Does your family love chocolate? Are you desperately trying to get them to eat healthier? Well, thanks to Chef Taryn Littleton at Studio8Health we’ve got the low-down on the healthiest spoil in town! Keep reading for Taryn’s super healthy and super delicious recipe for Chocolate Chickpea Muffins – we’ve tried them and we still don’t believe there’s not a trace of sugar in them!
My son, absolutely loves these healthy sugar-free, gluten-free Chocolate Chickpea Muffins – he even asked me to bake them for his birthday party at school so all his classmates could try them too and every child in the class gobbled them down. My son’s school doesn’t allow sweets or any other unhealthy treats in their lunchboxes so these are a great way to spoil my little man while making sure he eats healthy. I also served the cupcakes to a group of friends at a party and all my guests couldn’t believe they were sugar free! Here’s what you need to create these delicious treats.
1 can of chickpeas
1/2 cup of honey or agave syrup
3 large eggs
1/3 cup of cocoa (I use raw organic cocoa powder as it’s filled with antioxidants and nutrients)
1tsp baking powder
3Tbsp virgin coconut oil
1 tsp vanilla extract.
Preheat the oven to 180c
Place everything into a blender, blend until smooth.
Pour into cupcake cases in a muffin tray and bake for +- 20 minutes.
The icing was made from raw cocoa paste, honey and coconut oil.
Taryn graduated from the prestigious Silwood School of Cookery and now works as a private chef and Callanetics instructor in Cape Town. She is a mom to a 6-year old boy and loves to create healthy eats and treats for her family. She joined the WomenStuff team in 2015 with the aim of combining her love of healthy cooking and fitness.