Chocolate and almond butter muffins...cake

So these were going to be muffins, but then I decided to make a loaf instead. Why you might ask? Especially since I just rebranded the blog with a flying muffin... because I didn't feel like cleaning the muffin tin afterward and I was out of cupcake liners. Yup that laziness is how I roll.


I was browsing around on How Sweet it is (who also has a love of muffins) and found this recipe. I had to make them!! Just a few changes... like almond butter instead of peanut butter, and flax egg instead of egg whites. The loaf is delicious, especially served with a scoop of icecream. YUMMM



Whole Wheat Almond Butter Fudge Muffins
recipe by How sweet it is (slightly adapted by me below)

Makes ~1 loaf

1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour
1/3 cup splenda (or use white sugar)
1/4 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 tablespoon baking powder
dash salt
1 1/4 cups fat-free milk
1/2 cup no stir MaraNatha almond butter
1 Tbs ground flax seeds plus 3 Tbs water
2 Tbs canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2-3 tablespoons applesauce

1/2 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 400.

Lightly spoon flours into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flours, sugars, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl; stir with a whisk. Make a well in center of mixture. Combine milk and next 4 ingredients (through vanilla); add to flour mixture, stirring just until moist. Stir in applesauce. Fold in chocolate chips.

Spoon batter into 9" loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 400° for 30-35 minutes or until loaf springs back when touched lightly in center. Let cool in pan 5 minutes. Remove from pan, and cool on a wire rack.


Did you all dress up for Halloween?
John and I went as Jesse James and Bombshell McGee... awesome.

20 chews:

Another great looking and healthy recipe Steph!

Rachel said...

That's the kind of laziness I can sympathize with. I often use whatever pan is on top in the pan locker because it's such a pain to dig one out of the bottom.
Looks like a tasty, stick-to-your ribs loaf! I do have loaf pans...

Reeni said...

This looks delicious Steph! I still haven't tried baking with flax meal! I keep forgetting. Would love to see Halloween pics! I was a kitty.

Mariko said...

Muffins are totally cake. I love it when people agree with me on that.
Can I still eat it for breakfast?

stephchows said...

Thanks Mags!

Rachel... sometimes you just don't want to have to clean that darn muffin pan!

Reeni- Awww I bet your were an awesome kitty! maybe I'll post a pic on FB, it was a half scandalous outfit LOL

Mariko you can totally eat this for breakfast!

Bryan said...

Looks so good!

Have you ever though of putting all these recipes into a cookbook?

Bryan C

Daphne said...

Sweet chocolate fantasy! I wanna eat chocolates! And that will be later! Ha!

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Gillian said...

MMm can you bring me a slice to foodbuzzfest?

stephchows said...

Bryan- would love to be able to!

Daphne- gotta love chocolate!

Gillian- would totally if I hadn't eaten it all already haha! I wish I had more time to bake stuff to bring!! and I wish I could bring a jar of jam in my carry on!

Megan said...

Ohhh, another I would like to try! Thumbs up!

Toyin O. said...

Sounds yummy;thanks for sharing.

http://youcanfacetodaybecausehelives.blogspot.com

Lisa said...

this looks great! I love that you turned it into a loaf because you didn't want to clean. totally something I would do too!

Love the new look of the blog, too! Very cool!

Food GPS said...

Sign me up for a muffin loaf. That looks like a good one.

Great meeting you at Foodbuzz Fest.

Lizzy said...

I love the new look of this blog ..also love the loaf idea...not because I am lazy but because I am scared my son would litter everything around...

vicki said...

It looks do good!

Ben said...

It's awesome. Easy to make.

vicki said...

It looks do good!

Food GPS said...

Sign me up for a muffin loaf. That looks like a good one.

Great meeting you at Foodbuzz Fest.

Lisa said...

this looks great! I love that you turned it into a loaf because you didn't want to clean. totally something I would do too!

Love the new look of the blog, too! Very cool!

Toyin O. said...

Sounds yummy;thanks for sharing.

http://youcanfacetodaybecausehelives.blogspot.com

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