These Paleo Muffins – Double Chocolate Chip- have healthy ingredients and could not be easier to make! Have them for breakfast, as a snack, or dessert.
Here are the ingredients you will need: banana, almond butter, egg, vanilla extract, baking soda, cacao powder, maple syrup, and nondairy chocolate chips. That’s it, and then everything goes into a food processor for a minute or two.
I prefer the food processor over a blender for this recipe for one specific reason. It is much easier to get the batter out of the processor bowl and into the paper muffin liners. I prefer this overreaching and scraping down to the bottom of the blender.
This works better for me because I want to get every drop! However, a blender would work well for this recipe too!
How To Make Almond Butter:
- How To Make Almond Butter
- Homemade Cashew Butter – a good substitute in this recipe if you are allergic to almonds.
After baking, let these muffins cool on a rack; and, as they cool they will get a slightly crusty hard muffin top with moist, rich chocolate interiors. Yum!
Delicious and super easy to make Paleo Muffins!. Once you try these, you will be delighted at the rich chocolate taste and crusty top and moist interior!
- 1/2 cup almond butter I use My Favorite Almond Butter recipe on my site
- 1 large egg
- 1 large banana ripe (not overly ripe, I used one with green tips)
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/8 cup maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/8 cup raw organic cacao powder
- 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips 1 tablespoon additional for decorating tops before baking
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Prepare a regular size muffin tin by adding 6 paper liners.
In a food processor, process banana until almost mashed.
Add egg, almond butter, baking soda, cacao powder, vanilla, maple syrup and process until completely combined and smooth.
Take out the blade and add the chips to the processor bowl. Mix in the chips.
Spread the batter evenly between the six muffin liners. (fills almost to the top of the liner).
Bake for 20-22 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.
Notes: - I tried this recipe with a flax egg and it did not work well.
I used the almond butter recipe on my site which is a smooth, yet firm (not oily) almond butter, so I am not sure how this recipe will work with other nut butter.