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Double Chocolate Peppermint Muffins

My hubby and I are invited to a holiday party tonight and my friend asked me to bring a "healthy but yummy Sara" dessert. So I decided to come up with a new recipe! I used my 'formula' for flax muffins - and took it the chocolate peppermint route. They turned out delish!!

Double Chocolate Peppermint Muffins (free of wheat, gluten & grains)


  • 3 organic eggs

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil (melted)

  • 1/2 cup, plus 2 Tablespoons organic cane sugar or coconut sugar (to reduce the sugar content, replace 2 Tablespoons of the sugar with 1/2 teaspoon of powered stevia, or 20 drops of stevia liquid)

  • 2 Tablespoons coconut milk or coconut water

  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract

  • 2 Tablespoons of raw cacao powder

  • 1 cup of ground flax meal

  • 3-4 drops of peppermint essential oil*

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon high quality salt (like Himalayan)

  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (I like 60% or higher cacao)

  • Optional - crushed candy canes (I use the kind without artificial colorings)

  • *Always make sure to use high quality certified therapeutic grade essentail oils if ingesting them. Essential oils are strong 3-4 drops is plenty. You could substitute 1/4 tsp. peppermint extract if you do not have essential oil.


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Melt the coconut oil.

  3. Line your mini-muffin pan with muffin papers

  4. Mix together the eggs and sugar till well combined, then add in and mix together the rest of the ingredients - adding the chocolate chips last.

  5. Spoon batter into muffin papers in the tin, coming up about 3/4 of the way up (they will expand and rise).

  6. Put into the preheated oven (I sometimes press a few extra chocolate chips on the top).

  7. Bake for about 15 mins - until a toothpick comes out clean.

  8. Remove from oven and right away sprinkle on some of the crushed candy canes if using - I kind of put them in the center.

  9. Allow to cool.

  10. Serve & enjoy! Keep in an airtight container.

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