I’ve been on a real health kick recently. I started P90x3 four weeks ago & with (tough) daily workouts I’m getting more reluctant to ruin my hard work with junk food. But as motivated as I am to be strong & healthy, I do still also have a major sweet tooth, once the girls are in bed I’m craving chocolate or sweets. Both of which are packed full of sugar, and so I’ve had to start looking for alternatives.
I found a recipe on My whole food life for flourless chocolate muffins, but was sceptical… some of these healthy alternatives just taste bland and aren’t worth the effort or ingredients to make.
I can confirm however, these are delicious!
Lets be honest, these won’t taste like a double chocolate chip muffin from Starbucks or wherever. But as a sugar free, gluten free, healthy alternative, its pretty damn good! Its hard to believe something with such a chocolatey/nutty- Fudgey centre can come with only 250 calories. *calorie estimate from the main recipe source* And the best thing about this recipe is not only can they be made in only four steps, but you also only need four ingredients!
The perfect guilt free sweet treat.
So here’s what you need. (These quantities will make 8 muffins)
225g Peanut butter (any other nut butter will be fine)
2 ripe bananas
56ml maple syrup or honey (I used Maple syrup)
40g cocoa powder.
And heres what you need to do:
– First preheat your oven to 180c (fan 160 or gas mark 4)
– Next, pop all your ingredients in a blender & give it a good whizz up.
– Then spoon out the mixture and put into cake cases *Remember to place your cake cases in a muffin tray before you put your mixture in* And place into the oven ( you want your shelf near the top) for 15 minutes. If you want you can top with a few sprinkles of some chopped chocolate for a little bit more chocolatey-ness – but this is completely optional.
– Finally after taking your muffins out, leave to cool for ten minutes or so – if you can last that long- and they’re ready to eat.
Easy as that!
The little woman pretends.