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Sunday, September 11, 2011

Healthy and No sugar added.. Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cupcakes/Muffins...with hidden bonus ingredients!

Can you tell I like chocolate and peanut butter!! This recipe is so great! There is no sugar added! The twins in my sister's belly like them..I added some protein powder because they need more protein!

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cupcakes (or Muffins)

1 1/2 cups of whole wheat flour (I use fresh ground hard red and white mix)
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 cup cocoa
1 cup bittersweet or semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 egg
3/4 cup whole milk or kefir
3/4 cup agave
2 Tbsp of Truvia
1/3 cup canola oil
1 tsp vanilla
Optional Bonus Items:
Peanut Butter
3/4 scoop of Protein Powder..I used vanilla but chocolate would be good too!
Preheat Oven to 350 degrees and line your muffin pan with white cupcake papers (no died colored ones..died colored papers and not natural :)

In a medium bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, pepper,salt, protein powder, cocoa powder, and Chocolate chips with a whisk. (coating the chocolate chips with the flour helps them from sinking to the bottom of the muffin liner when baking)
Add agave, eggs, milk or kefir ,oil, and vanilla and stir until moist.

Fill the cupcake papers half way with batter and bake.  If you are using the peanut butter option: fill the liners 1/4 of the way just covering the bottoms with batter, place about a tsp or more of peanut butter in the middle and then top with more batter.  The liners with be about 2/3 full with the peanut butter in them.
Bake for 20-30 min or until a cake tester or toothpick comes out clean.

All my Ingredients
Dry ingredients
Make sure your protien powder is very low is sugar...this one only has 3 grams per scoop
Add chips and coat with flour

Blend in wet ingredients

Fill in the liner about 1/4 full if using peanut butter
Add the peanut butter..make sure you use one low in sugar....
see mine pictured above in the ingredients picture
Cover peanut butter with the rest of the batter
Baked finished yummy cupcakes or muffins..whatever you want to call these

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