Spook-tacular Choc Chip Muffins
Halloween is right around the corner! I got an invitation for a super cool halloween party and was asked to bring some spooky food with me. Admittedly, I have a sweet tooth and I love chocolate more than anything else so I to bake one of my favourites: Spooky chocolate chip muffins!
Unfortunately almost every chocolate cake recipe contains a lot of unhealthy fats and a ton of added sugar.
What some people don't realise is the dded sugar has some really bad and harmfull effects on your body:
- It increases bad cholesterine
- It overloads the liver with fructose and turns it into fat
- It’s bad for your teeth
- It can cause insulin resistance which can turn into diabetis
- It’s highly addictive and promotes sugar cravings
Instead of those unhealthy sugars I choose to sweeten my chocolate chip muffins with banana, which contains natural sugar. Naturally contained sugars are well balanced by the vitamins, fiber and other healthy components of the nana, which help your body in managing the sugar digestion.
So here's the Recipe for 12 of these spooky muffins;
For the dough:
200 g whole grain flour
2 ripe bananas
50 g coconut palm sugar
75 g coconut oil
75 g avocado
150 g dairy free milk
4 tbsp raw cocoa
4 tbsp dark (and sugarfree) chocolate chips
1 tsp baking powder
a pinch of salt
Mix the whole grain flour, raw cocoa, baking powder and salt. Use another bowl to mash the bananas and avocado with a fork. Add the coconut oil, eggs and coconut palm sugar and mix until it's creamy. Now pour the dry ingredients into the egg mix. When it gets hard to stir, pour in the dairy free milk. Stir very well, as we want some super soft chocolate muffins. In the end you can stir in the chocolate chips and - if you want feel free to add in other ingredients like nuts or dry berries.
I used some cute black and white paper cups as baking tins. I found them in a little shop in my town, but I'm sure you can find some similar in a local shop or online.
Bake the muffins for 20-25 minutes with 180°C. Let them cool down.
When the muffins have cooled down, you can decorate them! I thought some ghosts would be perfect for halloween!
What you need for the ghost topping:
1-2 ripe bananas
100 g white (sugarfree) chocolate
eatable eyes or fondant to make some
Cut the nanas into pieces as big as you want your ghosts. The two ends of the nana are perfectly shaped. You can rounden the other pieces with a knife. Melt the chocolate in bowl and fill it into a bag. Cut a little whole in the bag so you can add the chocolate carefully and save some calories. Coat the ghosts and let the chocolate set for a while. Don't forget to attach the eyes to your little spooky friends!
I wanted to make my muffins a bit more colourfull so I topped them with littly marshmellows and pumpkins. I'm sure you are creative and find some cool toppings for yours!