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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 194.0
  • Total Fat: 9.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 172.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 26.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.8 g
  • Protein: 3.1 g

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Double Chocolate Avocado Muffins

Submitted by: MARIVONNE

Introduction

These were given to me as a get-well gift from a coworker who went to great lengths to bake me something vegan. I think they're fantastic. Credit where credit is due: the recipe is from the vegetarian blog "Eat me, delicious". I'm entering it here "as is" to get the nutrient content breakdown and add it to my recipe box. One of the ingredients will make you go :-O but trust me, you don't taste it. These are moist, rich, super chocolatey and reminiscent of fudge cake. They stand on their own so well that I don't feel they need any kind of icing. They're that good. These were given to me as a get-well gift from a coworker who went to great lengths to bake me something vegan. I think they're fantastic. Credit where credit is due: the recipe is from the vegetarian blog "Eat me, delicious". I'm entering it here "as is" to get the nutrient content breakdown and add it to my recipe box. One of the ingredients will make you go :-O but trust me, you don't taste it. These are moist, rich, super chocolatey and reminiscent of fudge cake. They stand on their own so well that I don't feel they need any kind of icing. They're that good.
Number of Servings: 12

Ingredients

    1 1/2 c. whole wheat pastry flour
    1/2 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
    1 tsp. baking powder
    3/4 tsp. baking soda
    1/4 tsp. salt
    1 medium-sized ripe avocado, pitted and peeled
    2/3 c. pure maple syrup
    3/4 c. unsweetened plain soymilk
    1/3 c. coconut oil, melted
    1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
    1/2 c. vegan chocolate chips

Tips

Start checking for doneness at around 17 min - ovens vary. An ice cream scoop is great for filling your muffin cups. The protein content of pastry flour falls somewhere in between that of cake flour (lowest) and all-purpose flour (mid-range among flours). Whole wheat pastry flour is a relatively low protein flour, high in starch because it's made with whole grains. It's a great compromise between increasing nutritional content while still getting a delicate final product. If you can't find whole wheat pastry flour, a mixture of equal parts cake flour and whole wheat flour could be used. This way you get the best of both worlds.


Directions

Preheat oven to 350F. Line muffin pan with paper liners if desired.

In a large bowl whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

In a food processor or powerful blender puree the avocado, maple syrup, soymilk, oil and vanilla extract until smooth.

Add the avocado puree to the dry ingredients until all the flour is combined. If the mixture is too dry, stir in additional milk. Fold in the chocolate chips.

Fill muffin cups and bake for about 22 minutes or until a cake tester comes out with just a few crumbs. Cool.

Serving Size: 1 muffin






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