It’s super cold this morning, and I woke up a little on the late side. I forcefully snuggle my son awake and out of bed to get dressed for school, while I scramble to the kitchen for breakfast. Now, you already know about my affinity for cereal, and if you don’t, know that cereal is a meal that can be had at any time of day, don’t fight me on this. But its cold and I felt slightly bad about giving him a cold breakfast. I mean, I know he should mostly be happy that I didn’t shove a granola bar in his face while we were in the car on the way to school, but I digress. Healthy double chocolate muffins to the rescue.
These healthy double chocolate muffins are gems. They’re delicious and kid approved and did I mention healthy? You mix it all up in your blender, or whichever your preferred method is, and pour the batter into a muffin tin and bake. You pretty much cannot mess these up, and if you do, we need to have a talk.
I follow the South Beach Diet as my lifestyle, because truly that’s what it is. It’s not a diet, it teaches you how food breaks down in your body, and you will forever look at food as protein and fats that will keep you fuller longer, and work to keep that belly trim. Count me in.
This recipe is great for any phase of the diet, unless you add in the banana in which case, it would work for phase two or three, but not phase one. Which is still totally great. This is the way (any Mandalorian fans out there?).
Healthy Double Chocolate Muffins: Did I mention these are grain free? I found this recipe on Thirty Handmade Days, and please check her out because she has tons of other banana muffin combinations that will rock your world.
1 Cup Natural Peanut butter (I use Jiff)
2 large eggs
2 Bananas (omit the banana to make these phase one friendly)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla
Dark Chocolate chips
1/4 cup-ish cocoa powder
Now, put all that ingredients in your blender, minus the chocolate chips, and blend it real good. It’ll be all thick and gooey and delicious looking. Spray a little pam in your muffin tin, then pour the batter in. Sprinkle in the dark chocolate chips to each coup and stir a bit. Pop that bad boy into the oven at 400 for about eight minutes. Now look, you know your oven, so adjust your cooking time based on how fickle that beast is.
Aaaaand done. You now have healthy double chocolate muffins. Peace be with you. Go and spread the good news. You can have chocolate for breakfast. The kids will worship you. So will your coworkers if you’re nice and decide to bring some to work to share.
Are you a breakfast person? I typically am not, but I also do not like to pass up the opportunity to have chocolate for breakfast. People change. Give these a try and lemme know what you think!
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