Dark Chocolate Avocado Muffins


These tasty muffins pack in a load of antioxidants from the dark chocolate as well as the creamy, rich taste of the avocado.  Avocado is considered the world’s healthiest fruit because  of its nutrient contents such as Vitamin K, dietary fiber, folic acid, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C and copper.  Moreover, avocados provide us with ‘oleic acid,’ a monounsaturated fat that may help lower cholesterol.  So, go ahead and dig in to these healthy, tasty muffins!

muffins

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup melted dark chocolate
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup honey
  • 3/4 cup almond milk (can also use soy milk, rice milk, hemp milk or coconut milk)
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

Directions

  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large bowl combine melted chocolate, vanilla, oil, milk, avocado and honey.  Puree until smooth.
  • In a separate bowl mix together flour, coconut flakes, baking soda and baking powder; mix well.
  • Mix the avocado puree with the dry ingredients; mix well.
  • Pour into muffin cups and bake for 20 minutes or until done.
  • Enjoy!
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7 Responses

  1. Mmmmm, these were wonderful. My 2 year old gobbled them up!

    • These were outstanding! I’m wary of “healthy” desserts, but these were rich and decadent. You can’t taste the avocado at all! I added some cacao nibs for a bit of an extra crunch. I would recommend these to anyone! Any more chocolate desserts up your sleeve?

      • Thank you so much, Danielle…I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed these muffins..they’re one of my favorites…I will surely be posting some more chocolate recipes soon! For now, take a peek at my Recipes Page as there are some tasty options on there, as well! Have a great day and thank you for your comment.

        Best, Amie

  2. Wow, these are delicious! Enjoying them with an avocado & raspberry smoothie – perfection. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!!

    • Thank you, I’m so glad to hear you like this recipe….I hope you like these muffins…the avocado makes them incredibly moist and pairs perfectly with the dark chocolate….you’re right this would be delish with a raspberry smoothie…now you’ve got me yearnin’ to make them…yummmm….enjoy!

  3. Can’ t wait to try these…
    Can you use cows milk also? What is reason for omiting this option?
    How many muffins does this make? Thanks

    • I’m so glad you’re interested in baking my tasty avocado muffins…they’re one of my favorites! Yes, you surely can use cows milk, I unfortunately am lactose intolerant, therefore I cannot use cows milk, but I have friends that use cows milk for this recipe and the muffins taste delish. This recipe makes 12 muffins. Enjoy and let me know how you like them.

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