Cacao Power Muffins//Gluten Free-Dairy Free

It's the last day of January... we made it! It's inarguably 2014 now, and to officially mark the passing of the first month of this new year, I have a recipe for you that I have been tweaking and testing and eating and eating and eating. Like every morning this month I have eaten one. (I'd say they're pretty good.)

I originally got the recipe from this incredible girl, Gina, whom (who? whom? I'm not sure) I went to high school with, and she's now like a healthy living, yoga, pure barre, glamazon extraordinaire. The original recipe was fall-inspired so the flavors were a medley of cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin pie. After autumn passed, though, I wanted what every warm-blooded woman of the world wants: A chocolate muffin for breakfast. And so I worked, and tried, and baked and finally: I conquered.

Cacao Power Muffins

    ✴ 1/2 cup coconut flour
    ✴ 3/4 cup to 1 full cup CACAO. (NOT cocoa!)
    ✴1/4 cup chocolate almond butter
    ✴ 1/2 tsp baking powder 
    ✴ 1/3 cup pumpkin purée 
    ✴ 3/4 cup coconut oil, melted
    ✴ 4 whole  eggs, 1 additional egg white
    ✴ 3 tsp vanilla 
    ✴ 1/4 cup  honey 

  •  Preheat over to 400*F
  •  Mix all dry ingredients together 
  •  In separate bowl, mix wet ingredients 
  •  Slowly add dry ingredients to the wet mixture 
  •  Spray muffin tray with coconut oil spray or use baking cups
  •  Divide the batter between the muffin tins
  •  Bake for 18-20 minutes or until done
All the credit goes to Gina, because even when I wanted to tweak the recipe, I humbly asked her advice. She is like a healthy baking enchantress! Anyway, I bake these at the beginning of the week, and my muffin tin holds 8 muffins. I freeze four of them for the next week, so that every batch makes enough for me to eat breakfast for two weeks (with adding in a wild card breakfast once a week). The calories aren't uber low, (hello, COCONUT OIL) but for a full breakfast, these suckers are FILLING-- thanks to the pumpkin and almond butter. Just eat them and shut up. 

You're welcome.

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