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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!
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 Muffins
Author: Kim Lange

Ingredients

  • 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

  • cup creamy peanut butter
  • ½ teaspoon maple syrup
  • Or
  • Peanut butter chips

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

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! :)