I'm re-sharing a delicious Paleo treat that I've made a dozen times over the past year and when I make them, everyone who tries them wants the recipe! #luckyyou I'm traveling a lot this month and thus my baking and posting is hindered and delayed but that's even better for us both. You can make these for your Christmas events, guests, or Christmas morning! They are truly the perfect treat and can double as a dessert.
Paleo Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins:
- 1/2 cup almond butter
- 3/4 cup canned pumpkin
- 1 large egg
- 4 to 6 Tbsp honey
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 Tbsp ground flaxseed
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 cup Paleo friendly mini chocolate chips, plus more for sprinkling
- Sea salt to sprinkle on top of the muffins
Preheat your oven to 375* F and spray a 12 piece muffin pan with olive oil baking spray.
Combine the ingredients except the chocolate chips into a bowl and blend together very well using a high speed hand mixer or you may do this in a food processor. Once the batter is fully blended and smooth, add in the chocolate chips and blend thoroughly.
Fill each muffin cavity 3/4 full of batter. My batch made a perfect 12 count, you may get a little less depending on how full you're filling them. You can add additional chocolate chips on top of the muffins. I finish them off with a sprinkle of sea salt because there's nothing better than a salty/sweet combination!
Bake the muffins for 15-18 minutes and check on them by inserting a toothpick into the center of the muffin. If the toothpick comes out clean then they are done. Let the muffins cool 5-10 minutes before removing them from the pan.
These are great as a dessert, a snack, or breakfast if you allow chocolate for breakfast! I adapted my recipe from this one here.
These are the chocolate chips I used that you can sometimes find at the grocery store, but most likely will always find at Whole Foods.
I'd love to hear what your favorite Christmas tradition or recipe is so please comment below!
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