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Ohhhh yes!

Double chocolate chilli muffins!! Need I say more?

Oh how I LOVE those…

An intense double chocolate taste with a subtle but satisfying spicy kick. YUM.

And now is the best part: they are entirely paleo, vegan and gluten-free!

How awesome is that?

Chocolate Chilli Muffins. An INTENSE double chocolate taste with a little spicy kick | www.onecleverchef.com

I remember that when I started cooking several years ago, muffins were much closer to cake than anything else. Most muffin recipes were using tons of really bad fat (Remember crisco?).

Still, a lot of people thought they were the healthiest thing in the world at that time and would often rely on them as a “healthier alternative” for snacks and breakfast.

Then, a few years later, when “healthy” became the new trend, muffins became a lot less popular, for obvious reasons…

People started seeing them the way they really are: cake in disguise!

Oh no! What a bummer…

THEN came the REAL FOOD movement…

Chocolate Chilli Muffins. An INTENSE double chocolate taste with a little spicy kick | www.onecleverchef.com

With diets such as paleo, vegan and gluten-free becoming so popular, people started thinking of ways to make all of their favorite food and recipes “friendly” to their particular diet.

Muffins, along with many other things (even cake!) became 100% healthy, if prepared the right way with specific ingredients.

What a magic trick!

People learned how to cook with a lot of unexpected and sometimes strange ingredients to make food healthy. Coconut (flour, oil and sugar), mashed or dried fruit, spiralized vegetables, various nuts…

Chocolate Chilli Muffins. An INTENSE double chocolate taste with a little spicy kick | www.onecleverchef.com

I could go on and on with the impressive list of super healthy ingredients available to us nowadays.

Before I started my food blog, I knew nothing about them, except for maybe… Whole wheat flour and pure oatmeal?

To me, at that time, putting the words “Double Chocolate” and “super healthy” in the same sentence was a BIG FAT LIE!

But now I can say it with confidence:

Those double chocolate spicy bites of goodness are super healthy!

There. I said it. Ha!

Chocolate Chilli Muffins. An INTENSE double chocolate taste with a little spicy kick | www.onecleverchef.com

Aren’t they cute?

They aren’t just pretty, they are also flourless, fat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, vegan, gluten-free, paleo, protein-packed and low-calorie !

Whoa, what a long list of good reasons to try them! 😉

They are also quick and easy to make as they require nothing more than one bowl and a whisk.

More Breakfast Recipe(s):

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  • Peanut Butter Porrige

Chocolate Chilli Muffins. An INTENSE double chocolate taste with a little kick. No sugar, paleo, vegan, gluten-free!

Double Chocolate Chilli Muffins

Prep Time 10 minutes

Cook Time 15 minutes

Total Time 25 minutes

Servings 15 mini muffins

Calories 127 kcal

Author One Clever Chef

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F and grease a muffin tin.

  2. Mix all of the dry ingredients in a large bowl, stir well.

  3. Add the rest of the ingredients except for the chocolate chips and mix thoroughly.

  4. Add the chocolate chips and mix well.

  5. Divide the muffin batter equally amongst the muffin tins.

  6. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

  7. Remove from oven then remove the muffins from the pan to allow for cooling.

Recipe Notes

* I used a gluten-free / vegan option for the chocolate chips. If you can’t find any at your local grocery store, Amazon offers some very good products

** You may use plant-based protein powder for a vegan version but take note that this type of protein powder soaks more moisture so you should reduce the amount of coconut flour to 1/4 cup and gradually add some almond milk until the mixture has the consistency of muffin batter (similar to pudding).

Nutrition Facts

Double Chocolate Chilli Muffins

Amount Per Serving (1 Mini muffin)

Calories 127 Calories from Fat 54

% Daily Value*

Fat 6g9%

Saturated Fat 2g13%

Cholesterol 7mg2%

Sodium 64mg3%

Potassium 264mg8%

Carbohydrates 14g5%

Fiber 3g13%

Sugar 6g7%

Protein 5g10%

Vitamin A 75IU2%

Vitamin C 2mg2%

Calcium 65mg7%

Iron 0.7mg4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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