Chocolate Cherry Muffins
 
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These delightful little beauties combine chocolate, cherry, and coconut into bite sized bliss that's perfect for afternoon tea with friends
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • ½ cup coconut flour
  • 6 tbsp cocoa powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsps white vinegar
  • 6 large eggs
  • ¼ tsp crème of tartar
  • 12 fresh cherries
  • 50g/2 oz sugarless chocolate
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F.
  2. Line a set of muffin tins with paper cups.
  3. Combine the dry ingredients together.
  4. Place the coconut oil, honey, vanilla and vinegar in a food processor and whiz until well combined.
  5. Separate 3 of the eggs, placing the egg whites in a separate bowl.
  6. Add the 3 egg yolks and other 3 eggs one at a time into the processor and blend well.
  7. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and blend until just wet.
  8. Beat the egg whites with the crème of tartar until stiff peaks form.
  9. Add the blended mixture into the egg whites and fold carefully until completely mixed.
  10. Fill the prepared muffin tins with about ½ the mixture.
  11. Place a full, pitted cherry in the middle and fill with the rest of the mixture.
  12. Bake 18 minutes or until the tops spring back when pressed or a toothpick comes out clean.
  13. Allow the muffins to cool for at least 20 minutes.
  14. Cut out a shallow shape from the top of the muffin (heart or star shape).
  15. Melt the sugarless chocolate in a microwave and cool a little.
  16. Pour into the top of the muffins.
  17. Place half a cherry in the centre.
Notes
From Suzanne: "Make sure not to overcook the muffins and to eat them straightaway or freeze them to keep them really fresh. All coconut flour baking doesn’t last long because of the nature of the flour. I love baking in batches, freeze, and take one to work each day for a morning tea pick me up."
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 8 Calories: 289 Fat: 21g Saturated fat: 16g Unsaturated fat: 4g Carbohydrates: 22g Sugar: 18g Sodium: 188mg Fiber: 2g Protein: 6g Cholesterol: 141mg
Recipe by HealthNut Nation at http://www.healthnutnation.com/2013/12/11/chocolate-cherry-muffins/