Paleo Chocolate Muffins

Paleo Chocolate Muffins

I’ve been on a chocolate kick lately, and these Paleo chocolate muffins are the perfect answer to “what can I have that’s rich, chocolaty, gooey and awesome, but doesn’t contain wheat and won’t send my blood sugar sky-high?”

These Paleo chocolate muffins are good enough to serve as dessert, but they are also wholesome enough that I allow myself and the kids a couple of them for breakfast on weekends. An added bonus: unlike refined-flour-and-sugar-muffins, these muffins are very filling, probably thanks to using almond butter in lieu of flour.

Paleo Chocolate Muffins
 
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Recipe type: Breakfast, Dessert, Gluten-Free, Primal/Paleo
Yield: 6 muffins
Ingredients
  • ½ tablespoon melted unsalted butter for muffin liners
  • ½ cup (128g) creamy roasted almond butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line 6 muffin cups with paper liners and brush them with melted butter.
  2. In a medium bowl, with a hand whisk, whisk the almond butter and eggs until smooth.
  3. Add the maple syrup, vanilla and kosher salt, whisking to incorporate.
  4. Gradually whisk in the cocoa powder, then the baking soda.
  5. Use a ladle to transfer the mixture into the prepared liners, filling each about ¾ full.
  6. Bake 20 minutes, or until muffin are puffed and set a toothpick inserted in center of one of them comes out just a little moist.
  7. Cool 5 minutes in pan on a cooling rack, then transfer to the rack to cool 5 more minutes before enjoying.
Notes
A lower-carb variation that should have even less impact on blood sugar is also slightly less tasty, but still very good: omit the maple syrup. Instead, whisk into the mixture ¼ cup xylitol and 2 tablespoons whole milk (or water, if you object to dairy). Nutrition for this option: Calories 192, Total Fat 15g, Carbohydrate 7g, Sugars 1g, Sodium 127mg, Fiber 3g, Protein 6g.
Nutrition Per Serving
Serving size: 1 muffin; Calories: 208; Fat: 15g; Carbohydrates: 16g; Sugar: 9g; Sodium: 127mg; Fiber: 3g; Protein: 6g

Paleo Chocolate Muffins

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