Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Muffins
Healthy indulgent Chocolate Peanut Butter Muffins are the perfect sweet treat for a quick snack or breakfast on the go! YUM!
Servings: 12 Muffins
- 3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce (mashed banana can be subbed)
- 1/4 cup sugar-free maple syrup regular pure maple syrup, honey or agave nectar can also be subbed
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar of choice coconut or brown can be subbed
- ½ cup creamy peanut butter any nut butter can be subbed
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (any milk can be subbed)
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 1/3 cups whole-wheat flour (all-purpose or gluten free flour can be used)
- 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips + more for topping if desired (diary-free chocolate chips can be used)
Peanut Butter Drizzle / Chips
- ⅓ cup creamy peanut butter
- ½ teaspoon maple syrup
- Peanut butter chips
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 C) and line 12 muffins with paper liners, or spray with non-stick spray.
In a large bowl, whisk together the applesauce, maple syrup, peanut butter, brown sugar, baking soda, and salt for 45 seconds.
Stir in the almond milk and whisk once more.
Sift cocoa powder and flour over wet ingredients and stir with a spoon or spatula until just combined. Make you you don't over-mix. You want to mix until just combined.
Fold in 1/2 cup chocolate chips.
Batter should be quite thick, but not pourable. Use a scoop to add the muffin batter to the muffin tins and fill 3/4 full and sprinkle with a few more chocolate chips or peanut butter chips on top if desired.
Bake for 17-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Let cool for a few minutes in the pan, remove from tins and let cool on a cooling rack.
Peanut Butter Drizzle:
Put peanut butter into a microwavable dish for 20 seconds on high. Add maple syrup and stir together and then scoop into a ziplock back. Snip corner of bag and drizzle the peanut butter mixture on top of the muffins in a zig-zag motion.
Make sure to seal, will keep several days.
Oat flour can also be used. Use 1 cup oat flour instead of 1 & 1/3 cups flour.
Best warmed up in microwave I think! :)