I guess by now everybody knows that I am on a healthy diet & actually will have to keep following it for a good while until I lose all those extra kilos I gained since I gave birth (which was 4 years ago). Too long, ha? I know! But the good news is, I will be posting a lot of healthy recipes so if you are planning to lose weight, here is your chance.
Dieting for me doesn’t mean depriving myself of everything; actually I eat everything in moderation & try to find healthy alternatives for the things I love.
DESSERTS!! I love anything sweet especially cakes/muffins/cookies; anything that goes well with a cup of tea with milk. So, I am always in search of desserts that are low in calories yet still taste amazing!
This muffin recipe right here is a WINNER; it has only 2 1/2 tbsp whole wheat flour & 3 tbsp brown sugar yet it really tastes so chocolately & rich! The combination of peanut butter & chocolate is far beyond delicious!
A very moist & rich muffin that satisfies your sugar craving without feeling guilty.
LIGHT CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER MUFFINS
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 3/4 tsp baking powder
- 2 1/2 tbsp whole wheat flour
- pinch salt
- pinch cinnamon (optional)
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 cup yoghurt
- 2 tbsp honey
- 3 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 180 C.
- Lightly grease a muffin tin with oil. Don’t use paper liners.
- Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl. Set aside. In another bowl, mix the wet ingredients.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients & stir until just combined. Don’t overmix.
- Fold in the chocolate chips.
- Scoop the batter into the muffin tin using an ice cream scoop.
- Bake for about 13-18 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted in the middle comes out with few crumbs not batter.
- Let cool in the tray for about 10 minutes then run a knife around each muffin & get them out. Serve warm or at room temperature.
- Store in an airtight container at room temperature for about 3 days.
- I used Fino’s peanut butter but you can use any brand.
- You can use dark chocolate chips instead of the semi sweet ones.
- You can add nuts or dried fruits to the muffins.
Recipe adapted with changes from chelseamessyapron.com