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Chocolate Pecan Muffins

Chocolate Pecan Muffins

Chocolate, hands down, is my all-time favorite food. I consider myself to be a chocolatier because I work with chocolate every day. I study the art of chocolate making because I have such a passion for it. So, what better than to make a chocolate pecan muffin, but with a healthy twist. Many muffin recipes are high-carb because it requires flour and sugar to make the muffin as well as sugar to coat the muffin to make sure it is sweet enough. I removed all of the sugar by replacing it with erythritol, which is a low-calorie sweetener that has about 10% of the calories as regular sugar. I also removed a lot of the flour and replaced it with coconut flour, which is high in fiber and fats containing medium chain triglycerides (MCTs). Therefore, you can eat this muffin recipe without feeling guilty because it will support your health and your goals.

 

Chocolate Pecan Muffins

Makes: 12 muffins

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 14-17 minutes

 

Ingredients

Dry:

½ cup all-purpose flour

½ cup coconut flour

½ cup erythritol

1 tsp baking powder

½ tsp salt

 

Wet:

1 cup cashew milk

3 eggs

2 tbsp cream cheese

2 tbsp coconut oil

1 tsp vanilla extract

 

Other Ingredients

¼ cup sugar free chocolate chips

¼ cup chopped pecans

 

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF and coat a 12-well muffin tin with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl or table top mixer add all dry ingredients and whisk together for 2-3 minutes to fully incorporate.
  3. Add in all wet ingredients and blend at a medium speed for 3-4 minutes until a homogenous batter forms.
  4. Once batter is prepared, fold in chocolate chips and pecans, then transfer batter to muffin tin. Fill the wells in the muffin tin 2/3 full.
  5. Transfer muffin tin to the oven and bake for 14-17 minutes until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean.
  6. Allow to cool, serve and enjoy. This recipe can be stored in an airtight container, at room temperature for up to 5 days.

 

Macronutrients/Serving

Calories – 107

Fats – 7.1g

Carbohydrates – 7.5g

Fiber – 2.1g

Protein – 3.3g

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Andy

 

About the author

Andy (The Performance Chef) has a passion for not only food. But also optimizing health and pushing the boundaries of human potential. A chef by trade, he has at trained a bachelor’s degree in culinary nutrition, master’s degree in nutrition & exercise science. And is a doctoral candidate in health & human performance.

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