With one month almost gone by in the New Year, my resolution to not eat chocolate every day is slipping.
That’s right, I am used to eating chocolate every day (my husband says I am a chocoholic). My resolution was made in an effort to feel healthier and not spend so much money buying sugar and cake mixes.
So what’s a chocoholic like me to do when those cravings start raging? Make some flourless chocolate muffins! I found this little recipe on Pinterest and it originally was posted on mywholefoodlife.com.
At first, I was skeptical of a four-ingredient recipe that was supposed to be “healthy” and taste good. But then I made them, and one bite transported me from skepticism to chocolatey peanut butter heaven (a chocoholic’s happy place). Those cravings were satisfied, and I have a guilt free snack I can eat every other day.
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter (or nut butter of choice)
- 2 very ripe bananas
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/3 cup cocoa powder
- Pre-heat oven to 350.
- In a food processor combine all ingredients. You may have to stop and scrape down the sides a few times.
- Once everything is mixed well, spoon batter into lined muffin cups. I used silicone molds. The batter will be VERY sticky. I found wetting a spoon kept it from sticking.
- I topped a few of mine with chocolate chips. Feel free to do the same.
- Place muffin pan in the oven and bake for about 15 minutes.
- Wait until these are completely cooled before removing from the pan.
*Note: I also added a handful of chocolate chips after combining the ingredients in the food processor.