Dark Chocolatey Gluten-Free Mini Muffins

Chocolate.  I am pretty much obsessed with it.  If there is anyway that I can incorporate it into a healthy snack, I will.  I created these chocolate mini muffins to satisfy my desire for something bite-size (or two bites if you have restraint,) chocolate and rich.  These meet the requirements.  One added bonus is that these are gluten-free!  We are not a gluten-free family, but I have made great strides in reducing our gluten intake by purchasing sprouted bread and just consuming less grains overall.  Also, I know several people in my family and friends that prefer gluten-free foods so I thought this would be helpful!  These are very rich – a glass of raw milk is a must when consuming these. 🙂

Pre-heat the oven to 350°

Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup cocoa powder (preferably non-alkanized)
  • 1 egg + 1 egg white
  • 1/4 cup of maple syrup (a great healthy sweetener)
  • 1/4 cup of dark chocolate chips (mini or chopped would be best)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/8 cup of coconut oil; melted
Combine all ingredients and stir well.  Scoop into mini muffin pan (should make 12.)  Bake for 11-12 minutes.  Do not bake too long or they will be dry.  Remove from pan when cooled.  Top with peanut butter or strawberry jam if desired.  Pour a glass of milk and enjoy!


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