Friday, March 4, 2011

Fudge Swirl Peanut Butter Muffins

     We don't usually do anything big for V-day in our house, besides go out to dinner. I whipped these up, rather last minute, as a special treat after our dinner out. 
     The original recipe I found called this creation a cupcake, but in my opinion a cupcake requires icing and this has none. So, I deem it a muffin. Cupcake or muffin; it's so good. I only made six,  and we gobbled them up wishing I made more...and no, I didn't feel guilty about it.
     I've been on a "healthy" sweets kick lately. I'm really trying to lose this baby weight. Can you say that two years later? My mom says she still tells people that thirty years later, so I guess I can. I love sweets and can't give them up, so if I can find a healthier way to eat something I would cheat with anyhow, I'm going for it. This recipe includes no sugar (agave instead) and uses yogurt instead of oils. Adapted from The Biggest Loser Dessert Cookbook.

makes 12
2/3 c oat flour (I grind my oats in the magic bullet)
1/3c + 2 Tbl whole wheat flour
1 tsp cornstarch
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1/3 c Peanut Butter (I used Jif Natural)
1/2 c vanilla yogurt
3/4c + 2 Tbl agave nectar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
8tsp agave nectar
5tsp cocoa
  • Preheat oven to 350* Spray muffin tin with oil.
  • Sift flours, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt.
  • Cream peanut butter, yogurt, and agave. Stir in eggs and vanilla. 
  • Stir in flour. 
  • Divide among the cups.
  • Combine the 8tsp agave and 5tsp cocoa to make the fudge sauce.
  • Drizzle 1tsp of fudge sauce onto the center of each muffin cup. Using a toothpick, swirl the chocolate into the batter. 
  • Bake 15 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.
Do you love sweets too? Check out these links for tons more recipes each week!
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5 comments:

  1. Oh, these look good! The kids would go crazy, I might just have to make some! Thanks!

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  2. These look delicious and perfect for Muffin Monday! We’d love for you to stop by and link up!

    Thanks Alexandra and Kathryn @Talking Dollars And Cents

    http://www.talkingdollarsandcents.net/

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  3. Cupcake or muffin, either way it looks delicious and I'd eat it any time of day. Thanks for linking this up to Sweets for a Saturday.

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