Monday, November 14, 2011

Cocoa Surprise Muffins

No, the surprise is not black beans. After I tried that once and they were a fail among the fam I decided to stay clear of those fiber monsters in place of chocolate.

These, however, have the real deal. Cocoa and the real surprise: peanut butter! Who doesn’t love that combo?

I got the original recipe off Daily Garnish but they were made gluten free, so I changed the recipe a bit. It makes about 7 muffins…so if you are looking for more than you can adjust accordingly.

Cocoa Surprise Muffins
1/2 c. + 2 T. whole wheat flour
2 T. chia seeds
1 banana (or 1/4 c. applesauce)
1/2 c. almond milk
2.5 T. cocoa
1 T. brown sugar
2 T. natural peanut butter, plus another 2 T. for the filling
1 T. honey or maple syrup
1 egg
1/2 t. baking powder
1/4 t. baking soda
1/4 t. salt
1 t. vanilla

In one bowl, mix the dry ingredients (flour, chia seeds, cocoa, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda & salt)
In another bowl, mix the wet ingredients and the banana, leaving out the 2 T. for the filling. (banana, almond milk, 2 T. PB, honey, egg and vanilla)
Combine until just mixed.


Then fill half of your muffin tin with the batter, drop a bit of peanut butter in, then fill the rest.



Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes. Enjoy!



Mmmm, ya!


  1. Looks delish! And that peanut butter in the middle makes the best surprise!

  2. I love that there isn't a ton of butter or sugar in this recipe!


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