If you follow me on twitter, Instagram or Facebook, then you’ll know that I’ve been struggling for a name for this recipe (!) .. the problem is that I set out to make ‘healthy chocolate muffins’ however the recipe ended up more like ‘healthy brownies in a muffin shape’ (!). I’m therefore really looking forward to reading the comments from those of you who make this recipe to see what you think – the mixture would work great in a silicone/baking paper lined metal loaf tin or silicone muffin cases alike (the mixture may not work in paper cases as it’s rather runny)!
These ‘brownie muffins’ come in at under 130 calories, with regular brownies ranging from 400-600 calories a slice (plus they’re around 24g fat)! So if you want to have your cake and eat it too then follow this recipe! I’ve swapped sugar for xylitol (40% fewer calories than sugar and doesn’t rot your teeth!), butter for vegetable (rapeseed) oil (high in healthy MUFA fat), and I used wholemeal flour to make these muffins not only lower in calories, sugar and fat but more nutritious too!
You can use self-raising flour or regular flour in this recipe – just see my note below if you use the latter! Thank you to Total Sweet for inspiring this recipe 🙂
P.S Please don’t expect a 100% true brownie taste.. these are ‘healthier guilt-free versions’ .. chocolatey bites of goodness, do let me know what you think![ingredients]
*if you don’t have wholemeal or white ‘self-raising flour’ use spelt flour with 1 tsp baking powder and 1.5 tsp baking soda!
*I got my silicone muffin cases from Amazon!
My banana loaf also gets a feature! TY Sarah (her 8 year old loved the muffins!)
My oat & blueberry muffins also get a feature!
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