Friday, just as I was about to go to bed, I found out that it had been Chocolate Day. Yes, that’s right, 7th of July is Chocolate Day and I never knew this! “What kind of chocolate fan am I?” I thought to myself. (Almost) Not a day goes by without eating something with cocoa, be it milk with honey and cocoa, sugar-free hazelnut and chocolate spread or sugar-free chocolate (you might remember from this post that we are in the process of going sugar-free). So, being a chocolate fan (no, not addicted, just the usual fan!), I would have written this post on Friday, of course! But I decided to celebrate the day on Saturday by baking some really delicious muffins, with cocoa, completely guilty free.
My plan was to take some photos of them in the living room where there is daylight (we have no windows in the kitchen) but my kids and husband didn’t give the muffins a chance to leave the kitchen! Therefore, this post includes a photo found online of a muffin that looks identical to what was devoured by my family (I will be back with photos from our muffins very soon!).
The recipe is really simple and easy to do and it bakes quite quickly (15-20 minutes), making these muffins a great breakfast for any hectic or more peaceful morning. And what I like most about it is that it’s sugar-free, gluten-free and dairy-free and still really delicious.
To make the muffins you will need 2 bowls:
- in one you will mix three mashed banana with one egg, oil and xylitol (I prefer to buy it online as it’s a bit cheaper this way)
- in the other you will mix the gluten-free flour, with baking powder and bicarbonate of soda (both gluten-free), a pinch of salt and some cinnamon
You will then combine the wet ingredients with the dry one, add some chocolate chips (called “No Added Sugar Giant Dark Chocolate Buttons” in some online groceries stores) and then pour everything in the muffin tray.
Bake the muffins in a pre-heated oven (180C) for 15-20 minute (check with a cocktail stick) and that’s it! Enjoy!
Please find below the printable recipe, with the exact quantities of ingredients, instructions and some notes.