BreakfastFebruary-March 2013

Chocolate Avocado Muffins

Chocolate Avocado Muffins

Colette Martin

Chocolate Avocado Muffins

Instead of making chocolate muffins with zucchini, try this delicious recipe. Note that less oil is needed in these muffins due to the natural fat content of the avocado.

SERVES 10 TO 12.

Ingredients:

2 cups gluten-free Multi-Grain Flour Blend or all-purpose flour blend of choice
cup unsweetened cocoa powder
cup sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
teaspoon xanthan gum (omit if already in your flour blend)
teaspoon ground cinnamon
teaspoon salt
1 cup chocolate hemp milk or chocolate milk of choice
6 tablespoons coconut oil, softened, or oil of choice
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
cup avocado puree (about 1 medium avocado)
cup chocolate chips, optional

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly grease a muffin pan.

2. Combine flour blend, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, xanthan gum, cinnamon and salt in a bowl. Break up any lumps of cocoa powder. Set aside.

3. Combine milk, coconut oil and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Blend on medium speed, about 2 minutes. The coconut oil will be a little bit lumpy. Scrape down the bowl as needed.

4. Add avocado puree and blend another 2 minutes.

5. Add dry ingredients and blend until smooth.

6. Stir in chocolate chips, if desired, by hand.

7. Pour batter evenly into prepared muffin cups. Place in preheated oven and bake 22 to 24 minutes until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Each muffin contains 214 calories, 10g total fat, 7g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 0mg cholesterol, 151mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate, 3g fiber, 2g protein.

Multi-Grain Flour Blend

MAKES 2 CUPS.

This all-purpose blend is ideal for these recipes—or use your favorite off-the-shelf gluten-free flour blend.

cup brown rice flour
cup sorghum flour
cup amaranth flour
cup tapioca starch/flour

1. Combine ingredients until well blended. Store in a tightly covered container in the refrigerator until used.

Each cup contains 498 calories, 5g total fat, 1g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 0mg cholesterol, 9mg sodium, 104g carbohydrate, 8g fiber, 11g protein.

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