Chocolate Chip Muffins [ Refined Sugar Free ]

Chocolate chip muffins without refined sugar can *actually* taste good.

I’m not sugar-coating this one. 😉. There’s no added sugar in these muffins, except for the dairy-free chocolate morsels that are totally optional. These sugar-free chocolate muffins are sweetened by Lucuma and bananas.

Lucuma contains less sugar but more nutrients than table sugar.

More specifically, it has about half the carbs and 75% less sugar than the same amount of table sugar.

Lucuma contains a variety of antioxidants, which are powerful compounds that help protect your cells from damage caused by free radicals.

Lucuma powder also offers a relatively good amount of both soluble and insoluble fiber unlike most other common sweeteners, such as table sugar.

I prefer to bake with natural sweeteners and am always thinking of ways to reduce sugar while enjoying a sweet treat.

Are you a chocolate lover?

 

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Chocolate Chip Muffins

Prep Time15 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dairy free, gluten free, sugar free

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1 tablespoon coconut milk or other milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon aluminum-free baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 4 tablespoons raw cacao powder
  • 1/4 cup lucuma powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate morsels

Instructions

  • In a bowl mash the banana and add the coconut milk and vanilla. You can use a whisk or an electric hand blender.
  • Next add the eggs one at a time, whisking in until well blended
  • Add the olive oil and mix well.
  • In a seperate bowl mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cacao powder, cinammon, and lucuma powder
  • Add the wet ingredients to to the dry, and mix until all is combined and your batter is formed. Fold n the walnuts and the chocolate morsels.
    Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Check for doness with a tooth pick.
    Let cool for 10 minutes before enjoying.

Notes

If you don't have Lucuma powder you can substitute half a banana and one to two more tablespoons of almond flour.
Make this vegan by using two flax eggs. Mix 2 tablespoons of ground flaxseeds with 4 tablespoons of water. Mix and let sit for 5 minutes. Then add 1/4 cup of nut milk or water to the recipe instead of 1 tablespoon.