made them yesterday and I think the second time round they are even better!

All you will need (for 9 muffins):
2 eggs
100g oats flour (could substitute with other healthy flour)
50g ground almonds
100g unsweetened apple sauce
1tsp vanilla extract (and a little more if you like it really vanilla-ry)
1 tbsp of coconut oil
100g dark chocolate (I used 81% from Lidl)
Roughly 5 tbsp of agave syrup (could substitute with honey or other liquid sweetener)

Pre-heat your oven at 180 degrees C.

Combined eggs and sweetener in a bowl and whisk some air into them. 

Add the vanilla extract, apple sauce and coconut oil and whisk again. At this point you can stick your finger in and see if you think it needs some more sweetener.
Combined the dry ingredients in another bowl: oat flour, ground almonds and baking powder, then slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients until it looks like a smooth dough.
Chop your chocolate into chocolate chip chunks and then add them to the dough mixture. 100g is a lot of chocolate but I like to making sure there are a lot of chunks in each muffin.

Place muffin cups on a baking tray and add the dough evenly in to all 9 muffin shapes.
Bake for roughly 15 minutes.

TADAAAA that’s it, you’ve just made delicious healthy muffins. Enjoy them while they are still a little warm as that is when the chocolate is slightly melted.

Give this recipe a try if you like the sound of it and don’t forget to use the hashtag #debbieariella when you upload your delicious creations.
Wishing you a wonderful bank holiday Monday!

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