I ran across Meaningful Eats “healthy chocolate almond butter muffins” just the other day and decided to give the recipe a try.
I can see these muffins becoming a fast favorite around here. The muffins were an immediate hit for my whole family. They have a great chocolatey brownie type taste with a very moist texture (definitely not your heavy or dense gluten free norm).
I added a tsp or so of vanilla, but otherwise re-created Meaningful Eats recipe as written (see below). Almond butter can be a bit pricey, so just a tip…I have found Trader Joes almond butter to be fairly reasonably priced compared to others.
- 1 cup almond butter
- 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1/2 cup coconut sugar
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a cupcake pan with paper liners.
- Place all the ingredients (except the chocolate chips) in a large glass bowl. Using a hand mixer, mix to combine until the batter is totally smooth.
- Add the chocolate chips and mix until incorporated. Divide the batter evenly between in the cupcake pan.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes until cooked through and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cool for 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.