Flourless chocolate fudge teff muffins are packed with nutrition, yet taste like decadent brownies! They are gluten-free, vegan and flourless, too.
Happy Tuesday everyone!
I hope you had a fulfilling weekend. Ours was hectic, but now it’s rain, rain and more rain, perfect for catching up and also ideal for baking an array of pucks.
I have several friends and spinning participants who competed in the Boston marathon yesterday (whoo-hoo! You guys rock!) who have specifically requested some healthy chocolate to both celebrate and refuel. I am happy to oblige with my Chocolate Fudge Teff Muffins.
These double chocolate wonders resemble muffins in the photo above, but they are more like portable breakfast porridge disguised as a rich, fudge-like brownie. They taste like pure decadence, yet have a mere 138 calories per puck, are naturally gluten-free, have no added fat, no nuts, and are naturally sweetened by dates.
The star ingredient is teff, the world’s tiniest grain. Teff is naturally gluten-free and high in protein, fiber, magnesium and iron. It is a great addition to your pantry! The remaining ingredients are familiar and likely in your pantry already: unsweetened cocoa powder, dates, milk (nondairy or dairy), vanilla, and flaxseed meal.
Assembly is easy-breezy. You will need to cook the teff, but it only takes about 10 minutes. Next, blend the dates with the milk and cocoa powder and then stir everything together. Spoon the batter into muffin cups, bake, and you have chocolate bliss, perfectly portable, incredibly filling and oh-so-amazing.
You can easily bump up the protein, too! I like to add a scoop of plant-based protein powder to the date-cocoa-milk mixture (I add about 3 to 4 tablespoons of additional liquid–either water or milk). Feel free to do the same with your favorite protein powder.