Healthier Chocolate Muffins

These Healthier Chocolate Muffins are a delicious and healthy take on the classic chocolate muffin, with added fibre and veggies! They are the perfect mid-afternoon snack or after-dinner treat, guaranteed to satisfy your (or your kids) sweet tooth! 
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Snack
Servings 12 muffins

Ingredients
  

For the muffins:

  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 2.5 Tbsp water
  • 2 cups buckwheat flour
  • 1/3 cup cacao powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 small zucchinis finely grated
  • 1 cup soy milk
  • 1/2 cup Greek yoghurt
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips optional
  • For the icing:
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1/4 cup cacao powder
  • 1.5 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions
 

To make the muffins:

  • Preheat the oven to 180C. Line a muffin tin with 12 muffin casings and set aside. 
  • Place the chia seeds and water in a small dish. Stir and set aside for 5 minutes or until a thick gel-like mixture has formed. 
  • In a large bowl, sift the buckwheat flour, cacao powder, baking powder, and baking soda, then set aside. 
  • In a separate bowl, mix the grated zucchini, soy milk, Greek yoghurt, honey, and vanilla extract. Pour into the dry ingredients bowl, along with the chia seed egg and chocolate chips. Gently fold the mixture until just combined. Spoon the mixture evenly into 12 muffin tins.
  • Place in the oven and bake for 15 – 17 minutes, or until a skewer placed into the centre comes out clean.

To make the icing:

  • Place all icing ingredients into a food processor or blender and blend until smooth. Once the muffins are cool, ice them and serve immediately or store in an airtight container in the fridge.

This recipe was created by student Nutritionist Caitlin McKenzie from the Nourish Naturally team.