SO delicious Healthy Mexican Chocolate Gluten Free Muffins! Superfood Mexican Chocolate made even healthier and packed in tasty vegan gluten free muffins! Rich flavors but lightly sweet and packed with nourishment. Great for breakfast, brunch, or anytime!
Hey all! Or should I say ya’ll? Hey Ya’ll! So.. I totally switched things ups this week with my gluten free recipe schedule. Okay I really don’t have a schedule per se but I just couldn’t help sharing these Vegan Mexican Chocolate gluten free Muffins sooner versus later.. I felt the urge of inspiration and had to share! Although now I feel little bit guilty because I leave you hanging at the end of this recipe. I am hoping you all will understand. Hear me out, when you have Mexican Chocolate in gluten free muffin form, you are allowed to eat it for breakfast.
When you top those gluten free muffins with a vegan Homemade Dulce de Leche sauce (which I will share on Friday) these vegan gluten free muffins will magically turn into a dessert or cupcake of some sort. But You”ll have to wait till Friday for that transformation. CAN YOU EVEN HANDLE THAT? Say yes, please? Yes because waiting causes appreciation. Plus between now and Friday, I’m going to boast about all the lovely things that make Mexican Chocolate Healthy.
I have your attention now, don’t I? So let’s talk Mexican food, chocolate, and vegan gluten free muffins. Because obviously they go together haha. And because obviously there’s this little holiday coming u p that allows us to take our Mexican food adoration to a whole new level (ahem.. cinco de mayo!).
What is it about Mexican Chocolate that makes it so A-MAZIN!?
Ohh… Glad you asked.
Typical Mexican chocolate is made with roasted and ground cacao nibs, sugar, and cinnamon. Other spices such as nutmeg and allspice may be added, along with nuts, and chilies are sometimes used as well. The natural sweetness from the sugar makes the addition of extra sweetener unnecessary. (source).
Did you catch that? Mexican Chocolate uses cacao nibs and some pretty spectacular anti-inflammatory spices.
- Cinnamon – My fav! Helps calm us, boost brain function, and contains antibacterial properties that supports digestion.
- Nutmeg– contains antioxidants and disease-preventing phytochemicals plus a hefty dose of Manganese which can help regulate the blood sugar.
- Allspice– Contains an essential oil that aids in digestion. Plus it contains great anti-inflammatory properties.
- Cacao – Known as the plant Theobroma cacao, cultivated for its seeds, known as cacao beans or cocoa beans. Super power antioxidants and helps promote healthy gut microbiome.
- Chilies or Chili powder– antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, and has shown to help reduce pain in muscles or joints due to inflammation.
Now, because adding white sugar to these mexican chocolate muffins would probably undo all the health perks, I decided to naturally sweet them with the addition of dried fig! Because who doesn’t love dried fig? Plus it packs in some extra fiber making them one magical SUPER FOOD Vegan Mexican Chocolate Gluten Free Muffin! Yes, I just went there. And like I said above, I’m giving you full permission to eat chocolate for breakfast … on repeat.
Speaking of chocolate on repeat. Let’s get the recipe already cause I hear these muffins calling my name. With a spanish accident. 😉
Helpful Kitchen Tools to Make these Gluten Free Muffins
So super (err. superfood), so delicious, so easy, so throw your hands up in the air and wave them like you just don’t care… ok you’ll only get that joke if you are my age or older. Sorry, corny Cotter moment.
Now… gaze at that dulce de leche sauce and forget my corniness!
Oh and stay tuned for Friday.. please? I promise these Vegan Mexican Chocolate Gluten Free Muffins with get an extra Spanish Flare and deliciousness. But you must wait a tiny bit more. Mmm k?
Have you ever tried Mexican Chocolate? Did you know about all those superfood spices with health perks?
Favorite type of gluten free muffin? and…. go!