These Healthy Chocolate Avocado Muffins are vegan, refined-sugar-free, eggless and can be gluten-free! As well as containing NO butter or oil, they contain avocado – but you can’t taste it at all!
Look at these chocolate muffins.
Really closely inspect these chocolate muffins.
Can you see it? No, I don’t mean the gorgeously fudgy and soft texture. Nor am I referring to the deliciously indulgent chocolatey taste. I don’t even mean the melty chocolate chips poking out from the top.
The thing that I’m actually trying to get you to see, is in fact invisible.
Even if you take a bite of one of these scrumptious muffins, you wouldn’t be able to guess what hides within. You won’t realise that this invisible ingredient is responsible for the fudgy, smooth texture. It doesn’t affect the taste or smell. Absolutely undetectable.
Can you guess what it is?…
This very muffin right here contains: Avocado.
Due to the polyunsaturated fats in avocado, these Healthy Chocolate Avocado Muffins don’t require butter or oil. Not even Greek yoghurt! The avocado alone works in place of butter and gives the muffins a glossy sheen and wonderful texture.
As for the other ingredients, I used wholewheat self-raising flour which adds fibre to these cakes. However, if you need them to be gluten free, go ahead and use a gluten free self-raising flour instead! (Bear in mind that the texture will be slightly drier if you use a gluten-free flour blend.)
They are also egg free! And therefore Vegan, too!
Instead of normal sugar, I used some unrefined light muscovado sugar (which gives a mellow, rich undertone to the flavour). I also used maple syrup, which adds to the fudgy texture and is another unrefined natural sweetener which contains good nutrition.
How many people can you fool into thinking these are normal chocolate muffins? Trust me, they wouldn’t be able to guess that there is in fact avocado hidden within every bite…