January is (usually) all about starting the year off on the lighter and health minded note. I think this rather welcome after the heaviness of the holidays and whether or not we keep up with the resolution to eat right and lose weight is another topic altogether...however we shall try!!
Trying to keep this motivation going can be a struggle. Especially for me since I love baking! Saying I have a sweet tooth is a little bit of an understatement.
Although I've made a commitment to eat more healthy and exercise, I still want to bake and blog, so I was super excited when I came across this fabulous recipe in this months issue of Chatelaine. The recipe is called Super-Awesome Chocolate Muffins. However, with no butter, oil, sugar or flour I was very intrigued. That doesn't sound like it will taste very super or awesome.
Right? How can it?
How can something taste good without any of the things i'm used to baking with? I'm happy to say that I was very pleasantly surprised. These muffins really are awesome, fudgy and chocolaty you forget that they are actually very good for you. 168 calories, 6g of protein, 4g fibre and only 6g of fat!! They contain healthy, booty- friendly ingredients like flax meal, unsweetened apple sauce and greek yogurt.
|Just from the oven. Since the batter will stick to muffin papers its suggested you use silicone muffin liners or I just oiled my muffin pan so they wouldn't stick.|
|Here is the cocoa I used, available from Williams-Sonoma. Lindt 70% is my favourite dark chocolate to bake with|