Chocolate Banana Gluten Free, Flourless Muffins

ImageIn the mood for a little chocolate, but you don’t want all the fat and carbs that come along with it? Well, I have the just the muffin for you! It has the creaminess of bananas, as well, as that richness of your favorite chocolate treat.

Not to mention, it is loaded with flax and chia seeds! This will make you feel full longer. The simple addition of flax and chia will add fiber, fight belly fat and stabilize your blood sugar. Check out some awesome health benefits of chia seeds here.

Now, let’s getting baking this scrumptious, low-fat, high protein dessert or even chocolate breakfast treat! I really like eliminating flour (even gluten free flour) from recipes. I feel better substituting whey protein powder – for energy!

You will need: 2 bananas (I used 2 really ripe ones – that I was about to throw away), 1 cap full vanilla extract, 2 scoops whey protein powder, 2 cage free eggs, 1 tbsp. ground flax seed, 1 tbsp. chia seeds, 1 heaping tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder, 1 tbsp. baking powder, 1 tbsp. baking soda.

I put the 2 bananas in the food processor just to make them like a paste – then poured this mixture into a bowl. Add in the eggs, flax, chia seeds, baking soda, baking and cocoa powder and that cap full of vanilla. Mix up this yummy chocolate paste. Taste for perfection.

Preheat the oven to 350 and line a cupcake tin with liners. Fill the liners with your good mixture and bake for 20-25 minutes. Enjoy!


Gluten Free Dark Chocolate Icing

icingAlright – this makes my mouth water just saying dark chocolate icing, but add in “gluten free” = I am in heaven. Not to mention there are no preservatives in this mix whatsoever.

I have always loved DOVE Dark Chocolate. It melts in your mouth; however, you can never just stop at eating one. And, really, who knows all that is in that processed piece of goodness.

Well, now you can make your own natural dark chocolate icing with just 3 simple ingredients. It’s pretty rich – so, I’d stop at just one helping.

You will need a food processor or blender for this. All I did was add in: 1 ripe avocado, 3 1/2 tbsp. honey (please use local honey!) and 3 1/2 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder.

Then blend this all together. It makes a rich paste that is fantastic. If you think your icing is too think – try adding in a splash of coconut milk. That should do the trick.

I was a little skeptical at first; but this is utterly AMAZING. Don’t believe me – try it for yourself. It is that easy and you will think you are a master chef after making this recipe. Delicious.