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
- 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!