Saturday, July 12, 2014

Clean Chocolate Chip Brownie Muffins

Clean Chocolate Chip Brownie Muffins


So last night I wanted to make cookies, like really really wanted some cookies. But, I had just finished my T25 workout, and didn’t want to undo all that hardwork by the choices I made in the kitchen.


So I did a quick pinterest search for a healthier alternative to satisfy my sweet craving. I stumbled across a recipe for chocolate mini muffins. I adapted the recipe to fit clean eating standards and also because I don’t have mini muffin tins. So, after some adjustments, they became what I’m calling Clean Chocolate Chip Brownie Muffins. We took them to a friends house and they were a hit! Enjoy!


Yield: 1 dozen muffins
Nutrition: Estimated 75 calories/muffin. Clean. No flour. No butter. No oils. No artificial sweeteners.
21-Day Fix Portion: 1 yellow substitute per muffin


Ingredients
  • 2 small-medium bananas
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup natural peanut butter
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • ¼ cup dark chocolate chips, plus a few more to put on top


Directions
  1. Combine all ingredients except the chocolate chips into a blender. Tip: put the egg in first so that the liquid can help it blend more easily. The batter will be thick.
  2. Stir in chocolate chips by hand.
  3. Scoop batter into paper-lined muffin tins- fill about ⅔ full
  4. Press about 3-5 additional chocolate chips into the top of each muffin
  5. Bake at 400 for 10 minutes or until toothpick inserted in muffin comes out clean
  6. Allow to cool briefly before serving (best served warm so the chocolate chips are all melty and delicious, but don’t want you to burn your mouth here)



13 comments:

  1. My kids and I loved these muffins. How would I count them for 21 day fix?

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  2. I'm interested in how to count this for the 21 day fix as well. Thank you for all the great recipes!

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  3. I would suggest counting them as a yellow substitute, since that's how the "treats" are counted in the eating plan book :)

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  4. I LOVED THESE SOOO MUCH! I had an intense craving for brownies so tried these......problem solved and in such a good way. Holy cow they are good.

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    1. Yay! I think they are so yummy- glad you liked them!

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  5. These are delicious! Wonder if they could be made in a pan like a true brownie? Have you ever tried that?

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    1. Oooo I love that idea! My first reaction is that it might take a little longer in the oven to bake- I'm thinking 20 minutes or so... maybe try baking for 10 minutes and test them, and add more time if you need to. Let me know how it turns out!

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  6. Can these be frozen?

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    1. I have never tried because I eat them before they can make it to my freezer lol! But, if you try it, let me know how it turns out!

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  7. Hi! Do you know if I can skip the peanut butter? We have a peanut/tree nut allergy in the house and can't use it. Thanks! Btw - LOVE your blog! I can see many future meals coming from your recipes!

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  8. I just used sun butter and they turned out awesome.

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  9. Sooo yummy!! But the recipe definitely didn't make 12 for me- I got 9 small muffins. I let them bake for 20 minutes and they were still a bit gooey in the middle, but I gave up waiting because I wanted to eat them so bad! Not sure if I did anything wrong, but the proportions/bake time seemed a bit off... but either way, the flavour is on point. Definitely my new go-to 21 day fix treat!

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  10. Thank you thank you! That satisfied my sweet tooth. Love your recipes. You are a Godsend!

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