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Yummy chocolate muffins that are gd friendly, Or they are for me anyway! I LOOOOOVE chocolate, and we're so limited with options.
Anyway, my friend made these muffins a couple weeks ago, and I've had one for a daytime snack and for a bedtime snack and had no problems! Yay! They are very chocolate, and contain all the food groups!
Chunky Monkey Muffins
Prep: 10 min
Cook: 20 min
Makes 15 muffins
1 ¼ cups whole-wheat flour
½ cup all-purpose flour
¾ cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons ground flax seed
1 tablespoon, plus 1 teaspoon, dark cocoa powder (I used heaping spoonfuls, but I like it REALLY chocolate!)
2 teaspoons baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
6 ounces low-fat organic vanilla yogurt (I used the Yoplait 90 cal Greek Yogurt, but then realized it's only 5.3 oz)
2 medium overripe bananas, mashed
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
¼ cup soy or cows milk
1/3 cup natural smooth peanut butter- I actually used more than this. I put 1 tablespoon of peanut butter in each muffin (see below) so I wouldn't have to have a separate serving of protein- this way it's an all-in-one snack!
1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line a 12 cup muffin tin with paper liners.
2. Measure out the flours, leveling with a knife, into a large mixing bowl along with the brown sugar, flax seed, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt and chocolate chips. Whisk together until combined.
3. Combine the yogurt, bananas, egg, vanilla extract, oil, and soy milk into a separate bowl until thoroughly mixed (it’s okay if there are a few chunks of banana left).
4. Fold the banana mixture into the dry mixture just until combined. Fill the prepared muffin cups ½ full with batter then spoon 1 teaspoon peanut butter on top. Fill the cups with more batter until ¾ cup full. (I accidentally filled fully, and made 12 larger muffins, and still didn't have any blood sugar probs.) Put in the oven for 20 minutes or until the tops of muffins look dry and spring back when touched in the center. All to cool on the stovetop.
5. Bake the remaining muffin mixture while you are snacking on a warm one .