There are dozens of muffin recipes out there and a few chocolate ones, and most use just almond flour. I wanted something just a little more luxurious, and filling without busting my carb allowance completely, and I think these represent a little step up.
Carbquik is an American product, but you can get it from UK outlets like carblife.co.uk. It does use vegetable shortening, so don’t eat too many due to the omega-6 content, but everyone has to have a treat occasionally.2 Carbs and 150 Calories
- 160g Carbquik Baking Mix
- 30g Ground almonds
- 30g Almond flour
- 60g Cadbury Cocoa powder
- 60g Melted butter
- 1 tsp Baking powder
- 100g Sukrin gold (or other sweetener to taste)
- Pinch salt
- 2 Medium eggs
- 150ml Full fat milk (more or less may be required depending on your sweetener)
Toss the dry ingredients into a bowl and mix well. Add the egg and melted butter and most of the milk into the dry ingredients and mix, adding a little extra milk to attain a soft (but not runny) mixture. Once all of the ingredients are well incorporated, divide up into 12 cupcake container, or into a greased (with butter or coconut oil) muffin tray.
Bake in the oven for around 15 minutes. It’s always hard to tell with chocolate items, so you could do a skewer test to ensure the insides are cooked.
When cooked they will remain soft to the touch but will set firmer upon cooling – if you can wait that long!