Okay, I just can't keep this recipe to myself any longer. I've been making back-to-back batches of these chocolate-y blender muffins for 3 days, and the three of us have been snacking on them for breakfast, lunch and dinner!!! And yes, I said it, I used the word chocolate and breakfast in the same sentence. It's blasphemy isn't it? All these years I've been bashing Coco-Puffs for claiming that their sugar-filled, chocolate cereal is part of a "complete breakfast." The nerve of me! But guess what? These muffins are sugar-free and gluten-free...but you would never know it because they're in disguise. These muffins are naturally sweetened with dates, and a ripe banana, and are made with organic, rolled oats, coconut and cacao powder. Trust me, you're kids are going to think they're eating dessert for breakfast.
This recipe has gradually transformed, and originated from my "Better-Than-a- Muffin Muffins" recipe, slowly altering ingredients as my pantry, and taste-buds, allowed. Like the "Better-Than-a- Muffin Muffins" recipe, these chocolate-y blender muffins don't have all the usual features of its muffin cousin: they don't rise the same way to obtain a fluffy "top," and these are more moist than a regular muffin, containing a slightly pudding-like consistency. So moral of the story: don't compare them! These mock-muffins are unique.
Aside from the fact that these muffins taste like dessert but are actually sugar-free and good for you, the best part is, is that they are also incredibly easy to make! There are two basic steps to this recipe: Step 1, put all the ingredients in a blender blend for about 30 seconds. Step 2, pour the batter into silicone muffin trays and bake.That's it. I can literally whip up a batch before the oven's even has a chance to preheat--it's that quick.
Well, I hope you give these guys a shot. You really have no excuse not to.