Chocolate Muffin Recipe for a special treat!
I love chocolate in any form, especially in cold weather when I want to have a cup of black coffee with something sweet to complement each other.
Dark chocolate is one of the best options, because it has different properties which help with your mood, contains antioxidants, antidepressant properties, etc.
For these reasons I decided to make my own chocolate muffin, gluten free and also with some protein for longer satisfaction and less cravings during the day.
I like training, and eating, and I have to find the way that I can enjoy eating in a healthy way. So, a this recipe is great alternative to have at home, with your friends, take it with you for you morning or afternoon tea, and why not to prepare for a party to share with your guests.
Chocolate muffin is easy to make it please see below the recipe and share it with your friends.
This recipe is to prepare six muffins.
- 1 Cup of gluten free flour
- 1/2 Cup of dark chocolate chips
- 1/4 Cup of protein powder preferable chocolate
- 2 Tablespoon of chocolate powder with no sugar add it
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons of honey
- 1/4 Cup of coconut oil
- 1/2 Tablespoon of baking powder
- 1 Egg
- Pinch of salt
- 1/3 Cup of water mixed with a 1/2 Tablespoon of instant coffee
Let’s prepare this delicious treat!
Turn the oven on to preheat at 170 centigrade.
In a bowl mix all the dry ingredients including the gluten free flour, protein powder, chocolate powder, baking powder and a pinch of salt. Mix all of them with a spoon or a whisk.
If your coconut oil is hard you can melt it in the microwave for 20 seconds. Then mix in a new bowl, the honey with the coconut oil until both of them are combined, add the egg and keep mixing it.
Now, add the coconut oil mixture to the dry ingredients prepared before to combine them, then add the dark chocolate chips with the coffee (cold coffee) and mix well.
Get the muffin tin and spray it with oil if you don’t want to use the muffin liners. This time I used muffin liners, because It is easy to take the finished muffins with me, when I go out.
With a spoon, get the mixture and fill up the muffin liners, or oiled baking tray to distribute for six muffins. Then place the tin in the oven and leave them to bake for around 15 minutes to be fully baked.
After the 15 minutes check one of the muffins with a little knife in the middle to be sure it is cooked. They knife should come out dry, without any sticky mixture on it.
If they’re done, take them out, prepare your black coffee or tea, and enjoy a delicious chocolate muffin for afternoon or morning tea.
I think that this will be a real great recipe, because of how popular muffins have become in the last few years for different events such as birthday parties, weddings, baby shower; etc.
One of the reasons is they look fantastic and attractive depending on the party theme.
Muffins make it easier for the guests and the host to get their own portion of the cake. This means no-one has to cut the cake and no-one has to wait!
If you decorated the muffins they will look very inviting for kids’ eyes, and will look great in photo’s.
In my case, I try to make them healthier and so I didn’t put any frosting on. Although I put the mixture in a beautiful muffin liner, and trust me they looked fantastic.
I can host a party with clean eating recipes including the cakes!