Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Muffins {paleo, dairy, refined sugar & gluten free}
 
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Serves: 10
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups almond flour
  • ¼ cup coconut flour
  • ¼ cup tapioca flour
  • ¼ cup plus 1 tbsp cacao powder
  • ¼ cup protein powder
  • 1½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp pink Himalayan sea salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • ¼ cup melted coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • ⅛ tsp stevia
  • 2 tbsp. maple syrup optional
  • ¼ Lily's dark chocolate chips
  • *note for details protein & sweetener
  • Frosting:
  • ½ cup peanut butter or sunflower seed butter
  • ½ cup soaked cashews
  • 1 tbsp raw honey
  • ¼ cup coconut cream full fat
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. In a mixer or bowl blend flours, baking soda & powder, salt and cacao powder.
  2. In a separate bowl cream eggs, oil, extracts, stevia and milk.
  3. Add liquid to dry mixing until all ingredients are blended creamy. Be careful not to over mix.
  4. Fold in the chocolate chips gently. Bake 350 degrees for 20-35 min. depending on oven.
  5. Using a toothpick to see if it comes out clean is helpful to know if they are done.
  6. While muffins are baking, make the frosting by creaming all the ingredients in a food processor or blender.
  7. Let muffins cool at least 20 min before frosting.
Notes
I hesitate to call these muffins because they are decadent like a cupcake but so packed with nutrients it is good for you too! When adding protein powder consider if it is sweetened or not and guage the need to add stevia. Adding 2-4 tbsp of maple syrup will help the muffin be friendly to palates not used to clean eating. I like Lily's dark chocolate chips because they are clean and sweetened with stevia. The frosting is creamy sweet and lends to that cupcake appeal. You can of coarse use stevia instead of honey in the frosting. Also, it is best to frost them as you need them and I would keep the frosting in the fridge. They are ok on the counter for a bit. If you read the post that goes with this recipe you will see I give the option for almond or sun butter due to the concern peanut butter is not a health food for many reasons. The frosting is not necessary because the muffin is delicious. When using plant based proteins like pea verses whey you may need a tad bit more liquid in this recipe as pea is fibrous. Please use organic ingredients when you can.
Recipe by Spoonful of Health Delicious Gluten Free Recipes, Paleo and FreeDiet approved at https://spoonfulofhealth.com/chocolate-peanut-butter-protein-muffins-paleo-dairy-refined-sugar-gluten-free/