Dark Chocolate Avocado Muffins

by Amie on July 16, 2009

These tasty muffins pack in a load of antioxidants from the dark chocolate as well as the creamy, rich taste of the avocado.  Avocado is considered the world’s healthiest fruit because  of its nutrient contents such as Vitamin K, dietary fiber, folic acid, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C and copper.  Moreover, avocados provide us with ‘oleic acid,’ a monounsaturated fat that may help lower cholesterol.  So, go ahead and dig in to these healthy, tasty muffins!

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Ingredients

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup melted dark chocolate
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup honey
  • 3/4 cup almond milk (can also use soy milk, rice milk, hemp milk or coconut milk)
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

Directions

  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large bowl combine melted chocolate, vanilla, oil, milk, avocado and honey.  Puree until smooth.
  • In a separate bowl mix together flour, coconut flakes, baking soda and baking powder; mix well.
  • Mix the avocado puree with the dry ingredients; mix well.
  • Pour into muffin cups and bake for 20 minutes or until done.
  • Enjoy!
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Wendy November 3, 2009 at 10:52 pm

Mmmmm, these were wonderful. My 2 year old gobbled them up!

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Danielle May 9, 2010 at 11:04 pm

These were outstanding! I’m wary of “healthy” desserts, but these were rich and decadent. You can’t taste the avocado at all! I added some cacao nibs for a bit of an extra crunch. I would recommend these to anyone! Any more chocolate desserts up your sleeve?

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The Healthy Apple May 10, 2010 at 10:00 am

Thank you so much, Danielle…I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed these muffins..they’re one of my favorites…I will surely be posting some more chocolate recipes soon! For now, take a peek at my Recipes Page as there are some tasty options on there, as well! Have a great day and thank you for your comment.

Best, Amie

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Endrina June 5, 2010 at 8:30 am

Wow, these are delicious! Enjoying them with an avocado & raspberry smoothie – perfection. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!!

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The Healthy Apple June 5, 2010 at 2:23 pm

Thank you, I’m so glad to hear you like this recipe….I hope you like these muffins…the avocado makes them incredibly moist and pairs perfectly with the dark chocolate….you’re right this would be delish with a raspberry smoothie…now you’ve got me yearnin’ to make them…yummmm….enjoy!

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Rooney July 13, 2010 at 11:15 am

Can’ t wait to try these…
Can you use cows milk also? What is reason for omiting this option?
How many muffins does this make? Thanks

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The Healthy Apple July 13, 2010 at 11:29 am

I’m so glad you’re interested in baking my tasty avocado muffins…they’re one of my favorites! Yes, you surely can use cows milk, I unfortunately am lactose intolerant, therefore I cannot use cows milk, but I have friends that use cows milk for this recipe and the muffins taste delish. This recipe makes 12 muffins. Enjoy and let me know how you like them.

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Mariana August 4, 2011 at 6:13 pm

Hi! First I just want to say that I really love your blog and your recipes sound so decadent, interesting and healthy at the same time! :D So, I’m really interested in making these muffins, they look absolutely delish! I’m just having an issue, though.. I can’t get my hands on good quality chocolate, they all are packed with sugar. Is it possible to adjust the recipe so that I can use cocoa powder instead of the melted chocolate? I can’t seem to know how to adapt it.. Could you help me with this? I REALLY want to try out this recipe! Thanks in advance! xxoo

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Amie August 4, 2011 at 7:30 pm

Mariana,
Great to hear from you! You are so kind; thank you for your nice words and I am thrilled to hear from you and hope you enjoy these muffins. I haven’t tried using cocoa powder but I love baking with cocoa powder so yes, I’d say you can surely do this and try it out! Let me know how it turns out. Enjoy and have a fabulous evening. xoxxo
So great to hear from you and thank you again!

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Mariana August 5, 2011 at 7:01 am

Hey Amie! I’m planning on baking these for today’s afternoon tea time :) And as for the substitution, I just swap the melted chocolate with the cocoa poder and that’s it? No other adjustments necessary on the other ingredients? xxoo

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Mariana August 5, 2011 at 12:36 pm

Hi again!
After a lot of search I finally found some really good quality chocolate, Lindt. It was quite expensive but I figured it would be very well worth it. I baked these muffins this afternoon for tea with some friends of mine. and let me tell you, OMG! These muffins are like heaven, chocolate-y moist heaven! I couldn’t stop eating these and neither could my friends! They loved them so much they couldn’t stop asking me for the recipe. I told them about your blog and the amazing recipes you have! Thank you for these amazing muffins, Amie! :D
Can’t wait to try another one of your recipes! xxoo

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Amie August 5, 2011 at 1:42 pm

Awww thank you so much; so sorry for the delay in response as I am in San Diego speaking at the BlogHer Conference and just saw your comment. My apologies but I am so so so happy you enjoyed this recipe. Thank you for letting me know. Have a wonderful weekend. xooox Aims

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