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Grain-free Chocolate Chip Mini-Muffins

May 2, 2012 by Roxanne | Filed under Grain-Free & Gluten-Free, Healthy Recipes, Holistic Lifestyle.

 

Healthy snacks are great to have around the house. Mini-muffins work really well as a snack especially when they are made with almond flour instead of grain flour. Almond flour muffins are high in protein and have lots of great minerals and fiber so it is a satisfying snack. This version is made with chocolate chips so it works as a snack or as a desert. They are not overly sweet since there is only a small amount of maple syrup in the recipe which also makes them a healthier option then traditional muffins or baked items. This recipe uses coconut oil as the fat. Coconut oil has some great health benefits so I try to use it whenever possible. It has been said that coconut oil can help with digestion, immune function, diabetes, cholesterol, and might even help prevent Alzheimer’s disease (read more about that on Mercola.com).

This is a very easy recipe. It usually takes me only about 10-15 minutes to make them (not including baking time). I have also made them the same way with different add ins instead of chocolate chips. Blueberries, cranberries, and cacao nibs are all good alternatives to chocolate chips in this recipe.

Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins

Ingredients:

  • 2 ½ cups almond flour (my favorite is from Benefit Your Life)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
  • 3 eggs
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ¼ cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 325. Mix together all ingredients. Line mini muffin tins with If You Care Mini Baking Cups. Fill each cup to the edge of the paper with batter. Bake for 25 minutes. Makes approximately 24 muffins.

Let me know how you like this recipe!

 



Thank you, as always, for reading and commenting!

Roxanne


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11 Responses to “Grain-free Chocolate Chip Mini-Muffins”

  1. Awesome recipe! Is it just me or do some things actually taste wayyyyy better Gluten-Free?

    I’ve recently had gluten-free pizza crust and gluten-free pancake mix that I sweare are much tastier than the alternative that has gluten; maybe it’s just the texture or something, but I never thought going gluten-free of these food-favorites would improve the taste! Give em’ a try, you will be amazed!

  2. Wanna bring me one on Saturday? Lol. Really though, these look amazing!

  3. LOL, they probably won’t last until then!

  4. Karen Bocchino Callahan via Facebook says:

    We don’t have a whole foods or Trader Joes close, do you know if any of the supermarket chains carry the almond flour?

  5. If you see Bob’s Red Mills at your supermarket check for almond flour. It’s not my favorite brand but it works. I have seen it in Stop & Shop. I recommend ordering from Benefit Your Life.. I find its the best quality and price. http://www.benefityourlifestore.com/product_info.php?ref=8&products_id=454&affiliate_banner_id=1

  6. Karen Bocchino Callahan via Facebook says:

    Thank you so much!! I want to start using Almond flour, spelt flour etc. =)

  7. You’re welcome! Have fun experimenting. You can try mixing flours within recipes for flavor and texture.

  8. Karina says:

    What can be used in liue of eggs? Thanks

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