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GF Chocolate Avocado Muffins

Good things come in small packages!!! 

#4 of 4 Healthy dessert recipes! I hope these recipes have inspired you to ditch the pre-made dessert and make your own tasty treats.

The key to creating healthy desserts and making them available is, a WELL STOCKED PANTRY. With good quality, wholesome ingredients, a quick Google or search on Well Fed Roots can provide you with dessert ideas you have ALL the ingredients for.

Below I provided a list of some of the items I ALWAYS replenish and make sure I have on hand. This way I have zero excuses to not making my own and I can whip something up with minimal effort and no trips to the grocery store.

Flours: {I keep 3-4 cups of each on hand, I get my flour from Bulk Barn to decrease cost.}
+ Coconut
+Almond
+Whole wheat flour
+Gluten free mix
+Oat flour{I throw oats into a blender to create flour}

Sweeteners:
+Honey-local is best.
+Agave-I use this sparingly
+Maple Syrup-local is best.
+Dates
+Raisins
+Coconut Sugar-found at health food stores, Zehrs health food section
+Coconut Nectar-found at health food stores
+Banana
+Enjoy life mini chocolate chips-I use sparingly because of cost $$

Extras:
+Cacao powder
+Coconut oil
+Apple sauce
+Pure vanilla extract
+Aluminum free baking powder
+Cinnamon
+Almond extract

These little muffins are made with avocado, apple sauce, and millet flour {I substituted with quinoa flour, I had quinoa flakes on hand, threw them in my Vitamix and voila, flour} you wouldn’t know they are packed full of healthy ingredients, they taste chocolatey and scrumptious. The recipe is from Miranda Malisani, Holistic Nutritionist.

Recipe: This may feel like a lot of ingredients however, a good portion of them are food items you would already have for snacks and meals. If you don’t want to buy full size ingredients of the items you don’t have on hand, going to a bulk store and getting just the amount you need can keep the cost down. This recipe features the items I ALWAYS keep on hand, that’s why I was able to try these mini muffins and not visit multiple stores for ingredients.

Ingredients:
1 ripe avocado
1 ripe banana
1/4 cup raw honey
7 tbsp unsweetened organic apple sauce (the amount in a snack pack cup)
2 organic eggs
1 1/4 cup millet flour-I substituted for quinoa flour
2 tbsp raw cacao powder
2 tbsp coconut sugar
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

Directions: 

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F
  2. In a high powered blender add the avocado, banana, honey, apple sauce, cacao, and coconut sugar and blend until it’s smooth
  3. Add in the two eggs and blend on low to combine
  4. In a medium bowl mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt
  5. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and combine
  6. Add dark chocolate chips and evenly distribute
  7. Add mini muffin liners to mini muffin tin
  8. Add 1 tbsp of batter to each mini muffin liner
  9. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until your toothpick is dry when carefully inserted in the middle
  10. Let cool and enjoy!

Perfect snack for kids lunches{peanut free} great for anyone who is GF{gluten free} in your family and a great two bite snack to help avoid the afternoon lull. 

This concludes the 4 healthy dessert options, stay tuned for some more savoury dishes. 🙂
Live well TODAY-Steph

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