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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 9
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 134.7
  • Total Fat: 9.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 71.2 mg
  • Sodium: 29.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 6.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.7 g
  • Protein: 7.6 g

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Chocolate Flax Muffins

Submitted by: JOEKNEE
Chocolate Flax Muffins

Introduction

These are so moist and chocolatey I can't believe they are so healthy. They are a very filling and a great low carb treat.

I buy pre-ground flax meal, but you can grind your own.

I grind my almonds in a blender by putting only a small handful in at a time and pulsing the blender. Don't run continuously or you'll have almond butter. You can also buy pre-ground almonds.
These are so moist and chocolatey I can't believe they are so healthy. They are a very filling and a great low carb treat.

I buy pre-ground flax meal, but you can grind your own.

I grind my almonds in a blender by putting only a small handful in at a time and pulsing the blender. Don't run continuously or you'll have almond butter. You can also buy pre-ground almonds.

Number of Servings: 9

Ingredients

    1/3 cup ground almonds
    2/3 cup ground flax seed (flax meal)
    1/3 cup splenda granular
    1 scoop chocolate protein powder (I use Max protein from GNC)
    2 tsp baking powder
    1 square unsweetened baking chocolate
    1 Tbl powdered milk
    3 eggs
    1/2 cup canned pumpkin (not flavored/spiced for pies)
    1/4 cup sugar free syrup (I use DaVinci French Vanilla)
    1 TBL plus 1 tsp oil


Directions

Mix the flax, almond, baking powder, splenda and chocolate protein powder and set aside.

In a bowl large enough to accomodate the remaining ingredients (ie, larger than a cereal bowl), place the baking chocolate and melt SLOWLY in the microwave. Stir and break up every 10 seconds (Dont burn the chocolate). Once almost melted, stir vigorously to complete the melting. Add in the powdered milk. Add in one of the eggs and stir, stir, stir until it's incorporated. It will eventually incorporate, be patient. Then add remaining eggs until smooth. Stir in pumpkin, oil and syrup.

Add the wet to dry and stir well. Let batter sit for 5 minutes and put into silicone muffin tins or spray with nonstick spray.

Bake at 350 for 20 minutes or until the top is firm to touch.

Makes 9 muffins.

Number of Servings: 9

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user JOEKNEE.






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  • Maybe it's just me, but 1/3 cup Splenda plus 1/4 cup sugar free syrup seems like a LOT of artificial sweetener. Since no one else has mentioned this, it must be right. The picture of the muffins looks really good, though, Joeknee! - 3/20/13

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  • Great! I thought they were huge, actually! I made minis and regular sized muffins. Think I like the minis best. Will add chocolate chips next time. Love that it uses pumpkin! - 6/15/10

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  • These are oustanding. In fact, I'm here cuz I'm making them AGAIN. :) - 6/13/09

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  • I followed the recipe as close as I can for myself. I only added a 1/4 tsp salt and a tsp of dark chocolate cocoa powder. I also think splenda is sweeter than sugar so I did not add the sugar free syrup. The muffins were great. For maximum rise, let the batter rest as suggested before cooking. - 3/21/09

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  • I would change the name so people didn't expect a regular sized muffin to "muffin tops"--then they would be surprised that they got just a little more than a top!!! They are good. Thanks for submitting as I now have treat to help a chocolate craving for my friends--I can even give them 2 each!!! - 10/17/08

    Reply from JOEKNEE (10/17/08)
    Umm... look at the picture. I'm glad you actually liked the TASTE, because that is what's important. If you want a large, oversized muffin, then look for a recipe that uses flour, sugar and butter - not flax. This is a healthy proportionately sized muffin. Yes, it is a muffin. And it is DELICIOUS


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  • These muffins are as great as they sound! - 10/16/08

    Reply from JOEKNEE (10/17/08)
    I'm so glad you liked them!


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  • good - 10/16/08

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  • I am going to make them 2morrow! They sound like they're good! - 10/16/08

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  • Thanks for posting Joeknee. Will definitely make these and maybe add the chocolate chips. My whole family loves these flax muffins. Who knew? Should have been making these for years. - 10/15/08

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  • Oh, my! these look outstanding! - 10/14/08

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