180ml almond buttermilk**
75g dark chocolate chips
46g liquid egg white
50g Truvia Baking Blend
30g olive oil
60g unsweetened applesauce
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon peppermint extract
75g all-purpose flour
60g chocolate protein powder (I use PEScience chocolate cupcake)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
32g unsweetened dark cocoa powder
25g mini chocolate chips, for topping
25-30g crushed candy cane, for topping
Preheat oven to 350.
Melt chocolate chips in double boiler or microwave. Let sit and come to room temperature
Whisk egg, egg white and Truvia until creamy.
Add in olive oil, applesauce, vanilla and peppermint. Mix well.
Mix flour, protein powder, salt, cocoa powder and baking powder in a separate bowl and sift half of it into the egg mixture gradually. Stir with a spatula.
Pour in the buttermilk and mix until combined.
Stir in remaining flour mixture gradually.
Fold in melted chocolate.
Divide batter into greased muffin tin and top with mini chocolate chips.
Bake for 15-17 minutes or until inserted toothpick comes out clean.
Cool on wire rack and sprinkle with candy cane pieces once cooled.
**to make almond buttermilk, add 1 tsp white vinegar to 1 cup (240ml) room temperature unsweetened almond milk and let sit for 3-5 minutes
Makes 18 muffins
Macros per muffin: 92 calories | 11 carbs | 4.6 fat | 4.2 protein