Thermomix Chocolate Muffins

If you’re in my Mix Taste Eat Facebook Group, you may have seen that I recently shared a video of my favourite 12WBT Chocolate Fudge Cakes being made. When I did the 12WBT program, these were a craving lifesaver for me. I would make a batch and freeze them all wrapped individually so if I had a sweet craving after dinner I knew that I could nuke one of these in the microwave for 30 seconds and I’d have a warm gooey chocolatey treat that fit in within my daily calorie goals.

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I may have over indulged a little over the school holidays. I’m trying to get back into the swing of things and the first thing I reach for when I need to get back in shape is my old 12WBT information. I know that sticking to the calorie limit and exercising works really well for my body, and I like to do something that gives me results I can see as well as setting me up for better habits.

I’m a bit of a snacker. I’m not big on breakfast and will have a bigger lunch than needed then will snack too much for the rest of the day. So I’ve started with having breakfast every morning. I’ll have balanced meals and if I’m craving that chocolate kick after the kids have gone to bed, I’ll reach for a Chocolate Muffin and know that it still fits within my diet. Mostly.

I had a little play with the recipe and made it more my own. Obviously, I make it using my Thermomix before baking them in the oven too. How silly would it be to make them the ‘old fashioned’ way now!

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Thermomix Chocolate Muffins

You’ll need:

  • 140g Apple Puree (I make mine but you can also buy it from the supermarket)
  • 130g Yoghurt (I used Lactose Free Natural Yoghurt – Coconut Yoghurt would work well too)
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Essence
  • 110g Plain Flour (I used Gluten Free Flour)
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 40g Cacao Powder
  • 80g Brown Sugar
  • Pinch of Salt

Method:

  1. Preheat your oven to 150C. Grease a muffin tin and set aside.
  2. Weigh into the Mixing bowl your apple puree, yoghurt, eggs and vanilla and mix together for 20 Sec/Sp 4.
  3. Add in the flour, baking powder, cacao, brown sugar and salt on top of the wet mix and blend for 20 Sec/Sp 4.
  4. Scrape down sides and mix for another 20 Sec/Sp 4.
  5. Pour mixture into your prepared muffin tin and bake for 10-15 min in your oven.

When done I’ll let them cool completely before wrapping individually in glad wrap and storing them in a freezer proof container in the freezer. Then I’ll unwrap one, zap it in the microwave for 30 seconds and eat warm with some yoghurt or cream. Yum!!

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Thermomix Sunshine Banana Bread

We always seem to have old bananas in the house, and I always seem to constantly be buying Bananas. I don’t know how many the kids actually eat, but sometimes we’re out and sometimes they’re sitting there ageing.

I don’t mind older bananas. I like to peel and freeze them for smoothies or a quick after school ice-cream for Noah. I used to make this fantastic Banana, Choc Chip and Yoghurt Cake but since dairy has decided it doesn’t want to agree with me I am yet to find a good alternative for the yoghurt in that cake. Maybe coconut cream…?

Now, I’m one for experimenting a little with food. I love to see how different flavours compliment (or clash!) each other. I wanted a moist banana bread but with a twist. So I added some Turmeric.

I’ve been reading a lot lately on how Turmeric is so great for our bodies, it’s full of anti-inflammatory properties and can help with loads of issues, so I’ve been wanting to find other ways of incorporating it into our food. Because of this, my bread was so bright and yellow I just had to call it my Sunshine Banana Bread.

It has a mellow Turmeric taste that is levelled out by the sweetness from the bananas and honey. It’s dense and moist and really really yummy. I made mine in my Thermomix but you could easily mix all the ingredients by hand before baking. For the allergy aware, this recipe is Grain, Gluten, Dairy and Nut Free as well.

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Thermomix Sunshine Banana Bread

  • 5 Ripe Bananas (the riper the better!)
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 40g Honey
  • 1/2 Tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 80g Coconut Flour
  • 100 Coconut Oil
  • 1 Tsp Baking Powder
  1. Preheat your oven to 150C, grease a Bread Tin and set aside.
  2. Into the Thermomix Mixing Bowl add the Bananas, eggs, vanilla, honey and coconut oil and mix together for 30 Seconds / Speed 4.
  3. Add the Turmeric, Coconut Flour and baking powder and mix for another 30 Seconds / Speed 4 or until there are no lumps.
  4. Pour mixture into the greased bread tin, cover with alfoil to stop the top from burning (if your tin has a lid, put that in place) and bake for 1 hour.
  5. Wait until the bread has cooled a little before slicing. Slather with butter/nut butter/avocado and enjoy!