Tuesday, August 18, 2015

The MOST perfect chocolate muffin EVER. Damn.

These RBN cacao muffins are the bomb & make a great breakfast or snack.  Why #cacao and not #cocoa the difference you ask? 


Cacao: One of the purest form of chocolate we can consume.  Raw and less processed than cocao powder.  Excellent source of vitamins, fiber, carbs and protein.  Choose 75% or higher to reap the benefits of this superfood!

Cocoa: Prepared in a similar way, yet heated so we lose some of the vitamin/mineral potency and content.  If you choose to buy, make sure it is pure and not mixed with oils or sugars. 


  RBN Loco-Choco Muffins 

(Yields 6 large or 8/10 small) *Gluten-Free & Vegetarian


Dreamy and delicious cacao nibs!
What you'll need:
1 egg (organic, free-range, local if able)
1 banana* (1/2 cup apple sauce)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract (1/4 bean)
1/4 c coconut/flax/hemp oil (raw, cold-pressed, organic)
1-2 tbsp honey (raw) or maple syrup

In a separate bowl: Sift.

1 c gluten-free, AP flour**
1/4 c cacao powder/cocao if need be.
1/2 tsp baking soda (aluminum free)
1/2 c cacao nibs


What to do:  Preheat oven to 350.  Mix wet ingredients into dry.  Pour into muffin pan/liners - 3/4 full.  Cook for 20 or until cooked through.  Variations: Add nuts, melt chocolate and dip tops OR stuff a piece of dark salted choc on top/middle! MMM

Another version - With dark choc chunks on top for more of a "cupcake" feel!

RBN Tips: * Ripe bananas are the best for baking.  Don't throw them out, store in freezer for baking.  Let defrost in a bowl of hot water - voila!

**Can use sprouted flour if gluten isn't a concern!

I added some VitaGrains from Innotech Nutrition

The perfect bfast, snack or dessert!

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