We won't even ask if you like chocolate, but what about chillies? If you do, then you will love these hot chilli chocolate muffins. When the dark chocolate starts melting in your mouth, and chillies tingle your tongue, you'll wonder why you didn't try this before!
As usual, our recipe puts health and wholesomeness first. Our chilli chocolate muffins are vegan (so made without butter and eggs), fibre-rich, and have zero added sugars. We used 90% dark chocolate to minimize external sugars and fats, and we replaced white sugars with naturally-sweet dates.
Our muffins are friendly to weight-watchers too. A single portion will set you back only 210 calories but provide over 20% of your fibres RDI. Fibres are essential to weight-loss diets. They slow down digestion, making you feel satiated for longer with less eating, and keep blood sugar levels from spiking.
Because we used wholemeal flour, this chilli dessert is not suitable for celiacs. Luckily, we have lots of gluten-free muffins recipes, like this one. If you are intolerant to gluten, check out how to make a gluten-free muffin dough using oatmeal, and then come back to this recipe.
Dark chocolate is the perfect test subject for culinary experimentation. When eaten alone, its flavour is strong and overpowering; but blend it with other herbs or spices, and dark chocolate turns playful, absorbing the aroma of the accompanying ingredients, and transforming into something unique and special.
We tried dark chocolate with rosemary in our rosemary brownies recipe, and it was a huge success. Chillies are possibly an even better match, blending with chocolate to produce a potent and surprising flavour.
Finally, rejoice by knowing that these muffins are guaranteed to make you happy. Science says so! When we eat chocolate, our brain releases serotonin, which is the chemical factor that makes you feel satisfied and joyful.
So follow our recipe below, and in 30 minutes you'll have a belly full of chocolate, a happy smile, and lots of wholesome nutrients going around your body.