Chocolate Avocado Muffins

Sunday, February 17, 2013


Happy Sunday Everyone! Today I used my overripe avocados to make something quite special, chocolate avocado muffins! I usually will just make a quick guacamole with ripe avocados but I found this muffin recipe the other day at Kitchen Apparel and really wanted to try it out.

These healthy little muffins contain gluten-free flour and there are no eggs or butter in this making them both vegan and gluten-free friendly.  Most of the ingredient list I already had on hand, the only thing I had to pick up from Bulk Barn was the coconut flour and almond meal.  It took about 15 minutes to prepare the muffins and another 20 minutes to bake.  The batter was easy to whip up but it’s important not to over-mix when combining the wet and dry ingredients.  The batter should be light and fluffy!  You can top these muffins with any chopped nut or even chocolate chips, or leave them bare.

My mom tried the first one and kind of looked at me funny and said “boy these are definitely a healthy muffin”.  Meaning they are not SWEET enough for her.  I tried one right after her and noticed that the consistency of the muffin is very moist and crumbles apart, which I don’t mind. They tasted very rich in cocoa powder with a hint of maple for sweetness and of course you couldn't taste the avocado in it at all! The richness of the cocoa powder made me want to chug a glass of milk with these, which made for the most perfect satisfying snack.  My sister really enjoyed these too as they are a nice change from your regular sugary muffin.  She even asked to bring some to work so that she can have it in the morning for breakfast.  Being the nice sister that I am, I said yes, even though the recipe only makes 12 muffins and 3 were already GONE!  If you’re in the mood for a healthier muffin that is moist and delicate in flavour and rich in heart-healthy omega, then these muffins are just the right thing!


Chocolate Avocado Muffins
makes 12 muffins

Ingredients
Wet Ingredients:
6 tablespoons avocado oil (or your choice of oil)
1 1/2 cups milk (I used almond milk)
1/2 cup natural cane sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
1 avocado peeled and mashed up (about 1/2 cup)

Dry Ingredients:
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/2 cup almond meal
1/2 cup raw cacao powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 teaspoons aluminum free baking powder

Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all of the wet ingredients.  Using a hand mixer, mix on low until smooth.
  3. In another large bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients and whisk together until combined. 
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix on low until combined (do not over mix).
  5. Divide batter amongst 12 muffin cups filling up until ¾ full.
  6. Sprinkle on your toppings and bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Let them cool on a wire rack before digging in!





Happy Healthy Baking!

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31 comments

  1. oh my GOODNESS these look good. I have yet to try avocado in any baking recipes! I gotta get on that.

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    1. It was my first time using avocado in baking, glad I did :)

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  2. Avocado is such a rockstar:) Love this!

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  3. I am so happy I found that amazing recipe here!!! Those muffins does not only look delicious but what's important to me are egg free & gluten free and contain beneficial avocado and avocado oil. I can't wait to try those beauties. Thank you :)

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  4. Oh, yum! I have combined avocado and coconut flour and chocolate with success before too, and they do seem to be a winning combination. I've never made baked goods with them though (mine were a no bake brownie type dish) and now I want to try these muffins promptly :)

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  5. I baked once avocado muffins and they were delicious. I love the combo with chocolate even more!

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  6. I love avocado...and chocolate! These remind me of the time I made (and loved) chocolate avocado pudding - certainly not for the non-avocado lover. I've never baked with avocado before, so I'll be giving this recipe a try :)

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    1. yum, choco-avocado pudding sounds fantastic!

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  7. I've never thought to combine avocado and chocolate. The muffins look delicious.

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  8. Very cool muffins, I really enjoy avocado used in sweets and it makes things so moist. Will have to give them a try.

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  9. I've been baking alot with avocado and I think it gives a slight "banana" flavor. I'm sure with the chocolate they are quite yummy

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  10. I have always wanted to try baking with avocado because it sounds interesting and they are so healthy. I should go for it. You muffins look great!

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  11. Wow, I never thought to bake with avocado before! I'm not much of a fan of it raw, so maybe that's how I can use it. :)

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  12. Very interesting. I love your mom's comment!

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  13. Natalie...these muffins look so good....they almost look like brownies! I've always wanted to incorporate avocado into my baking. You've given me the most beautiful visual inspiration! : )

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  14. Muffins with avocado sound so great! Yum!!

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  15. They look so incredibly moist and decadent, still! =)

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  16. They are so original. I have never used avocado in baking!

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  17. I never would have thought to combine avocados with chocolate, but I have to admit that these sound very intriguing!

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  18. I'm about to have an overripe avocado on my hands and these are totally what I should make with it! Thanks for sharing!

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  19. these muffins with avocado look delicious!!

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  20. What a great way to sneak in healthy avocado!

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  21. Thanks for dropping by North of Wiarton, Natalie. I have added myself Joined up as a Follower so I can follow your future posts. Take care.

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  22. these sound like my sort of muffin - I have made more regular muffins with chocolate and avocado but I love the combo of the almond flour and coconut flour

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  23. I love that you make treats a bit healthier and lighter. I'm all for that! : )

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  24. wow these look great, would never think of adding avocado ! luckily i got alot of them this wk!

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    1. Oh my, girl. I've never used avocado in baking before, and I had no idea it could make such a lovely muffin... or anything like this. And you'd better believe I will be making these for my husband and myself come this weekend or one of the following because they sound delightful!

      I love how you spun a traditional muffin on its head and made it healthier with this without losing any of the flavor!

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  25. Chocolate and avocado combination! That's something I've heard and seen, yet I've never tried in my life! Now I am really curious to taste this muffins. I want these for my breakfast!

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  26. Natalie,

    This is absolutely genius and delicious! So healthy!

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