November 9, 2010

Avocado Chocolate Chip Muffins

This is what happens when you have an overripe avocado and banana, an unopened bag of chocolate chips, a baking itch, and entirely too much time on your hands.

Avocado chocolate chip muffins

- 1 3/4 cup sprouted spelt flour
- 1/4 cup organic cane sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips
- 1/2 tsp salt

- 1 ripe avocado
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 flax egg
- 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Up to 3/4 cup non-dairy milk

- Preheat oven to 350.
- In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients. Set aside.
- Mash avocado and banana by hand or in a food processor until smooth. Combine mixture with remaining wet ingredients and slowly add the wet to the dry. Mix until just combined, adding non-dairy milk in tablespoon increments until batter is wet, but not runny. Fold in chocolate chips.
- Spoon into a greased (and/or lined) muffin tin and fill about 3/4 of the way up. Bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Makes 10-12

Do not fear the avocado! It didn't turn my muffins green or make them taste like guacamole; the flavors in this muffin are very subtle. They're dense, wonderfully gooey and just sweet enough to make for a nice, hearty breakfast companion or a late night chocolate fix. In fact, I think I'll have another one now - breakfast is calling me.

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  1. These sound delicious! I love how you incorporated healthy fats from the avocado in here.

  2. Those muffins sound awesome! I'll have to try this.

  3. These sound and look amazing! I've always been afraid to bake with avocado but I'll have to give it a go.

  4. @Evan Thomas

    Thanks! Do it, I promise it works super well. I also really like avocado in raw desserts.

  5. @Michelle

    Thank you! Let me know how they turn out if you try 'em.

  6. Mmmm, this looks phenomenal! I love using bananas in baking...strange because I really don't like plain, raw bananas!

  7. @Faith @ lovelyascharged

    Really? I don't think I've gone a day without a banana in months!

  8. I love bananas! So do the girls. I also love avocados. Will have to try this one out. Looks great!

  9. now this is something that I MUST try! What a brilliant idea! I am a new follower


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  13. Can't wait to try them!