These muffins are low enough in sugar that they make a great healthy snack, but are so delicious they could be passed off as a chocolate cupcake- only 6 grams of sugar per large muffin, or about 30 calories from sugar (I did not include the sugar from the applesauce).
My kids AND husband would 100% agree with this statement…everyone who has tasted these gems loves them, and I bet you will too!
Thank you to Nancy @ Real Food Allergy Free for inspiring me to create my my own version of her delicious recipe. Nancy has a real knack for creating tasty, family-pleasing foods. Many of her recipes are in my constant rotation (really!) Please take the time to visit her blog, she has a lot to offer!
- 1 cup water or milk
- 1 cup applesauce
- 3 tablespoons chia meal or flax meal
- ½ cup palm sugar or other granulated sugar
- 6 T xylitol or other granulated sugar
- ¼ teaspoon liquid stevia drops (I like Nu Naturals & Sweet Leaf)
- 3 tablespoons coconut oil (melted) or other oil
- 1⅔ cup gluten free oat flour (make your own by whirring gf rolled oats in a coffee grinder or high powered blender) I have also replaced ⅔ cup with other medium weight flours like sorghum and brown rice successfully. I bet teff would be awesome in these!
- ½ cup cocoa powder (I like Dagoba)
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Add in options: ½ cup chocolate chips (these are not sugar free), or diced fresh strawberries, raspberries, or dried cranberries.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large liquid measuring cup or bowl, whisk the wet ingredients though the coconut oil together.
- Set it aside about a minute to let the chia gel.
- Sprinkle the dry ingredients right on top, in order. Using a whisk to lightly mix the dry ingredients a bit before fully incorporating the wet.
- Fold in the add in of choice.
- Pour batter into a greased muffin tin and bake about 15-20 minutes until the tops are just set. It is important not to over-bake gluten free goods!
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