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!|
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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