Cook's Hideout: Almond Butter-Chocolate Chip Muffins

October 19, 2014

Almond Butter-Chocolate Chip Muffins

Blogging Marathon# 45: Week 3/ Day 3
Theme: Kid's Delight -- Nuts & Legumes for Kid's Lunchbox
Dish: Almond Chocolate Chip Muffins
For the 3rd and final day of this week's BM, I made Almond butter-Chocolate chip muffins. I saw the recipe for hazelnut butter-cranberry muffins lot time back in Vegetarian times magazine. I wanted to make them ever since, finally got a chance to make these for this week. 
Almond Butter-Chocolate Chip Muffins
I always have almond butter in the fridge and use it quite often to spread on my morning toast and add it to Indian curries to make them creamy. So I used it instead of hazelnut butter in these muffins. Also since I was baking for the kids I added chocolate chips instead of cranberries. These muffins also use half all purpose flour and half spelt flour making them more fiber and whole-grain rich.
Almond Butter-Chocolate Chip Muffins

The muffins turned out earthy, moist and delicious. They keep well for 4~5 days at room temperature. I packed them as snack for my son and he really liked his chocolaty treat.
Almond Butter-Chocolate Chip Muffins
Ingredients: Makes 14 Muffins
All purpose flour - 1cup
Spelt flour - 1cup
Sugar - ¾cup+2tbsp
Flaxseed meal - 1tbsp
Baking Soda - 1tsp
Baking powder - 1tsp
Salt - ½tsp
Almond Milk - 1cup (I used soy milk)
White Vinegar - 1tsp
Almond Butter - ¼cup (or use hazelnut butter)
Vegan Mayonnaise - ¼cup (I used regular mayonnaise)
Vanilla extract - 1tsp
Semi sweet Chocolate chips - 1cup (or use 1¼cups of fresh or frozen cranberries)

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat muffin pan with cooking spray.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the flours, sugar, flaxseed meal, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk almond (or soy) milk and vinegar; set aside for 5 minutes. Next add almond butter, mayonnaise and vanilla extract. 
  • Stir almond mixture into flour mixture.
  • Fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Divide the batter among the muffin cups. Bake for 25~30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of muffin comes out clean.
Almond Butter-Chocolate Chip Muffins
Sending this to Valli's Kid's Delight event -- Nuts & Legumes for Lunchbox friendly dishes.
Lets check what my fellow marathoners have cooked today for BM# 45.


  1. I have heard spelt flour is great for baking. I want to try it soon. The muffins look soft and moist. Great mid day snack

  2. Muffins looks damn pretty and super chocolatey..

  3. Beautiful pics and healthy muffins! I like the texture of the muffin pan. :)

    1. Thank you Usha. That muffin pan is one of my recent garage sale finds.

  4. Yes the muffins do look rustic..and of course chocolate and kids go together. Wonderful .

  5. Such delicious looking muffin pavani..what can I replace the spelt flour with?..

    1. You can easily replace spelt flour with wholewheat flour/ atta. Do try, I'm sure your kids will love these.

  6. Never used spelt flour. very interesting

  7. love the use of spelt flour - what healthy muffins

  8. I've not used spelt flour before, but want to try it some time.


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