Chocolate Peppermint Muffins

Indulge your sweet tooth with these chocolate peppermint muffins made from good-for-you ingredients. We have baked these treats for so many potlucks; no one has ever noticed that they were “healthy” muffins, and when they find out that they are, everyone wants to know how to make them. Bookmark this page, because this is a recipe your all of friends will be asking for.

We used a surprising secret ingredient to make these flourless chocolate muffins so dense and moist, that they taste almost like brownies! Believe it or not, that secret ingredient is chickpeas. The mild, creamy beans blend invisibly into the batter, and their already subtle flavor is hidden by cocoa powder and powerfully minty peppermint extract. If you prefer, they can be made with cannellini or black beans. The batter whips up in just a few minutes, and they bake quickly, so you can make these chocolate peppermint muffins anytime the craving strikes.

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Chocolate Peppermint Muffins Recipe

Chocolate Peppermint Muffins
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Chocolate Peppermint Muffins

Indulge your sweet tooth with these chocolate peppermint muffins made from good-for-you ingredients.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 12 servings, 1 muffin each
Calories 133 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 (15-oz.) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans) drained, rinsed
  • 3 large eggs
  • ½ cup raw honey
  • cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 3 Tbsp. extra-virgin organic coconut oil melted
  • ½ tsp. pure peppermint extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Prepare twelve muffin cups by lining with muffin papers (or coating with nonstick cooking spray). Set aside.

  3. Place chickpeas, eggs, honey, cocoa powder, baking soda, coconut oil, and extract in blender (or food processor); cover. Blend until smooth.

  4. Place batter in a medium bowl.
  5. Divide batter evenly between prepared muffin cups.

  6. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  7. Cool completely and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Peppermint Muffins
Amount Per Serving (1 muffin)
Calories 133 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 47mg 16%
Sodium 187mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 19g 6%
Sugars 11g
Protein 4g 8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.