4 Ingredient Flourless Chocolate Muffins

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This four-ingredient flourless chocolate muffin recipe chocolate muffin recipe is a dessert recipe that you can feel good about. These muffins are rich, and would probably work great for cupcakes too. This healthy flourless chocolate muffin recipe only takes about 20 minutes to make from start to finish, and the best part is that no mixer is required. Peanut butter is used in this gluten-free recipe to help add a rich texture. You could also use some sunflower butter if you have a peanut allergy. If you want the rich texture, without the strong flavor of the peanut butter, you can also try using some macadamia butter or cashew butter in its place. This healthy chocolate muffin recipe is a vegan, grain-free and gluten-free recipe. The ingredients you will need for this gluten-free recipe includes creamy peanut butter, ripe bananas, maple syrup, and cocoa powder. You can store these gluten-free muffins in the fridge. They should be eaten within five days. You can also freeze these muffins. For the step by step gluten-free recipe, you will want to take a look at the My Whole Food Life site.

Many people crave chocolate and stay away from it because they are under the impression that it is fattening and unhealthy. Although many chocolate products are unhealthy and calories dense, this is because of the addition of ingredients such as sugar and not because of the cocoa itself. In fact, cocoa powder, is an ingredient that comes from the cocoa bean, and is highly nutritious. Cocoa powder can provide numerous health benefits. In a two-tablespoon serving of cocoa, there is just 25 calories and 1.5 grams of fat. The same serving also provides you with 3.6 grams of dietary fiber, which is 14 percent of the daily value, and eight percent of the daily value of iron and 14 percent of the daily value of magnesium. Cocoa powder also has antioxidants. Cocoa powder contains about 43.6 mg of flavonoids per gram. Flavonoids are part of a group of powerful antioxidants that are known as polyphenols. Cocoa powder is one of the highest polyphenol-containing foods. Also, hot cocoa is a drink recipe that contains more antioxidants per cup than a serving of red wine or tea.

It takes about 40 gallons of sap to make just one gallon of maple syrup because the sap is about 98 per cent water. The sugar water is then boiled over a wood fire, and what's left afterwards is the brown, sweet syrup known as maple syrup. Maple syrup contains antioxidants. Antioxidants can help to fight the damage that toxins and unhealthy habits and foods cause to the body, which eventually results in sickness and disease. In a study that compared the antioxidant capacity of natural sweeteners, pure maple syrup has shown intermediate antioxidant capacity, along with that of black strap molasses White sugar, corn syrup and agave syrup have shown minimal antioxidant activity. Pure maple syrup has to have 24 known antioxidants. When available, you want to choose Grade B maple syrup, which is darker, as it has a higher antioxidant capacity. Maple syrup also contains manganese. Manganese is a mineral that is often overlooked, but is vital in the enzymatic systems for carrying out energy production, protein metabolism and bone formation. Soil mineral loss that is related to high tech farming has created a depletion of the mineral of manganese, which makes it more necessary to consciously seek ways that help increase the intake of this mineral.

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