Saturday, March 3, 2012

Sometimes A Girl Just Has to Have Chocolate!

Sometimes A Girl Just Has to Have Chocolate, so yes, here I am again with another Jorge Cruise - Skinny Muffin recipe.  I love chocolate and sometimes I just need it, lol.  My son decided to bake chocolate chip cookies tonight.  Oh goodness, now what?  Well, I made my own chocolate chip muffin.  It is perfectly safe and acceptable for Jorge's Belly Fat program. 


 This Skinny Muffin recipe incorporates Almond meal instead of Flax meal for a nice fluffy texture.  By using egg whites intead of a whole egg it offsets some of the fat and calories that the Almond meal adds.  Ghiradelli 86% Cacao & unsweetened coca powder bring home that good chocolate flavor!

Double Chocolate Skinny Muffin:

  • 3 Tbs. Egg Whites
  • 1 tsp. Coconut or Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon (ground)
  • 1 tsp Cocoa Powder (unsweetened)
  • 1 packet of Stevia sweetener (Xylitol can be substituted but will ad 4 more carbs per packet)
  • 1 splash of Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 cup of Almond meal (Flax meal can also be used)
  • 1/2 of 1 square of Ghiradelli 86% Cacao crumbled into chips.

  • Add egg whites to mug
  • Stir in baking powder with a fork making sure it is fully incorporated
  • Add the coconut oil (it will break up and dissolve a bit)
  • Add cinnamon & cocoa powder
  • Add Stevia & a splash of the Vanilla extract
  • Stir in 1/4 cup of Almond Meal
  • Stir in the crumbles chocolate pieces
  • Microwave for 50 - 55 seconds 

Some pointers about making the muffin:
  • Be sure your baking powder is really fresh
  • Add the egg whites first, then the baking powder and really mix it good to break up the baking powder and mix it well into the egg.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients
  • Add a dash of Vanilla extract to give it a more homemade taste.
  • You can use either coconut oil or olive oil
  • Fold in the chocolate pieces last
Yummy Good with a cup of coffee!

CARB & SUGAR INFO: 13.8g Carbs, 2g Sugar
Almond Meal - 6 carbs, 1 sugar per 1/4 cup serving
Xylitol - 4 carbs, 0 sugars
Ghiradelli 86% cacao - 4 carbs, 1.5 sugars
Cocoa Powder - 1 carb, 0 sugars
Cinnamon - 1.8 carbs, 0 sugars
Egg Whites - 0 carbs, 0 sugars
Baking Powder - 1 carb, 0 sugars
Vanilla Extract - 1 carb, 0.5 sugar