The #Foodiemamas are at it again! This month we celebrate raspberries. There's no better way to say goodbye to summer than with one of its most delicious berries. My decadent mini muffins are filled with dark chocolate chunks and juicy raspberries.
As we spring into fall and say adieu to summer, we also say goodbye to our favorite seasonal fruits. I'm a huge fan of juicy plump raspberries so I am excited to share the recipes that my #Foodiemama friends have come up with. Be sure to scroll down for all the recipes!
I decided raspberries and dark chocolate would be a perfect combination in a batch of mini muffins.
What I love about this simple recipe is that it takes 30 minutes from start to finish and is a simple breakfast snack with your cup of coffee in the morning. It's also a great afternoon treat when you need a little pick me up.
Dark chocolate is supposed to be good for you and raspberries are high in antioxidants so these muffins have to be delicious with little guilt, right?
I like to make this recipe in a mini muffin pan because a small bite is the perfect amount. This size serves up well for baby showers, brunches and to-go breakfasts.
I like to make a big batch and share it with my children's school teachers during their conference nights and holiday celebrations. They are easy to freeze and pull out when you need them.
My Moist Banana Muffins With A Streusel Topping have also been popular and who doesn't love to share!
For this recipe I've subbed out half a cup of regular sugar for coconut sugar for a more natural sweetener and I am using a half a cup of vanilla yogurt to cut back on the amount of sour cream in the recipe. I didn't completely opt out with the sour cream because I wanted to make sure the muffins are moist. It's the perfect consistency.
Pair one of my dark chocolate raspberry muffins with my Basic Berry Smoothie or my Nourishing Whole Grain Smoothie with Pears, Blueberries and Bananas.
Raspberry Dark Chocolate Chunk Muffins
Makes 24 mini muffins or 12 regular muffins. Total time: 30 minutes
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup coconut sugar
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup canola oil
- 2 cups flour
- 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup dark chocolate nibs
- 1 cup raspberries, fresh or frozen
Preheat the oven to 400°F. Beat the eggs using a mixer. Next add the sugars and oil until combined. Add in the flour, yogurt, sour cream, salt and baking soda until mixed well. Finally, fold in the chocolate nibs or chips and raspberries.
Spray a 24-tin or 12-tin muffin pan with cooking spray. Fill each to the rim with batter. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes, until lightly golden. Allow the muffins to cool before removing them from the pan.