In the mood for CHOCOLATE

Yesterday I was in the mood for something chocolaty and sweet so I took my microwave cake batter and made mini muffins out of them in the oven. Heavenly. Takes just a few minutes longer but the little crispy edge is to die for. Perfect for you know that particular time of the month when only chocolate will satisfy you. Make these.

Perfect little grab and go breakfast (toss a couple in a snack sized Ziploc) maybe pair it with my Chocolate Covered Cherry Protein Shake. I love to take a couple out with me when I'm going to coffee with pals. Since Starbucks has NOTHING for us in their bakery case when everyone is indulging I can breakout my healthier delicious treat (but better bring extras to share, non-ops love them too)

Shelly's Chocolate Protein Mini Muffins

1 Egg, beaten
3 Tablespoons Milk
2 Tablespoons Sugar Free Vanilla Torani Syrup
1 Tablespoon Canola Oil
3 Tablespoons Multigrain Pancake Mix (I use this)
2 Tablespoons Unsweetened Cocoa (Hershey's is what I used, baking aisle)
1 scoop Chocolate Protein Powder
Pinch salt

Mix egg, milk, syrup and oil (applesauce or cottage cheese can sub for oil but 1 T divided between 12 muffins is really not a lot) and combine thoroughly. In a separate bowl, mix pancake mix, cocoa, protein powder and salt. Tip dry into wet and stir till combined.

Pour into a non stick mini muffin pan that has been sprayed with Pam.

Bake at 350 for 10 minutes. Makes 12 moist, delicious, mini muffins.

Other Eggface cake batter flavors that can be used.


Fredda said...

GREAT post! I just made your chocolate cake last night! Will definatly try these if I can keep them away from my kids! LOL

battynurse said...

Looks yummy.

acousticdryad said...

Thank you so much for all of your wonderful posts and recipes. I am pre-op by about a month and a half, and am so nervous about my food choices. I recently found your blog and am so relieved that I won't be living off of just green vegetables and water. You have really helped alleviate a lot of my fears.

Nella said...

Hi Shelly,
I gave you an award, you can view it on my page!
Love all the recipes!

Kris said...

Thanks for passing on all the information and wisdom you have aquired on this subject. Your recipes and tips are amazing. I'm also pre-op by about a month or so ...just waiting for a date. I have learned so much from reading your blog each morning. I have a list of recipes for my journey. I have tried a number of them and they are great. I love the protein ice cream! Thanks again

Anonymous said...

Oh Man! Where were these LAST NIGHT?! Definitely making them tonight when I get home! I may need to go home early from work! ;)
Thanks for continuing to be so creative! Takes the pressure off the rest of us! lol
BTW....weird freckin weather, eh?
Gotta love So Cal! :))

LowCHO said...

FYI ~ Just in case anyone's interested, I calculated the nutrition stats. One mini muffin is approximately 37 calories, 2g fat, 2g carbs, 3g protein ... Great stats for a treat :-)

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Low Cho, Just an FYI: I don't put nutritional info on my recipes because... if you change milk type, protein powder, etc. the stats can vary dramatically ;) I let others do the math and decided whether it fits into their plan. I will say every recipe I make fits into my post weight loss surgery plan.

Anonymous said...

Hey Shelly,
I made these today and think I must have done something wrong....they came out very dry! Any ideas what I might have done or could do differently! They look so moist and yummy in your photo!! Any suggestions would help!
Amy Doyle

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Hey Amy, If you used all the same ingredients and didn't miss anything (LOL I left an egg out once and wondered what the heck happened) I'm thinking your oven is too high (many can be off up to 25 degrees, thermometer it once to check then adjust) or they stayed in slightly to long. You want to stick a toothpick in and first sign of dry they come out 10 minutes to 14 minutes is the time frame :) Give it another try they are worth it I promise.