Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Chocolate Peppermint Muffins

Ok, these look so delicious...and what better time to have something sweet, yet healthy, than right now!  Let's face it...there are sweets galore all around us that are at Christmas parties and in the office and other gatherings.  Well...why not bring something that's super yummy and is not going to kill your waistline!?!?!

So when you go to your next holiday gathering bring along these yummy treats and, shhhh...don't tell your secret ingredient!!  ;)

Chocolate Peppermint Muffins, healthy recipe for your holiday party,
Chocolate Peppermint Muffins

Indulge your sweet tooth with these minty chocolate muffins made from good-for-you ingredients.
Total Time: 22 min.
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cooking Time: 12 min.
Yield: 12 servings, 1 muffin each
1 (15-oz.) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained, rinsed
3 large eggs
½ cup raw honey
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp. baking soda
3 Tbsp. coconut oil, melted
½ tsp. pure peppermint extract (careful here, don't go overboard!)
1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
2. Prepare 12 muffin cups by lining with muffin papers or coating with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.
3. Place chickpeas, eggs, honey, cocoa powder, baking soda, coconut oil, and extract in blender or food processor; cover. Blend until smooth.
4. Place batter in a medium bowl.
5. Divide batter among 12 prepared muffin cups.
6. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
7. Cool completely and enjoy!

Chocolate Peppermint Muffins, healthy recipe for your holiday party,

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