Get some chocolate muffins without the grain! Check out my take on Gigi’s donut recipe with these healthy Grain Free Chocolate Mini Muffins
Oooh yum! Grain free chocolate chocolate-chip mini muffins 🙂
If you’ve been craving donuts but don’t have a donut pan, try making mini muffins instead and just call them donut holes. Gigi recently posted a recipe on her blog for donuts and I had to try them!
But I needed come chocolate to mask the hemp powder (that stuff is scratchy…) so I made my own version. I followed this recipe from Gigi (which was originally created by Sarah Grace), but made a few modifications:
- I used hemp protein powder
- I used chia protein powder in place of the flax meal. If you have never heard of or used chia protein powder, it gels up like crazy! It’s perfect for egg-free baking and has lots of fiber and less fat, too
- I added 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- I added 1/4 cup coconut sugar (probably could have skipped this, but wanted more sweetness)
- I added 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
- I baked in mini muffin pans (made about 2 dozen) for 20-25 minutes at 350º F. You could bake these for only 20 minutes if you want them to be a bit fudgy inside
These turned out yummy! And my kids could have these too, which is even better. These would taste great with some homemade donut glaze on top…
Sarah Jane Parker is the founder, recipe creator, and photographer behind The Fit Cookie. She’s a food allergy mom and healthy living blogger based in Wyoming. Sarah is also an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, ACE Certified Health Coach, Revolution Running certified running coach, and an ACE Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist
13 thoughts on “Grain Free Chocolate Mini Muffins”
Hey, these look SOOOOO good. I am going to make them this weekend. I only have whey protein though, no hemp : (
Good luck! I’m not sure how these would turn out with whey protein, but you can certainly give it a try 😉
These look amazing!!
They’re delicious! Next time I’ll bake them in a doughnut pan
oh goodness, i love chocolate flavor as everyone likes chocolate.
I need to experiment more with chia and hemp!!! 🙂
I’m not a big fan of hemp protein – maybe I just haven’t found the right kind I guess. But the chia protein isn’t too bad: it’s a bit gritty, maybe not something I would put in a shake but it works great for baking
Chia protein powder is a new one on me too. Will have to look for that! Love love chocolate.
I got this particular chia protein powder from Vitacost – it’s raw, non-GMO, organic, and decently priced
These look amazing! I’ve never heard of chia protein powder. I will have to check that out!
It’s not too bad! Basically chia powder with the fat mostly removed so it’s mostly fiber and protein, but it still gels up really good! It worked great in this recipe 🙂
Those look delish!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!