Recipe: Chocolate Almond Date Muffins


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These muffins are a treat that helps rid us of cravings and also happens to be super good for you! This recipe would by far be my most requested recipe! Packed with protein from eggs, almond meal & chia, they are great at sustaining energy throughout the day and aid in weight loss & good brain function. Chia helps you feel full after eating, is excellent for digestion & is loaded with omega-3; great for the brain. Almonds & chia help build strong bones & teeth & stabilize blood sugar and great anti-inflammatories. Cocoa helps with ageing in general and when we are in need of some additional magnesium. It also helps build strong bones & assists digestion, strengthens the mind and elevates mood with anti-depressant properties. Yes, this is one happy muffin!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups  Almond meal
  • ½ cup  Cocoa or cacao
  • 2.5tsp  Baking powder
  • 1 tsp  Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp  Sea salt
  • 1/4 cup  Chia
  • 125g Coconut oil or butter
  • 3Tbsp  Rice malt syrup
  • 3/4cup  diced dates (or rice malt syrup)
  • 1tsp  Vanilla extract
  • 2  Overripe Bananas mashed
  • 5  Eggs

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 180c
  2. Grease muffin tin
  3. In a mixing bowl combine almond meal, cocoa, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and chia
  4. In a blender, puree the coconut oil, dates, vanilla, bananas, eggs and syrup
  5. Add wet ingredients to dry
  6. Combine well
  7. Spoon batter into muffin tin
  8. Place pan in centre of oven
  9. Bake for 25 mins or until dry and springy to touch
  10. Cool in pan for 5 mins before transferring to cooling rack

 

Recipe created by Simone Kopkas

Nutrition Counsellor, Holistic Chef & Reiki Master Teacher

http://www.HealthWholistically.com   Mob: 0400 987777   Simone@HealthWholistically.com

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