Coconut Chocolate Muffins #SweetByNature

I don’t make muffins all that often, especially when most of the time they’re loaded with white sugar. However, my sweet tooth has been calling so whipped up these coconut chocolate muffins with a little twist: I used coconut sugar.

Coconut Chocolate Muffins - healthy chocolate muffins that are refined sugar free. Coconut sugar, maple syrup, with some zucchini added in. Healthy muffin recipes are not only delicious but add some hidden nutrition!

Coconut sugar is an ingredient that I always have in my pantry. It tastes similar to brown sugar and it’s 100% natural. What that means is that it does not contain any artificial flavours or preservatives and is not chemically altered in any way.

Coconut Chocolate Muffins - healthy chocolate muffins that are refined sugar free. Coconut sugar, maple syrup, with some zucchini added in. Healthy muffin recipes are not only delicious but add some hidden nutrition!

Coconut sugar is delicious when baked with chocolate goods (like these coconut chocolate muffins) but they’re also a hit with meals that have Asian flavors (think stir fries and soy sauce based kebabs). I, personally, enjoy a little sprinkled with cinnamon in my afternoon coffee as a lower calorie treat.

It mixes really well in baking and dissolves when you add the wet ingredients to make your batter.

Coconut Chocolate Muffins - healthy chocolate muffins that are refined sugar free. Coconut sugar, maple syrup, with some zucchini added in. Healthy muffin recipes are not only delicious but add some hidden nutrition!

I’ve been wanting to get my son in the kitchen with my for a long time, it’s something we need to do more. Not only for teaching him some solid cooking skills but because I feel that it’s a fun way to make some memories.

Making muffins with kids. Easy baking recipes for children.

As you can tell in the above photo, we had some fun and I taught my son that zucchini is virtually invisible when added to baked goods (although he still likes to pretend he tastes it and makes faces). My son was a little disappointed when he realized that the muffins didn’t have frosting and I had to explain that this was a “healthier form of cake”.

Coconut Chocolate Muffins - healthy chocolate muffins that are refined sugar free. Coconut sugar, maple syrup, with some zucchini added in. Healthy muffin recipes are not only delicious but add some hidden nutrition!

If you’re looking for another form of sweetener, look for Lantic’s Stevia Blend. It’s a blend of sugar and stevia, for a sweet taste that’s 50% less calories than using sugar alone. There are no fillers, artificial sweeteners, preservatives or chemicals! That’s my kind of sweet. 

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Coconut Chocolate Muffins

Coconut Chocolate Muffins - healthy chocolate muffins that are refined sugar free. Coconut sugar, maple syrup, with some zucchini added in. Healthy muffin recipes are not only delicious but add some hidden nutrition!

I love how these muffins have zucchini in it, it really makes me feel better about eating chocolate in the morning. For more delicious recipes using Coconut Sugar visit Lantic’s recipe section.

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Coconut Chocolate Muffins

Healthy chocolate muffins that are refined sugar free. Made with coconut sugar, maple syrup, with hidden zucchini.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup plain almond milk
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup Lantic Coconut Sugar
  • 2 tbsps maple syrup
  • 2 tbsps unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp coconut extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 small zucchini, grated
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened shaved coconut

Directions:

Preheat oven to 325˚.

Line muffin tine with parchment paper or cupcake liners.

  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat together almond milk, applesauce, butter, coconut sugar, maple syrup, and cocoa.
  2. Add baking soda, powder, cinnamon, salt, and coconut extract. Beat until combined. Add egg, mix well.
  3. Slowly add the flour and mix until just combined, stir in the zucchini and fold in the chopped pecans.
  4. Divide the batter among the muffin tins.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick can be inserted and pulled out clean.
  6. When there is 15 minutes left, take the muffins out, top with shaved coconut and pop back in the oven.
  7. Cool before serving.
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Coconut Chocolate Muffins - healthy chocolate muffins that are refined sugar free. Coconut sugar, maple syrup, with some zucchini added in. Healthy muffin recipes are not only delicious but add some hidden nutrition!

Want more information about Coconut Sugar and other Lantic products? Visit Lantic’s website for more!

Disclosure: this delicious recipe for Coconut Chocolate Muffins has been sponsored by Lantic-Rogers on behalf of Ehm&Co. As always, all opinions are my own. 

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Coconut Chocolate Muffins - healthy chocolate muffins that are refined sugar free. Coconut sugar, maple syrup, with some zucchini added in. Healthy muffin recipes are not only delicious but add some hidden nutrition!

Randa Derkson

I believe that the kitchen is the heart of the home. Whether it’s discussing your day, sharing the highlights of your trip, or just having quality time with a loved one; lives are brought together at the kitchen table.

24 comments on “Coconut Chocolate Muffins #SweetByNature”

  1. Hi Randa
    I’ve tried to bake your chocolate coconut muffins, and this is the first time I can bake a perfect cake. My father, mother and my son loved it. 🙂

    Thank you, I’ll always wait for the another recipe

  2. Absolutely gorgeous and delicious! You can’t go wrong with a recipe THIS fantastic!!!! Love the shaved coconut on top as well!

    Rating: 5
  3. These muffins look divine! I’m thinking about baking them Sunday morning, if I can wait that long, laugh. With chocolate and coconut, how can you go wrong?

    Rating: 5
  4. This looks delicious! Putting chocolate and coconut together is like a match made in heaven for me. I will definitely be making this. This

  5. Those sound so good! I had no idea there was such a thing as coconut sugar. I’ll have to check that out.

  6. Those muffins are definitely getting made this weekend. They sound absolutely yum-tastic. Thank you for sharing this recipe!

  7. These muffins look amazing! I think chocolate and coconut pair so well together.

  8. This looks delicious. Chocolate and coconut…my two favorites together. Yummy.

  9. These are a great combination I love chocolate and coconut. These look amazing I would love to make this!

  10. Now I think this would be the perfect recipe for us to try coconut sugar for the first time. I’m definitely interested in giving it a shot!

  11. Cheers! I just bought a bag of coconut sugar a few weeks back. This is the perfect recipe to give it a go on.  A good fix for my husband’s chocolate cravings!

  12. Chocolate and coconut? You are playing my song! YUM!

  13. This sounds amazing! I love the flavour combinations. Definitely giving this recipe a try.

  14. Oh my these coconut chocolate muffins look so delicious and easy to make. I will have to give it a try this weekend.

  15. I am always looking for new recipes to try. These coconut chocolate muffins are going to be a big hit with my kids.

  16. I wish I had a plate of these muffins right now! My kids love helping me in the kitchen too – especially when cupcake liners are involved lol!

  17. These muffins look really good. I’ll have to try coconut sugar in my baking.

  18. Chocolate and count is always delicious. These look like they would be great for breakfast on the go!

  19. Sounds great and I will have to try coconut sugar! Sharing on Twitter Thank you for sharing on Merry Monday! Have a great week!
    Kim

  20. I’d take two, please! These look really good!!

  21. This looks delicious!coconut +chocolate combination i would definitely try it

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