Flourless Chocolate Hazelnut Muffins • Paleo, Grain-free, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Refined Sugar-free
I am overly excited to share this recipe with you today. This recipe is crazy delicious and was inspired by my Flourless Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe.
If anybody ever tells you that eating healthy or eating paleo is boring and does not taste good, you must make this recipe and prove them wrong.
I had a few friends not on the paleo diet that still eat a standard american diet try these muffins, and they said they couldn't believe it wasn't made with white sugar and flour.
These muffins have a rich chocolate and hazelnut flavor. Remember Nutella? Well, that combination of hazelnuts and chocolate that we know so well, goes way beyond expectations with these muffins.
The main reason is because the raw hazelnuts are freshly ground to a smooth and creamy consistency, and then mixed with raw, unprocessed chocolate powder.
This process also gives these muffins an incredible soft and fudgy consistency, without the need to add any oil, butter or flour.
I am not only thrilled at how this recipe turned out but I am more excited to share with you my first instructional video. As you all know, I have been posting my recipes with photos (that I personally take), but I have always wanted to share my recipes with video and this is the start!This is my very first video and I am sure they will improve over time so thanks for watching and please share with your family and friends. I would greatly appreciate your thoughts and feedback on the video and how I can improve.
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Paleo Flourless Chocolate Hazelnut Muffins (Gluten-free, Dairy-free)
- Process the hazelnuts in a food processor or high speed blender until creamy and smooth like peanut butter.
- Place hazelnut butter in a large bowl, and using a spoon mix in the raw cacao powder and baking soda until fully combined. Then mix in the chocolate chips.
- Place the banana, eggs, honey, apple cider vinegar and vanilla extract in the food processor and process until smooth.
- Add the banana mixture to the chocolate hazelnut butter and using a spatula mix until everything is fully combined.
- Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a muffin tin with 9 standard paper muffin cups. Fill each cup to the top with the mixture.
- Smooth the top of each muffin with the back of a spoon, then place a hazelnut in the center of each. Sprinkle top with more chocolate chips if you like.
- Bake muffins until a stick inserted into the center comes out clean, approximately 12-15 minutes. Allow muffins to cool on a wire rack.