Cacao and Chia Muffins

Instead of reaching for the Danish pastries, rustle up a batch of these wholesome snacks. Cacao-chip and chia muffins are low in sugar as well as being a good source of dietary fibre and omega 3 fatty acids. Raw cacao nibs are a great alternative to milk chocolate chips.
Serves
12
Difficulty
Intermediate
Category
Snack
Gluten Free
No
Dairy Free
No
Vegan
No
Vegetarian
Yes
Total Time
25 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole-meal flour
  • 1 cup whole oats
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup Stevia (Natvia) for baking
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup low fat milk
  • 1/2 cup Greek yoghurt
  • 11/2 tsps vanilla extract
  • 2/3 raw cacao nibs
  • 1/2 cup chia seeds

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius.
  2. Grease mini muffin tin with olive oil spray.
  3. In a bowl, combine flour, baking powder and soda mixing well to combine. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk together egg, Greek yoghurt and Stevia (Natvia) until smooth.
  5. Add in olive oil along with vanilla extract, mixing well.
  6. Add in milk and whisk until combined and gently stir in the dry ingredients.
  7. Place about 1 1/2 tablespoons mixture into each muffin liner, filling them 3/4 of the way full.
  8. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until tops slightly browned.
  9. Remove and let cool for a few minutes before serving.
Nutritional Information
Recipe makes: 12 serves

Serving size: 50 g

Nutrient Per Serve Per 100g
Energy (kJ) 657.37 1314.74
Energy (Cals) 157.04 314.08
Protein (g) 5.61 11.21
Total fat (g) 8.48 16.97
Saturated fat (g) 1.23 2.46
Carbohydrate (g) 12.81 25.63
Sugars (g) 1.33 2.66
Dietary fibre (g) 3.77 7.54
Sodium (mg) 230.94 461.89


 
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