Healthy Chocolate Microwave Muffin
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A chocolate muffin.  From the microwave, not the oven!  Made and baked in less than 10 minutes flat?

You bet.  Mix the batter, pop it in the microwave, dive right in…  with no need to share.  Really.

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So skip the oven preheating and an insanely long baking time and make the ultimate healthy microwave muffin — this one, made with flax, applesauce and oats!  A good day will always start with some dessert for breakfast, but an amazing day will always start with a healthy breakfast, such as this one.

I mean, a guilt-free chocolate muffin so early in the a.m.?  Totally indicative of a great day to come  :)

Single-Serving Chocolate Microwave Muffin with Peanut Butter Icing

Yield: one serving

Ingredients

    Muffin:
  • 7g (1 tbs) Ground Flaxseed
  • 1/3 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 62g (1/4 cup) Unsweetened Applesauce
  • 4 packets Truvia
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 15g (3 tbs) Regular Cocoa Powder (unsweetened)
  • 45g (6 tbs) Oat Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • Icing:
  • 3 tbs Peanut Flour
  • 2 packets Truvia
  • 2 tbs Unsweetened Almond Milk

Instructions

    For the Microwave Muffin:
  1. Spray a 5" baking dish or 4" ramekin with cooking spray.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, stir together the flax and almond milk.
  3. Stir in the applesauce, truvia and salt.
  4. Stir in the cocoa powder, then stir in the oat flour.
  5. Last, stir in the baking powder. Scoop batter into the prepared baking dish and microwave (the 5" baking dish takes about 4 min + 30 sec, the ramekin takes 5 min) until surface springs back when tapped.
  6. For the PB Icing:
  7. In a small bowl, whisk together all the ingredients until smooth.

Notes

This recipe is: sugar free, high fiber, high protein, gluten free, vegan!

http://dessertswithbenefits.com/single-serving-chocolate-microwave-muffin-with-peanut-butter-icing/

The nutrition label on the left is for the muffin only, the label on the right is for the muffin and the icing:

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Compare these nutrition facts to this recipe, which has 860 calories, 58g fat and 60g sugar.  Then compare this nutrition label to a doubled recipe of this recipe (doubled since the recipe size is very small), which has 530 calories, 31g fat and 16g sugar.
This chocolate muffin, for you (and you only!) is just a fraction of the calories, fat and sugar than the other recipes, plus any other muffin you would find at the grocery store or bakery!
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Make friends with your microwave, because you’re going to be hanging around it for quite some time.
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Labels: Applesauce, Breads-and-Muffins, Chocolate, Eggless, Flax, Gluten-Free, High-Fiber, High-Protein, Microwave-Baked, Nutrition-Label, Oat-Flour, Single-Serving, Sugar-Free, Vegan

Comments (6)

  1. Kayle (The Cooking Actress): February 16, 2013

    Ooooh yes! The pb icing looks like the perfect addition to this already delish dessert :)

  2. Kerry: February 16, 2013

    I’m so excited to try this! I love all your other microwave muffin recipes, and I make them all the time. It’s so wonderful to be able to enjoy a delicious breakfast that’s healthy! Thank you so much for sharing your recipes!

  3. Sara: February 16, 2013

    YOU ARE A RECIPE GODDESS!! The icing looks heavenly, I must must MUST invest in some peanut flour!!

  4. Lisa @ Je suis alimentageuse: February 17, 2013

    I knew I recognized your photo style! I just looked at my Google Reader and noticed that you changed to DWB! You are totally a blog crush of mine, haha, I’ve been following your posts on my reader for a while now =) Thank you for the wonderful comment, and I will continue to admire your photos and recipes =)

  5. Kerry: February 17, 2013

    I had this for breakfast this morning, and it was delicious! I almost felt like I was eating a peanut butter cup! I made a couple of slight changes in the recipe based on what I had, and it worked beautifully. I only used 2 Tbs. of cocoa powder (all I had left), and I substituted soy milk for the almond milk. I’m definitely going to make this again soon.

  6. dessertswithbenefits: February 18, 2013

    Oh good I’m so glad this worked out for you! That peanut butter icing can top ANYTHING :)

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