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Chocolate Banana Flax Almond Meal Muffins #BreadBakers

Wish you all a very happy and fun filled New Year! I know I have been missing from the blog for sometime and keep saying I will be regular, but life got little busy and blogging took a back-step. With things settled down, I hope to blog regularly 😊 I'm starting this New Year with a healthy muffin recipe which I baked as part of the Bread Bakers. Our host Pavani of Cook's Hideout asked us to bake a healthy bread with or without yeast which can be using whole grains, no sugar, gluten-free etc.

I found this delicious and healthy muffin recipe in Ambitious Kitchen. This muffin is made with almond meal and flax seed meal and the good thing is there is no sugar, no butter and just 1 tablespoon of oil. I did little tweak and added some cacao powder and maple syrup as my bananas were not that sweet. The muffins were less sweeter, but the chocolate chunks added that extra sweetness. I used dark chocolate bar, but you can use one with less cocoa. Whether you are following a healthy diet or not, try these moist and soft muffins. I'm sure you and even kids will love it!


{ Almond meal and flaxseed meal muffins with banana and chocolate }
Makes 10 muffins


1 3/4 cup almond meal
1/4 cup flaxseed meal
1 tbsp cacao powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
2 medium ripe bananas, mashed
1 egg
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp white vinegar
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 tbsp pure maple syrup
2 tbsp milk milk
70 gram dark chocolate bar, roughly chopped


1. Preheat the oven to 180 C | 350 F. Line a muffin pan with paper liners.

2. In a mixing bowl, add almond meal, flax, flaxseed meal, cacao powder, baking soda and salt and whisk well.

3. In a large mixing bowl, beat the egg and add mashed banana, maple syrup, oil, vinegar and milk. Mix until smooth and creamy.

4. Add the almond meal mixture and mix until just combine. Fold in the dark chocolate chunks, leaving few aside to sprinkle on top.

5. Scoop the muffins batter into the paper cups and sprinkle the remaining chocolate chunks.

6. Bake for 20-23 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.

Notes and Tips
  • Cacao powder is optional. You can substitute with cocoa powder.
  • Maple syrup is optional. My bananas were not that sweet so I added maple syrup.
  • Original recipe calls for apple cider vinegar.

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  1. Almonds and chocolate are always a great combination.

  2. This is pretty incredible. I love how you've incorporated some amazing ingredients.

  3. Hello Sona, Lovely muffins and very healthy too. Love the chocolate bits on top. Bookmarked for sure :)

  4. You have all the good stuff in here, yum!

  5. Such pretty muffins you got there. They seem to have EVERYTHING healthy :) Loved this one for #BreadBakers!

  6. What an amazing muffin recipe this is Sona. Love the addition of almond flour and blueberries in there.

  7. Can't wait to try this, it looks AWESOME

  8. These look delicious! LOVE the combination of chocolate & bananas!

  9. Chocolate is what I crave and I love finding recipes like this where I can have it and not feel guilty too!

  10. What a gorgeous muffins !!

  11. I just love how moist these look! I would definitely love to eat a couple of them for breakfast for sure!

  12. Best of both worlds....healthy grains and is good!

  13. Wow i have already fallen for this recipe

  14. loving these healthy muffins - something you dont have to feel guilty about indulging in

  15. Sona I.m trying to reduce intake of wheat so this recipe is great as sometimes I really crave for something sweet. I can have these muffins without feeling guilty.


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