To celebrate moving into a new apartment, this morning I baked a celebratory batch of gluten-free, low-glycemic chocolate chia morning muffins! These muffins are sweetened only with coconut nectar, and contain only amazing, hearty ingredients that are sure to boost your energy in the morning, or whenever you crave lots of fuel. Hope you enjoy them!
Chocolate Chia Morning Muffins (Makes 16-18 muffins)
GF flour (1 cup, or 1 1/2 cup if you plan to omit almond flour)
Almond flour, optional (1/2 cup. If not using, see above)
Vegan chocolate chips (1/4 to 1/2 cup, your call!)
Cacao powder (1/4 cup)
Raisins, optional (1/4 cup, more if desired. Goji berries also work!)
Unsweetened applesauce (3/4 cup)
Coconut oil (1/2 cup)
Coconut nectar (1/2 cup, more or less sweetener if you desire)
2 Tbs flax + 1/4 cup hot water
Hemp seeds (1 Tbs)
Ground chia seeds (1 Tbs)
Baking powder (1 tsp)
Cinnamon (1 tsp)
Add flax + hot water to liquid ingredients. Mix dry ingredients. Add liquid to dry.
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare muffin tins. Add mixture to tins and put desired toppings on muffins (additional dried fruit, chocolate chips, etc.) Bake for 22-25 minutes! Enjoy! ;)
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