Super-Food Chocolate Chip Muffins

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup GF flour
  • 1/4 cup GF oat flour put oats in a blender to blend into a fine powder
  • 1/3 cup almond flour
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp  baking powder
  • 1.5 tsp  baking soda
  • sprinkle sea salt
  • 1 Tbsp flax meal or seeds
  • 1 Tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil melted
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 unsweetened almond milk
  • 3/4 cup applesauce
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375f. Grease a muffin tin or use liners
  • In a large bowl add eggs, applesauce, maple syrup, coconut sugar,
  • baking soda & powder, and sea salt. Whisk well. Then add in coconut oil & almond milk.
  • Add cocoa powder, GF flour, oat flour, almond flour, flax and hemp seeds and whisk until blended well.
  • Stir in chocolate chips. Pour batter evenly among muffin tins. I filled them 3/4 up. Add more chips if desired.
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
  • Let cool and enjoy! Will keep in the fridge for a few days or individually freeze.
Here it is, the end of August and already there is chatter about back to school. My kids don’t want to hear it! LOL! While I start to see all the back to school snacks lining the supermarket aisles this is when I start to think of creating my own. 
 
 
My daughter is going to be super busy with HS and back to back gymnastics so she will need to refuel in between. Yes, there are some great protein bar options out there that I do like (RX Bars, Lara Bars) but I love to make my own healthy snack options. This way I know exactly what is going into it and I control the ingredients. My daughter may be more on the ‘pickier’ side so I started off with these superfood packed chocolate chip muffins adapted from one of my fav bloggers…Minimalist Baker. Chocolate she doesn’t say no to!
 
 
If you bake with me often then you should have most ingredients on hand already. To make these gluten free I used a mix of gluten-free flour, gluten-free oats, and almond flour. Sweetened with applesauce, coconut sugar, and maple syrup – so you do not find any refined sugars or flours here! Being the mom I am, I of course sneak in my fav superfoods – flax meal and hemp seeds. Both provide great sources of omega 3’s, fiber, iron and plant protein. Giving my daughter a nutritional boost in an easy grab and go snack – plus the dark cocoa has protein and carbs as well!  It’s a win-win! 


This batch made about 10 muffins. I froze most of them so we can switch up her snacks throughout the week. These are super yummy right out of the oven with a dab of nut butter or grass-fed butter too! I am thinking of adding them to my yogurt bowls too! So many possibilities with these superfood muffins! Feel free to play around and add your own mix-ins. This is just one of the many more back to school snacks I will be taste testing this month! Keep an eye out for more to come that you can share with your kiddos – or for yourself too! 

Also, check out my Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins if you like bananas! These are GF too! 

Don’t forget to tag me on Instagram when you give them a try!!  Love seeing what you are up to!  It makes me smile!  Happy Snacking!

xo, cherise