bank holiday baking

I love bank holidays. Having an extra day to do whatever you want. There’s nothing better! It makes me happy that I’m currently still in bed, when usually I’d be sitting in a meeting right about now. What a time to be alive guys!

So, what else is a girl to do today? Well, how about baking these glorious gluten free chocolate avocado muffins! Yes that’s right, you heard me correctly, avocados…in muffin form.

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I’ve always been intrigued by the use of fruit/veggies in cakes. It kind of blows my mind. Last year I made a chocolate courgette cake and it was INCREDIBLE. So when I was pinteresting and found a whole avocado adventure it was an opportunity not to be missed.

And it’s super easy to make…and even more delicious to eat!

I technically used this recipe, however, there were some ingredients I forgot to buy (woops) and I’m currently on a gluten free diet so I did some substituting.

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So here’s what I did…

2 cups gluten free flour
3/4 cup mixed brown and caster sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup chocolate chips
1 avocado (mashed)
150g greek yoghurt
1 cup milk
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tsp vanilla

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First things first, whack on that oven to 170C. Next, dump all the dry ingredients in a bowl. That’s your flour, sugar, cocoa, bicarb, salt and choccy chips. Give it a good mix through.

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Next up, mash your avocado and pop it in a bowl along with your yoghurt. Get a whisk and whip it up.

Throw in the milk, oil and vanilla and give it another whisk. It turns into a kind of gross minty puke green colour…but it smells good!

Little by little add in the dry ingredients and fold together. Bish bash bosh.

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Get out your muffin tin and line. I used muffin cases, HOWEVER, I would actually recommend just greasing the tray and pouring the contents in there. Turns out the mixture, when cooked, is quite stubborn and ended up getting a little stuck to the wrapper. Sad face.

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Once they’re all filled, pop em in the oven for about 30 mins or until a toothpick comes out clean and the tops are springy.

Leave them to cool for a little bit (or, if you’re like me, wait three minutes and then burn your tongue because they’re so hot but it doesn’t matter because they’re so delicious) and then enjoy!

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Super easy, super delicious…and I’m guessing because it has fruit in, they must be healthy too! YEAH!

Have a great bank holiday Monday guys. Who’s going to the pub?

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