Double Chocolate Mini Muffins

This recipe is adapted from a recipe from the blog Paleo Spirit, but I made these ones egg-free to fit my family’s allergies. These little treats are moist and good for any chocolate craving, but are still very healthy and sweetened with fruit! You can make these in an 8×8” pan, but the mini muffins make portion control much easier!

These are not super sweet; if you have a strong sweet tooth, try adding some Stevia or honey to the recipe.

I have several brownie recipes I have made and plan to make. I am still working on some healthy frosting recipes, too, so stay tuned for more brownie recipes with extras…

Double Chocolate Mini Muffins                                     Makes @ 24-30 mini muffins

Free of: nuts, dairy, soy, gluten, eggs

1 cup pitted dates (prunes or raisins will work too)

1 cup applesauce or 1-2 bananas

3 Tbsp. sunflower seed butter (or other nut or seed butter of choice)

3 Tbsp. coconut oil

1 Tbsp. vanilla

1/2 tsp. salt

3 Tbsp. flaxseed meal, or ground chia seed

1/2 cup coconut flour*

1/2 cup cocoa powder

1 tsp. baking soda

2 tsp. baking powder

3/4 cup strong coffee

2/3 cup chocolate chips

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 ˚ F and spray a mini muffin pan with oil.
  2. Put the dates and the applesauce (or banana) into a food processor and process until pureed. Add in the sunbutter, coconut oil, vanilla, and salt and process again until well blended.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients. Add in the pureed fruit and mix together with a hand blender. Slowly add in the brewed coffee while blending until incorporated.  Stir in the chocolate chips if using.
  4.  Fill the mini muffin cups full (there is no need for liners with these). The batter is quite thick, so you can roll into balls and flatten into the muffin cups if you like.
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Let cool for a bit before removing from the pan.

You can cook the batter in an 8×8” pan instead; these will cook for @ 35 minutes at 350˚ F. These are very soft inside, but they set up well after they cool sufficiently.

*Any other gluten-free flour may work, but because coconut flour is so absorbent, you may have to experiment with the amount of liquid in the recipe if you change the type of flour

Adapted from the Chocolate Paleo Snack Cake recipe on the Paleo Spirit blog


10 thoughts on “Double Chocolate Mini Muffins

  1. What a great take on this recipe! My youngest son has a couple of friends who are allergic to eggs. I plan on giving this a try the next time we have them over for a play date. I always love to see the creative ways recipes can be adapted for people with allergies. Great job!

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