CHERRY CHOCOLATE MUFFINS

CHERRY CHOCOLATE MUFFINS

 

CHERRY CHOCOLATE MUFFINS

If you are looking for something similar to a conventional sugar packed dessert than this is definitely not the recipe you care for. But, if you want dessert that is good for your body, not too sweet, packed with fiber, nutrients and screams antioxidants than you came to the right place.
It's light but filling and the best part is that it's sugar-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, hence, guilt-free...it's practically a new world wonder! There are so many flavors in one little muffin- ghee gives this dessert a hint of caramel, hazelnuts taste like nutella, cocoa powder tastes like chocolate and goes fantastic with sweet chopped cherries.
There is no need to roast hazelnuts in advance, let the hot oven do the work for you. I don't not like making extra steps in my recipes if the end result can be achieved much easier. So, no roasting the nuts beforehand. You're welcome. 🙂 
Nutrition Facts
CHERRY CHOCOLATE MUFFINS
Amount Per Serving (1 muffin)
Calories 218 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 34mg11%
Sodium 65mg3%
Potassium 335mg10%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 45IU1%
Vitamin C 2.1mg3%
Calcium 55mg6%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Resting Time in the oven 5 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 218 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 eggs organic, pasture-raised
  • 2 TBSP ghee
  • 2 cups hazelnuts you can substitute with 2.5 cups of hazelnut flour
  • 5 TBSP coconut milk
  • 1 tsp baking powder aluminum free
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice mix with baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup cacao powder
  • 1 cup cherries chopped
  • 1 cup dates pitted

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375 F.
  • Add pitted dates and hazelnuts to a blender and blend until smooth.
  • In a large bowl, mix blended dates and hazelnuts, eggs, ghee, vanilla extract, baking powder and baking soda with several lemon juice drops. Mix well.
  • Add chopped cherries and combine.
  • Bake in greased muffin cups for 30-35 minutes.
  • Turn the oven off and let cool in the oven for 5 more minutes.
  • Take out of the oven and let muffins cool.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1muffinCalories: 218kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 5gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 65mgPotassium: 335mgFiber: 4gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 45IUVitamin C: 2.1mgCalcium: 55mgIron: 1.7mg
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