Thursday, October 2, 2014

Mocha Peanut Butter Muffins - Wheat Flour

These are SOOOOO good ....  REALLY chocolaty and moist. 

My co-workers thought these were REALLY good also...moist, not a strong coffee flavor, not a strong peanut butter flavor and chocolaty !!!

1 cup Whole Wheat Flour or Spelt Flour (I use Bob's Red Mill)
1/2 cup
Corn Flour (I use Bob's Red Mill)

1/4 cup Sucanat   (or brown sugar)  (I use Barry Farm)
1/4 cup Hershey's Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1/4 cup Ground Flaxseed  (I use Bob's Red Mill)
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cardamom
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup chopped nuts or 1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips (optional)
1 tsp Coffee Extract - Nielsen Massey
1/4 cup instant coffee granules
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 medium to large very ripe bananas, mashed
1/4 cup natural peanut butter  (I used crunchy)

Mix the coffee extract, coffee granules, almond milk, applesauce, mashed bananas and peanut butter in one bowl. 

Mix the dry ingredients in another bowl.    

Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir just until the dry ingredients are moistened.  

Pour into muffin pan and bake at 350 degrees for about 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  

I like using the silicone bakeware for my muffins.  The muffins  come out so easily and I don't need to grease the pan.  My favorites are:   Casabella Silicone Standard Muffin PanCasabella Silicone Large Muffin Pan, Casabella Jumbo Muffin Cups.

The OXO Large Scoop  is GREAT for scooping out batter into the muffin pan.  It is MUCH neater than when I used a spoon to scoop the batter into the pan - I no longer get batter all over the muffin pan !!!

Estimated Nutritional Value per muffin based on 12 muffins:  Calories 142, Total Fat 4.1g, Cholesterol mg,  Sodium 167g, Carbs 23.7g, Fiber 3.2g, Sugars 6.8g, Protein 4.2g

Those whom God had already chosen he also set apart to become like his Son, so that the Son would be the first among many believers.
Romans 8:29 (GNT)


  1. Woo hoo first comment!
    Just gotta say, these muffins look DELICIOUS! Fantastic work!!!! :) Gotta try them out!

    I'm really sorry for messaging you here - but I couldn't find any other means of contacting you! I was hoping to join your A Taste of Vegan Community Board! It looks wonderful and filled with active people. I'd love to contribute my wife's recipes with everyone (She's vegan, and I'm trying to make the transition!) My user name is 'levanninja' and I've followed all your boards. :)

    Just wanted to add a big big thank you for maintaining these boards. I know it isn't as an admin to handle so many things at once - so I sincerely applaud you for doing it! Much appreciation and love!

    Regards, from Australia!

    P.S. Those muffins are STILL looking really tasty!

    1. THANK YOU !!! I hope you enjoy the muffins !!! I JUST sent you an invite to "A Taste of Vegan". Please let me know if you do NOT get it .... Would LOVE to have you share your wife's vegan recipes on the board !!!! - THANKS again, Denise

  2. Hey hey Pink-Vegan! Thanks for the super quick response! Really appreciate it! Hey I'm actually gonna try baking these on Friday - will let you know how it goes!

    I didn't seem to receive your invite on A Taste of Vegan. My user name is 'levanninja' and I just double checked to make sure I've followed you, which I have. :) Could you pretty please send the invite again? Not sure why I didn't get it! I can't wait to contribute to the community (hence, why I made the effort to come here to find you and THANK GOODNESS I did cause your recipes look great!)

    Could you also maybe add my other account 'mywifemakes' to the community board too? :) I won't double post, promise. I'm very careful about these things :)

    Btw, are you from Australia as well? I notice your blog address has an .au at the end of it! We live in Melbourne! :)

    1. HI !!! I am glad you finally got the invite !!!! Looking forward to your recipes !!! Definitely let me know how you like the muffins !!!! No, I am not from Australia..not sure why the blog address ha an .au a the end.. I live in the US...THANKS again...- Denise

  3. P.S. I left you a Pinterest comment on your Vegan Burgers board - just so it'll be easier to find me :) I tried a vegan burger patty the other day by Linda McCartney (the brand). Awesome stuff! :)

    Thanks for everything again Pink-Vegan!


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