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by Amanda @ .running with spoons. on February 7, 2014

Feel good about satisfying those chocolate cravings with a flourless double chocolate chip muffin that’s gluten-free, sugar-free, dairy-free, grain-free, and oil-free, but so soft and fluffy that you’d never be able to tell.

Flourless Double Chocolate Chip Muffins

I’m not one to say no to chocolate. Ever. Well, unless it’s paired with peanuts, but in that case it’s more an issue of self-preservation rather than choice. Pesky allergies.

If you’ve been reading Spoons for any amount of time, you’re probably well aware of my allergy to peanuts. I try not to complain about it too much, but it can be hard when you live in a [blog] world that’s obsessed with the little legumes and you’re constantly being reminded of your dietary limitations. At the end of the day, though, it’s not all that bad. I definitely still manage to eat quite well, and it helps that there are some pretty awesome allergy-friendly companies out there who are sympathetic to my situation.

Enjoy Life Dark Chocolate Morsels
Dark Chocolate Morsels

When Enjoy Life reached out to me and asked if I wanted to sample their new dark chocolate morsels, my answer was pretty much a no-brainer. I’ve been a big fan of their products for years now, and… I may have mentioned that I never say no to chocolate? But neither would you if you were presented with these rich bites of dark chocolatey goodness! I started out by taste-testing them straight from the bag (naturally), before figuring that I should probably do some baking with them to see how they fared. The result of my experiments? Flourless Double Chocolate Chip Muffins.

Flourless Double Chocolate Chip Muffins

If these muffins sound familiar, it’s because I based them off the same recipe that I used for my original flourless chocolate chip almond butter muffins, simply switching out the oats for some cocoa powder to make them extra chocolately — just in time for Valentine’s Day :D

Like the originals, they’re gluten-free, sugar-free, dairy-free, and oil-free, but as an added bonus, they’re now grain-free as well. You can make them nut-free by replacing the almond butter with sunflower seed butter, but I’m afraid I haven’t quite figured out how to make them egg-free just yet — I’ll be sure to let you know if I ever do.

Until then, I hope you enjoy some of the softest and fluffiest muffins that I’ve ever had the pleasure of eating, whipped up in a blender in under 30 seconds just to make them that much more easier to enjoy.

Flourless Double Chocolate Chip Muffins

Flourless Double Chocolate Chip Muffins
 
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Yields: 9 muffins
Ingredients
  • ½ cup almond butter*
  • 1 ripe medium/large banana
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 Tbsp. ground flaxseed
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ¼ cup chocolate chips, plus more for sprinkling on top
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375F and prepare a muffin pan by spraying 9 cavities with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Add all ingredients except for chocolate chips to a blender and blend on high until batter is smooth and creamy. Stir in chocolate chips by hand.
  3. Pour batter into prepared muffin pan, filling each cavity until it is about ¾ full.
  4. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until the tops of your muffins are set and a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Allow muffins to cool in pan for ~10 minutes before removing. Store in an air-tight container for up to a week.
Notes
* To make these nut free, simply replace the nut butter with soy nut or sunflower seed butter.

Flourless Double Chocolate Chip Muffins

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Disclaimer – Enjoy Life provided me with the Dark Chocolate Morsels free of charge. I was not compensated for this post, and all opinions are my own.

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1 Nicole @ FruitnFitness February 7, 2014 at 6:13 am

I’m so happy I’m picking up my vitamix this weekend when I am home. There have been so many smoothies I want to make with it and now chocolate muffins! Chocolate muffins made super easy in a blender, genius! I’m sorry you can’t eat peanut butter but i’m sure these little gems are just as good with almond butter as you have made them!
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2 Shashi @ http://runninsrilankan.com February 7, 2014 at 6:17 am

Yum – just plain yum! And since these ” gluten-free, sugar-free, dairy-free, grain-free, and oil-free” I could eat a double batch of 9 right? ;)
Last form of chocolate were in chips form in my oats this morn! I am fortunate not to have any allergies – but I am really lactose intolerant – so the fact that these are dairy free means I dont have to do my own substitutions!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend, lovely lady!
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3 Amanda @ .running with spoons. February 8, 2014 at 4:39 pm

A double batch is definitely a good idea — these guys don’t last long! Hope you’re having a lovely Saturday, Shashi <3

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4 Meredith @ The Cookie ChRUNicles February 7, 2014 at 6:25 am

These are way cute. I may have to make them – with the pb of course. I love chocolate chips straight up from the bag, in fact, I choose it as a dessert over other things quite often. I am all about simple and you can’t get much more simple than that….As for my allergies, I know I told you I have the Oral Allergy Syndrome which relates to the pollen I am allergic to – so, I have a birch pollen allergy which correlates to an allergy to raw apples, pears, peaches, cherries, plums, and sometimes carrots, walnuts, almonds and grapes…Aren’t you glad you asked? lol
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5 Kelly @ Kelly Runs For Food February 7, 2014 at 6:26 am

I love me some chocolate muffins! I’m also loving the “whip it all up in a blender” deal. I’m lucky in that I don’t have any allergies or issues with certain foods. That means I get to eat everything!! yay! haha have a great weekend girl!
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6 Krista @ Tiny n Fit February 7, 2014 at 6:26 am

These look amazing! I have all the ingredients at home, too! Can’t wait for work to be over so I can rush home to make these ASAP :) TGIF!
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7 Tina Muir February 7, 2014 at 6:33 am

Yum! I made the almond butter ones, and they were wonderful. I am sure chocolate with chocolate could only be even better! The almond butter ones were a great snack to enjoy after my runs before I was able to have breakfast; while I stretched/showered. Nutritious and delicious, that is what my refueling needs, and you are able to give me recipes to do so :)
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8 Sarah February 7, 2014 at 6:41 am

Two all-star recipes in one week? Nice work, Amanda. I’d say you were doing pretty well on your resolution to post more recipes. As a semi-lazy cook I appreciate the ease of blender usage. Kudos!
I cannot remember when I last had chocolate. Wait, strike that. I had a Bites of Bliss bar a couple of weeks ago. I don’t eat chocolate nearly as often as I should. Although I enjoy it for some reason I tend to forget about it. Maybe I’m not really human?
I have no known allergies but I never feel quite right after consuming shellfish so I suspect I may have a minor allergy. Since I rarely eat shellfish it’s hardly much of an issue.
Have a terrific weekend! (By the way, good thing you went to Disney last week. Yesterday, it poured. Although the rain is MUCH needed I would not have wanted it to dampen your vacation.)

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9 Amanda @ .running with spoons. February 8, 2014 at 4:41 pm

It’s great to hear that you guys got some rain! It was SO dry when I was there. And I went through a phase where I wasn’t really big on chocolate either — I think I’m making up for lost time :lol:

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10 Sara@fitcupcaker February 7, 2014 at 6:44 am

Do they have oats in them? I don’t see it in the ingredient list. I want one now! They look so moist!
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11 Amanda @ .running with spoons. February 7, 2014 at 8:02 am

Copy/paste fail :? No oats needed! Just cocoa.

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12 Danica @ It's Progression February 7, 2014 at 6:49 am

I love the flourless/gluten-free recipes you create! And I *need* to find those dark chocolate Enjoy Life pieces asap.
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13 Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat February 7, 2014 at 6:52 am

I seriously pin every recipe you post, and this one is no exception! I want one now!

The last form of chocolate I ate was in the form of a donut! I ate one of yours last night for dessert! :-)
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14 Anna February 7, 2014 at 6:53 am

Tasty! This is almost like the almond butter chocolate chip muffins, which I LOVED, so I’ll definitely be trying these as well!

I have an intolerance to eggs actually, but never when they’re in baked goods or other recipes. But if I eat them on their own, I almost always regret it because I feel off the rest of the day. I substitute liquid egg whites because there ain’t no way I’m skipping out on omelets!
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15 Lisa C. February 7, 2014 at 6:56 am

You can sub chia “eggs” for the eggs and it works great! The recipe for a chia egg is 1 tbsp chia mixed in 3 tbsp warm water. Let it sit for a couple of minutes and add in place of the eggs. Works perfectly!

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16 Amanda @ .running with spoons. February 8, 2014 at 4:42 pm

I was wondering about that but I wasn’t sure if they would fluff up as well — definitely going to have to give it a shot!

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17 Emma @ Life's A Runner February 7, 2014 at 7:01 am

These muffins are seriously perfection. Your flourless recipes are ALWAYS on point, so I can’t wait to try these too!

Hm, the last form of chocolate I ate was less than twelve hours ago, and it was hot chocolate AND the dark variety. ;)
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18 Chelsea @ A Fit LittleOne February 7, 2014 at 7:11 am

Chocolate bar, I eat it every afternoon with/as my snack :). It just makes me happy, so why change it?? Yum!! I love that you make all your recipe dairy and gluten free! I’m allergic to both, so it makes it nice when I don’t have to completely alter a recipe sometimes ;)
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19 Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries February 7, 2014 at 7:16 am

Oh goodness, flourless chocolate ANYTHING is always incredible to me.

Last chocolate thing I ate: brownies at our MOPS brunch yesterday. They were gooood.

No allergies or food intolerances, thank goodness! I will say that if I have too much milk, ice cream, or cheese, my stomach isn’t always the happiest, but I have to eat quite a bit for it to affect me.
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20 Ang @ Nutty for Life February 7, 2014 at 7:19 am

Ohhh gurl I need these now! Love that you made these in a blender. Such a quickie way to get them in the pan and in your mouth! Haha. I’m a fan of all things chocolate, and when you say double chocolate I am doubly enticed. I’ve been seeing a lot of flourless things on the web lately. I need to start experimenting with that.
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21 Amanda @ .running with spoons. February 8, 2014 at 4:43 pm

It’s definitely interesting! What I love most about flourless cooking is not having to worry about babying the dough so you don’t end up with hockey pucks.

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22 fawn February 7, 2014 at 7:30 am

Last form of chocolate?..hmm.. a chocolate chip cookie that my daughter and I made a couple days ago. These muffins look amazing and I’m thinking I could eat them guilt free. :-) thanks for sharing!
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23 Caitlyn@BareBalance February 7, 2014 at 7:42 am

They be lookin’ devoooon.
PS: I bought Kabocha Squash. :) How should one prepare such a thing?
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24 Amanda @ .running with spoons. February 8, 2014 at 4:44 pm

I like to slice mine into quarters, scoop out the seeds, rub the outside with some coconut oil, and then stick them in the oven at 410F for about 30 minutes.

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25 Erin @ The Almond Eater February 7, 2014 at 7:50 am

Oh yummmmm!! The last chocolate I ate was gelato last night :) One of my good friends has a peanut allergy and she is always saying how it can be tough but how by now she’s learned to adjust. I do imagine the blog world makes it a bit more tricky. Have a great weekend, Amanda!
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26 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey February 7, 2014 at 7:50 am

These look SO good! I want to make them – but question… in the directions it says oats but there are no oats listed in the ingredients.

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27 Amanda @ .running with spoons. February 7, 2014 at 8:02 am

Gah! Copy/paste fail… no oats needed.

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28 Brittany @ Delights and Delectables February 7, 2014 at 7:55 am

Oh my… I’ll be right over…
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29 Liz @ Carpe Diem and Run February 7, 2014 at 7:58 am

Wow – these look amazing!! I cannot wait to try them :)

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30 Ashley February 7, 2014 at 7:58 am

I loveee the Enjoy Life morsels. I just discovered them in October and can’t get enough! Thank you for sharing the recipe. I’m definitely going to make these when I have chocolate cravings…which is a lot. Have a great weekend!

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31 Liz @ I Heart Vegetables February 7, 2014 at 8:35 am

You are a GENIUS! Yum!!! These look so heavenly!

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32 Chelsea February 7, 2014 at 8:40 am

1 – dark chocolate chips
2 – gluten free muffins without oats
3 – I may be in love with this. AKA >>> you.
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33 Amanda @ .running with spoons. February 8, 2014 at 4:45 pm

Naturally… I mean, we’re sock sisters ;)

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34 Chelsea February 8, 2014 at 11:11 pm
35 Davida @ The Healthy Maven February 7, 2014 at 8:41 am

GIRL the pictures are fabulous! Clearly you don’t ever need my advice!

Also where did you get those dark chocolate chips? I haven’t seen the DC enjoy life anywhere. Loblaws? Bulk Barn? Help a sista out!
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36 Amanda @ .running with spoons. February 8, 2014 at 4:45 pm

Enjoy Life actually sent them to me! Other than that, I haven’t seen them in the stores around here :( Just the mini chips and the bigger baking bites.

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37 Jenn@ Mark My Miles! February 7, 2014 at 8:51 am

I’m making these this weekend!!!!!
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38 Miranda @ Lovely Wife Lovely Life February 7, 2014 at 9:01 am

Oh my gosh these look like perfection!!!!
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39 Sam @ Better With Sprinkles February 7, 2014 at 9:25 am

So, just a question….do you need a taste tester? I think you need a taste tester (read: this is yet another recipe of yours that I want to devour).
As for chocolate, you know how I feel about the stuff. Last chocolate thing I ate? Chocolate chips on my pancake yesterday.
Annnd I have a bit of chocolate chips left and everything else in this recipe, so I think these might have to happen this weekend…
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40 Amanda @ .running with spoons. February 8, 2014 at 4:46 pm

Could definitely use a taste tester… I also happen to have a spare room ;)

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41 Kim February 7, 2014 at 9:26 am

I have all of the ingredients on hand but flaxseed? This is a silly question (and I’m too lazy to Google it right now), but what are the benefits of flaxseed? Is it necessary in the recipe? Figured you’d know the answers!

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42 Amanda @ .running with spoons. February 8, 2014 at 4:47 pm

You could probably get by just fine without it, actually. I add it for a little bit of extra fibre/nutrition, but they shouldn’t make much of a difference to the muffins themselves.

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43 Ms.J February 7, 2014 at 9:38 am

Woahhh! Heavenly girl :D! And I am so excited that one of our supermarkets have started to stock legit choc-chips – not disks, or shavings that taste like crap!..can you believe all my life I have not worked with a bag of chocolate chips!? I don’t mean to give you a heart attack but it’s the truth.
I’m sure I can sub oats or something for the flax seed?…but whatever I’ve got to make these!
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44 Lauren February 7, 2014 at 9:40 am

The last form of chocolate I ate were a few dark chocolate chips which happened to escape from the bag while I was baking… Totally not my fault ;)

Thankfully, I don’t have any food allergies (I’m aware of, anyway). I feel SO bad for your peanut allergy because there are SO many companies who process things in a plant which “also is used for products with peanuts”. It just stinks because it’ll be a product with absolutely NOTHING to do with peanuts, but there’s the little disclaimer at the bottom!

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45 Amanda @ .running with spoons. February 8, 2014 at 4:49 pm

I know!!! “May contain traces of peanuts” is seriously the bane of my existence :mad:

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46 Jess @dearhealthyness February 7, 2014 at 9:53 am

Ok! this I’m going to do them next week!!! All I have to buy is the baking soda! I’m so exciteeddd! I looove healthy desserts ;)
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47 Carly @ Snack Therapy February 7, 2014 at 10:06 am

Girl! You’ve been killing it with the recipes lately. I can barely keep up; I have no idea what I want to make first.
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48 Andrea@pencilsandpancakes February 7, 2014 at 10:12 am

Awwww man…..I had a recipe planned for chocolate cake and now you’ve got me all confused
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49 Emma February 7, 2014 at 10:28 am

Hey Amanda. First of all, I’ve been reading your blog for years now and it’s the only vaguely “HLB” one I still keep up with because I like you, your writing, your photography, and your recipes. I have noticed that you’ve been posting more recipes that are “gluten/sugar/whatever-free” and I guess I’m just wondering why. One reason I like your blog so much is that it doesn’t subscribe to all of those bullshit fads and I have to admit that it’s a bit disappointing when you post something like this that seems to endorse them. I hope this doesn’t come across as rude or anything, as that’s really not my intention, but I would like to know your reasoning behind this.

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50 Molly February 8, 2014 at 2:22 pm

I have been wondering the same. I would love a post about your whole journey – and your views looking back at certain stages :) (I don’t want much haha) I hope you are doing ok digestively, I thought maybe that’s why all the ‘free’recipes- so take care of yourself Amanda :)

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51 Amanda @ .running with spoons. February 8, 2014 at 4:54 pm

Hi Emma! To be honest, I didn’t even notice and it’s definitely not something I’ve been doing on purpose — I’ve just been enjoying experimenting with a different style of baking, especially since leaving the flour out means I don’t have to be so careful with the batter and can whip things up a lot quicker and easier. I’m not trying to endorse any fads, and if you read my WIAW’s you can see that I’m not eating either gluten or sugar free.

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52 Emily February 7, 2014 at 10:39 am

Well, add these to my [long] list of reasons why I need to invest in a new blender. The one I have now is on it’s last limb and can barely blend up a smoothie anymore. Merrrr.
I honestly don’t know how you come up with so many amazing recipes but I’m sure glad that you do. As soon as a new, beautiful blender comes home with me, I’ll be making these. (:
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53 Hollie February 7, 2014 at 11:09 am

I remember the first time you mentioned you were allergic to peanuts I was actually pretty shocked. You almost never talk about it. These do look good though. I like chocolate a lot myself so I’ll never say no to that.
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54 Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health February 7, 2014 at 11:22 am

you are a genius Amanda – this is perfect for breakfast
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55 Caitlin February 7, 2014 at 11:25 am

Excellent! Making this version this weekend since the last was so good :) last chocolate thing i ate was some chocolate covered acai berries after breakfast :P love starting my day on a sweet note!
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56 Hedda February 7, 2014 at 11:27 am

Nom nom ^_^

These are so going to happen in my lil’ kitchen, Amanda.

Last chocolate I enjoyed was combined with almonds. Ah, a favorite way to eat chocolate.

Food allergies – Peanuts ( high five for having this in common?), hazelnuts . . . hmmm . . . I think that’s about it. And I’ll survive as long as I have a healthy amount of almonds, cashews, pistachioes and walnuts in the house.

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57 Amanda @ .running with spoons. February 8, 2014 at 4:56 pm

Oh goodness… I don’t know what I’d do if I didn’t have almonds — there’s always something to be grateful for :D

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58 Dawn @ OfficeGymRepeat February 7, 2014 at 11:35 am

Ahhh! Again so delicious, but I’ll have to sub the banana. I’ll try with pumpkin like you mentioned :) Might make these next week for a Valentine’s treat!
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59 Jen @ SavedbytheKale February 7, 2014 at 11:44 am

The muffins look fabulous! and I am so excited that Enjoy Life has come out with dark choc chips! yay! Can’t wait to buy these! Have a wonderful weekend Amanda!
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60 Missy February 7, 2014 at 12:03 pm

They are ALL the things free! You may as well rename them Magical double chocolate chip muffins. OR double chocolate chip Magical Muffins.

What I’m saying, basically, is that you are magical. (0:
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61 Lyric February 7, 2014 at 12:14 pm

Amanda you are seriously amazing whipping out these recipes like nobody’s business. I’ve made your recipes numerous times and not a single one has disappointed me! The last form of chocolate I ate was in the form of chocolate covered almonds. Yum!

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62 Hayley@healthyregards February 7, 2014 at 12:20 pm

Yum these look great and going on my must make list! Luckily no food allergies here (: I had some dark chocolate chips last night, chocolate every night is necessary.
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63 Rachel @ Undercover Diva: A Sitcom February 7, 2014 at 12:45 pm

You could try pumpkin to make these egg free! Or you could try applesauce or a banana to make them egg free! The texture will obviously be different, but those are the three substitutes I use since I don’t eat eggs :)
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64 Amanda @ .running with spoons. February 8, 2014 at 4:57 pm

Pumpkin would actually be a really good idea since the chocolate would do a good job at masking the taste. This definitely calls for some more experimenting. Thanks Rachel!

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65 lindsay February 7, 2014 at 12:58 pm

i just got those morsels.. they are crack. and now you’re putting crack in more crack. ADDICTION begins.
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66 Melissa @ Nourish By Melissa February 7, 2014 at 1:42 pm

These look amazing! So chocolatey, I must try! :)
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67 Kat February 7, 2014 at 1:47 pm

ADORE these girl. Its a good thing I happen to have one brown naner just waiting for me at home :) I’m thinking muffins and Olympics tonight!!
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68 Tiff @ Love, Sweat & Beers February 7, 2014 at 2:10 pm

Yes yes yes! Get in my belly!!!
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69 Arman @ thebigmansworld February 7, 2014 at 2:12 pm

spoon face. Because I’ve been testing out going grain free recently….I CAN MAKE THIS. Okay, seriously I think I need to find a muffin tin or something to give this a go- I even have half a block of that baker chocolate thing! Your photos make me want to faceplant the computer screen…but that would be painful.
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70 Autumn Wieland February 7, 2014 at 2:55 pm

mmmm i KNOW these will be good if their like your previous almond butter muffins! Divine <3
I honestly don't remember the last form of chocolate i ate….bar maybe? not quite as gaga over it as most people! Peanut/almond butter is more my thang!
Im very happy to say that i have NADA for food allergies! yippee yi yah! :)

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71 Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli February 7, 2014 at 3:08 pm

Girl, I am LOVING these vertical shots! Way to heed your own link lovin’ lessons! ;) I have a confession…I never used to put verticals on my blog because I hated the way they took up the entire screen, but now I’m kinda liking the different vantage point they can give. I experimented today with some pancakes…shush, don’t tell, it’s a seeeeeeeeeecret…and I think I got some good shots!

I finally broke down and shelled out the FIVE DOLLARS for a bag of Enjoy Life mini chocolate chips before making my granola bars the other week…and I’m SO glad I did! I told my coworkers (you know, the ones I “forced” to be my taste-testers) that I actually like them better than regular chocolate chips! Is it just me or do they have more flavor? I’m jealous you got some of their dark chocolate ones…yum! And now, I think I shall go throw back a handful of mini chips in their honor! And also to celebrate the end of my broccoli bomb! ;)
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72 Amanda @ .running with spoons. February 8, 2014 at 4:59 pm

It took me a while to warm up to vertical shots, but I actually really love them now. AND they do better on Pinterest, so that’s even more reason to flip that camera on its side :D

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73 Ellie February 7, 2014 at 4:39 pm

Yes! I am so so so happy you posted these because I’ve been wanting to make something simple but healthy and delicious like this all day long. I’m going to try to bake these tonight if I have the chance, and if I do I’ll definitely let you know! Hope you have a great one, Amanda!
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74 Cassie February 7, 2014 at 5:20 pm

I am currently eating some waffles made with a little chocolate protein powder and topped with yogurt mixed with cocoa… choco-holic much?

I’m allergic to shrimp… which is also kind of hard in a bloggy, lean-protein world.
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75 Ashley February 7, 2014 at 6:51 pm

These sound amazingly tasty!!! I just pinned them to make for later. Thanks for the recipe share!
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76 Natalie Staeckeler February 7, 2014 at 7:40 pm

You’ve. Got. Me. Speechless.

I think I may need to hire you as my own personal baker. ;) Your recipes always have my mouth watering, eyes bobbling, and stomach grumbling!

I can never pass up chocolate.
This is perfect for the movie night I have planned for Valentine’s day. :D
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77 Andrea February 7, 2014 at 8:35 pm

These look amazing. Only one thing, I don’t do bananas, so I wonder what I could replace that with? :)
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78 Amanda @ .running with spoons. February 8, 2014 at 5:06 pm

You could probably use something like pumpkin puree, but you may have to adjust the sweetness since bananas add a bit of sugar as well.

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79 Stacey February 8, 2014 at 9:46 pm

Applesauce is another option ;)

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80 Nicole February 7, 2014 at 9:33 pm

THESE LOOK AMAZING!!!

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81 Heather @ The Soulful Spoon February 7, 2014 at 10:16 pm

Just more proof of your awesomeness<3 Love this recipe!
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82 Jan @ sprouts n squats February 7, 2014 at 10:29 pm

I love that they reached out to you! These look so chocolatey and delicious, yum yum. You have done it again :)
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83 Jazial @ Foxy Fresh February 7, 2014 at 11:38 pm

I have to try making these! They look fantastic. Thanks for the recipe! x
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84 Cat February 8, 2014 at 12:48 am

Amazing! I was trying to convince some friends last night I could create nearly any baked good without flour.. and got stuck for muffins. I’m baking these for proof! And because they look utterly delicious…
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85 Delaney February 8, 2014 at 1:04 am

I’ve seriously been needing a chocolate fix (PMS …tmi?) but have stuck to my no trash food plan, so thank you for the healthy alternative. Ingredients are going on my shopping list now!
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86 Ksenija @ With An Open Mind February 8, 2014 at 3:29 am

These do really look lovely girl. It’s awesome how brands are aware of dietary restrictions nowadays and I am happy that your pp(pesky peanut) allergy doesn’t keep you from enjoying a good portion of delicious chocolate for V-Day!
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87 Valerie February 8, 2014 at 8:34 am

It’s official…I’m drooling. I will definitely be making these. I have a step-son that is allergic to dairy and has gluten sensitivities but boy does he love chocolate…and muffins! Do you make your own almond butter?
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88 Amanda @ .running with spoons. February 8, 2014 at 6:47 pm

I don’t. I actually found a few brands peanut-free brands that I love, but it’s definitely something I want to experiment with — especially since I wasn’t able to find some of my favourite flavours!

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89 Mary Frances February 8, 2014 at 8:57 am

Your photos are incredible! I cannot wait to try these. They look so fudgy and I can’t believe they have no flour or dairy! I wouldn’t even miss chocolate’s bff, peanut butter, in these! :)

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90 Stacey February 8, 2014 at 9:19 am

You can omit the egg completely. The banana will act as a binder. In fact I’d add an extra banana to make it even tastier. Add in a teaspoon of baking soda to make them fluffy without the egg. My son has an egg allergy so we do this a lot with birthday cakes :)

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91 Amanda @ .running with spoons. February 8, 2014 at 6:48 pm

Thanks for the tip, Stacey! Definitely something that I’ll have to experiment with.

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92 Elise @ 9toFit.com February 8, 2014 at 11:26 am

anything that has double chocolate in the title is a winner in my book
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93 Sunnie@ModernGirlNutrition February 8, 2014 at 12:32 pm

Umm this is perfect. Youre a genius! ;) Anything with chocolate is bound to be good <3
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94 Jamie @ The Growing Up Diaries February 8, 2014 at 12:42 pm

Oh, these look so delicious!!! I will have to make these sometime very soon!

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95 Lucie@FitSwissChick February 8, 2014 at 12:46 pm

That’s one for me!!! Since I refuse to not eat eggs at all anymore, I will give them a go. I have to go and find some chocolate chips though. I demolished a whole dark chocolate from Lindt with my Bestie on Thursday night while chatting along on the couch with my Bestie. So worth it.
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96 Alicia February 8, 2014 at 3:14 pm

It was perfect that you posted these yesterday. I needed a muffin recipe for a party at work on Monday. I made these today and my family even enjoyed them ( now I need to make another batch)!! They usually don’t like the “healthy” recipes I make. Thanks for the awesome delicious recipe!
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97 Amanda @ .running with spoons. February 8, 2014 at 6:49 pm

I’m glad you enjoyed them, Alicia! Thanks for letting me know :)

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98 Kym February 8, 2014 at 4:36 pm

YUM- Can’t wait to try these- we have a nut allergy in our house too, so I’m replacing the almond butter with soynut butter.

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99 lauraagarwilson (keepinghealthygettingstylish) February 9, 2014 at 2:41 am

These look tremendous Amanda, yum!

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100 Chelsea @ Chelsea's Healthy Kitchen February 9, 2014 at 6:30 am

I looove those dark chocolate morsels. I’m pretty sure I ate half the bag straight up when they sent me them to review haha. These muffins look amazing girl – but I would expect no less from you! ;) The last time I ate chocolate was yesterday when I was doing some recipe testing for a chocolate cookie recipe!
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101 Sue @This Mama Runs For Cupcakes February 9, 2014 at 2:13 pm

These look delicious! Definitely going to try them out! Looking for low sugar options for the kiddos!! Found you on The Sits Girls!

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102 Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets February 9, 2014 at 7:08 pm

I used to make a flourless chocolate espresso cake with raspberry sauce. It was so decadent and delicious. These muffins remind me of it.

I’m a big fan of the Enjoy Life brand. I use their chips for all my baking, in my granola and also in my Energy Bites.

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103 Zan February 9, 2014 at 8:07 pm

Wow…..these look so awesome! I have all the ingredients on hand to make them. On a quest for healthier. Thanks! Commenting via the SITS Saturday share….and liking your Facebook page, too.
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104 Giselle@myhealthyhappyhome February 9, 2014 at 9:00 pm

I LOVE Enjoy Life Chocolate! I pretty much buy a bag every shopping trip since we go through them like crazy! Actually used them today in my banana chocolate chip muffins :-) I can only find the mini ones though. Chunks or larger chips would be awesome!
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105 Amanda @ .running with spoons. February 9, 2014 at 10:03 pm

I’ve only been able to find the mini chips around here as well, but the bigger ones are definitely awesome — especially since they’re a darker chocolate.

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106 Tiffany February 10, 2014 at 8:01 am

oh man does this look DELICIOUS! May have to make these for the honey for valentines weekend! Thanks for the great recipe!
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107 Brittany February 10, 2014 at 5:39 pm

OMG AMANDA YOU WIN the internet with the Enjoy Life review. OMGGGGG. These look SO moist and amazing. I AM MAKING THESE LIKE..NOW. I have everything and can just sub a flax egg. BOOM!
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108 Brittany February 12, 2014 at 9:19 pm

OK so I just made these, but subbed a flax egg for a real egg for extra flax power. AND OMG YUM! My mom is obsessed and shared all over her FB!! Winnerrrr!
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109 camille davis February 11, 2014 at 9:11 am

Im terrible at baking but these sound oh so yummy. will have to give them a try!

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110 Amanda @ .running with spoons. February 11, 2014 at 9:23 am

They’re almost fool-proof, Camille! I’m sure you’ll have no problem with them :D

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111 Tonia February 11, 2014 at 10:45 am

Oh yum! I’m slowly going wheat free and sweets have been the hardest thing to give up! Definitely going to give these a try!
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112 Maria @ Little Miss Cornucopia February 11, 2014 at 4:48 pm

i made these last night but i didn’t have any flax and i don’t eat eggs…so i used chia instead. they were doing really well, until i decided to open the oven door, and rotate the muffin tin. big mistake. when i did that, the batter reacted immediately and drooped in the middle of each muffin. despite that mishap, they still turned out really well..the flavor of them certainly made up for it. soooooo good! my little guy loooooved them too :D

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113 Maria @ Little Miss Cornucopia February 25, 2014 at 4:50 pm

ok, so apparently these muffins absolutely need the flax in them. i made them again (because they are just THAT good) and used the same amount of flax that you used..and used a chia egg instead of the egg. and guess what? they turned out incredible! sooooo happy! my little guy even made a comment as i was pulling them out of the oven “oh! those look much better! at least they didn’t sink in the middle this time!” ha!

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114 Jennifer February 11, 2014 at 5:26 pm

This looks so yummy!

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115 Allison February 14, 2014 at 7:56 am

These suckers are delicious! I think I like them better than the plain ones, because there’s more chocolate (duh). Have you tried putting any protein powder in these muffins? I make your protein granola bars every week, and I’ve tried putting it in these muffins, but I can’t seem to get them to be moist enough. Any tips?

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116 Amanda @ .running with spoons. February 14, 2014 at 4:38 pm

I’ve actually never had really good luck baking with protein powder, which is why I generally avoid it unless I’m making something that doesn’t need to be fluffy or moist, like bars. I would say you could try adding more nut butter or liquid sweetener, but I’ve never tried it myself. Sorry!

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117 runnermamablogger February 26, 2014 at 5:41 pm

These sound awesome but my daughter also has a nut allergy. Any ideas on what I can switch the nut butter out with?
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118 Amanda @ .running with spoons. February 26, 2014 at 5:57 pm

You could use sunflower seed butter or soy nut butter! Sunbutter in particular is awesome when paired with chocolate.

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119 Anel March 6, 2014 at 11:00 am

These look divine!! Can I use unsweetened cacao powder instead of unsweetened cocoa powder? Thanks.

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120 Amanda @ .running with spoons. March 6, 2014 at 11:47 am

You definitely could!

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121 Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries March 19, 2014 at 10:55 am

Hey Girl, I’m going to make these for our MOPS meeting tomorrow, and I’m wondering…do you think maple syrup or regular sugar would be an OK substitute for the honey?
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122 Amanda @ .running with spoons. March 19, 2014 at 11:17 am

For sure! I’ve subbed in maple syrup before and they turned out just fine. And they would probably still turn out great with regular sugar too.

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123 Katelynne March 23, 2014 at 10:28 pm

Tackled these tonight and my boyfriend is disappointed there are only 4 more left, as he ate the rest (I only got 8 out of the recipe – i suspect my pan is a bit bigger than normal tins). Thanks for the recipe!!

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124 Courtnei April 25, 2014 at 6:57 pm

Is there anything I can sub the bananas with? I can’t eat bananas :( thank you!

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125 Amanda @ .running with spoons. April 26, 2014 at 9:26 am

Hmm I’m honestly not sure. The banana helps it bind and add a bit of sweetness, so you could try adding 1/2 cup of canned pumpkin puree and some additional honey or other sweetener.

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126 courtnei April 27, 2014 at 6:27 am

thank you!

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127 Eleanor April 29, 2014 at 12:34 pm

To mKe them egg free, try chia seeds and water, to sub for eggs
Just a thought

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128 Brook July 13, 2014 at 7:39 am

I just made these this morning and they are fantastic. Flourless baked goods can be hit or miss but you got it right with the one. Fluffy and light. Amazing!

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129 Renee August 13, 2014 at 8:47 pm

Could you use applesauce instead of banana? If so what, like 1/2 cup? I know it would probably make the overall recipe have more sugar probably though is the down side.

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130 Amanda @ .running with spoons. August 14, 2014 at 10:43 am

I’m not 100% sure about the applesauce, Renee, but I -am- working on an apple version that should be posted within the next month or so!

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131 Kathy September 13, 2014 at 11:35 am

Can I substitute a 7-cup food processor for the blender called for in making this recipe? I don’t have a blender but really want to make these chocolatey muffins.

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132 Amanda @ .running with spoons. September 13, 2014 at 1:01 pm

Definitely! Anything that’ll grind up the oats and mix everything together :)

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133 Noel October 11, 2014 at 11:59 am

Do you have to have a vitamix to make these? I tried to make them in my Oster Blender and it almost died!!!

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134 Amanda @ .running with spoons. October 13, 2014 at 10:21 am

It doesn’t have to be a Vitamix, but it helps if you have a higher powered blender. If you don’t, then you could easily mix the batter by hand — just mash up the banana and you could do it all in a single bowl :)

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135 Noel October 14, 2014 at 6:52 am

Thanks Amanda!

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136 Stephanie Garcia October 14, 2014 at 12:59 pm

This recipe is delicious but in no way is it healthy or low calorie at all…one small muffin is 184 calories and 11 grams of fat.

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137 Sue October 19, 2014 at 4:33 pm

How could I make these without bananas and almond butter…I’m allergic to both…thanks

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138 Amanda @ .running with spoons. October 20, 2014 at 3:05 pm

Hi Sue! You could probably get away with using 1/2 cup of canned pumpkin puree in place of the banana, but you might need to add an extra 2 Tbsp. of brown sugar. And for the almond butter, you could use something like sunflower seed butter or soy nut butter.

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