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Double Chocolate Chip Date Muffins

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vegan double chocolate chip date muffins vegan double chocolate chip date muffins In honor of Mother’s Day this weekend (and as an excuse to procrastinate on my senior thesis project), I’ve decided to bake batches of muffins as a yummy surprise for when my mom visits me next week. After coming across Solveig Berg Vollan’s Vegan Double Chocolate Chip Muffins recipe, I was inspired to create my own version of double chocolate chip vegan muffins with an emphasis on dates, that gives this recipe a satisfyingly chewy and sweet kick. While these muffins taste sinfully delicious, they are actually a completely guilt-free treat! The muffins contain no sugar or oil and can be made gluten-free, which comes as quite a shock when you take a bite into the rich chocolaty goodness!

Double Chocolate Chip Date Muffins

Ingredients:

1 ½ cup all-purpose flour (or gluten-free flour)

4 tbsp. raw cacao powder

2 tsp. baking powder

½ tsp. salt

1 ½ cup coconut milk

1 tsp. vanilla extract

2 ripe bananas

1 cup pitted dates

1 cup chopped pitted dates

¾ cup vegan dark chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

2. Mix dry ingredients into a bowl.

3. Blend together 1 cup of the milk, vanilla extract, bananas and 1 cup pitted dates until you have a smooth mixture.

4. Mix in wet mixture with dry ingredients. Gradually stir in the ½ cup of milk until you have a cake-like batter.

Batter 5. Stir in the chocolate chips and chopped dates.

Chocolate chips

6. Line a cupcake sheet with about six to eight cupcake liners. Fill each muffin cup equally to the top with the batter.

ready to put in the oven

7. Bake for 30-35 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.

8. Take out of the oven and allow to cool for about 10 minutes.

Enjoy with glass of your favorite nut-based milk!

vegan double chocolate chip muffins

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Jessica Renae

Jessica Renae

Jessica Renae is a freelance journalist based out of Northern California. As an eight-year-long vegetarian, Jessica is obsessed with everything veg. Some of her favorite things include endless hikes through her backyard forest, challenging yoga poses and lazy days spent with her cats. Follow her on Instagram @jessbuxbaum.
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