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Welcome to my blog - my ramblings about trying to find healthy, affordable gluten free food in St. John's, NL.
Despite being gluten free, I love to try new products and am always interested to hear about new places to eat.
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Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Vegan Double Chocolate Chunk Muffins

I love these muffins - they have a great chocolate taste, and the only added sugar is the chocolate chips as the recipe uses dates as a sweetener!

If you don't like buckwheat flour (it has a little stronger taste) you could sub in a millet, chickpea or quinoa flour as these are considered heavier gluten free flours.

Ingredients: 

1.5 cups of non-dairy beverage (I used Almond Fresh Original) - unsweetened is fine as well
1.5 cups of dates
3/4 cup of brown rice flour
3/4 cup buckwheat flour
1/4 cup coconut cream (this is the top part of the can of coconut milk after it is refrigerated)
4 Tbsp of cocoa powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup of vegan chocolate chips/chunks - I use Enjoy Life 

Method:

1. Preheat the over to 375 degrees and line 12 muffin holders

2. In a large mixing bowl combine and mix all the dry ingredients except the chocolate chips

3. Put the coconut cream, dates, vanilla, and 1 cup of non-dairy beverage in a food processors and blend until smooth. Stir this with the dry ingredients and slowly add the other 1/2 cup liquid.

4. Mix until you have a cake-like batter and stir in the chocolate chips.

5. Fill each muffin cup 3/4 of the way and bake for 18-22 minutes. Depending on your muffin size - check to ensure they do not over bake.


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