A Hint of Christmas - Vegan Spelt Muffins ft. Love Cocoa's Sea Salt Dark Chocolate

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A Hint of Christmas

Vegan Spelt Muffins ft. Love Cocoa Dark Sea Salt Chocolate

Can there be anything better than a Love Cocoa Christmas recipe to tingle your tastebuds? YES. A Love Cocoa Christmas recipe, which uses our bestselling Sea Salt 70% Dark Chocolate, crafted to gooey-chocolatey perfection & actually pretty healthy as muffins go. 100% Vegan, 100% Delicious.

Course: Dessert
Prep Time: Muffins - 20 mins, Icing - 10 mins, Chocolate holly leaves - 15 mins
Cook Time: Muffins - 20-25 mins
Total Time: Muffins alone: 40-45 mins, muffins & decorations: ~1hr
These dark chocolate chip spelt muffins are super easy to make, look rustic & inviting even without decoration and taste absolutely divine. This recipe proves sugar doesn't = goodness, using only 45g dark cane sugar! All our chocolate bars at Love Cocoa are free-from refined sugars, so you can enjoy them, like these muffins, relatively guilt-free.


Ingredients

  • 140g spelt flour
  • 1X Love Cocoa Sea Salt 70% Dark Chocolate Bar
  • 45g dark cane sugar
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 55ml grapeseed oil
  • 1tsp vanilla essence
  • 115 ml almond milk

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180C/350F/gas 4. Grease a square baking tin (~20cm) with oil, then line with greaseproof baking paper.
  2. Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl.
  3. Mix the almond milk with oil and pour into your dry ingredients.
  4. Combine everything without stirring for too long.
  5. Pour mixture into muffin moulds and bake for 20-25 mins.

Once the muffins are cooled you can either present them as they are - use a rustic basket or wooden board to display. P.S. These are delicious warm - the melted chocolate drizzles through the insides. If you're feeling more adventurous, make a quick & easy 4-ingredient Vegan cream cheese icing (250g Vegan cream cheese, 2-3 tbsp icing sugar, 1-2 tsp vanilla essence & cooled heated blackberries). If you're feeling even more adventurous make these Love Cocoa Chocolate Salted Holly Leaves:

Holly Leaves

You may have been told as a kid to stay well clear of holly - the little red berries are pretty poisonous to ingest. Yet, you'll be surprised to hear with a little bit of soap & scrubbing the holly leaves are entirely safe to use for some chocolate holly decoration. These look absolutely delightful and are deceivingly simple to make:

  1. Gather some holly leaves, wash and dry.
  2. Melt your Love Cocoa Sea Salt 70% Dark Chocolate (any amount will do)
  3. Paint a generous layer of the melted chocolate over the underside of the leaves, place in the fridge to cool.
  4. Carefully peel the leaf off the chocolate et voila!

So there you have it - it's just under a month until Christmas and if you're not feeling it already, these muffins will get you well and truly in the spirit.

Merry Christmas!

🎅🏼🎅🏼

 

 

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Loved this bar

Lovely natural orange taste - loved it

Tasty treat

This unusual, sophisticated bar is an interesting variation on the combination of chocolate and orange. It is subtle and delicious. Highly recommended.

Gift for Dad & I

My Uncle worked for Cadbury’s for over 30 years and I spent time at bournville with grandparents as a child. I’m am so pleased that James Cadbury has produced a 5 star quality product. I absolutely love it and recommend to all friends and family to see.
Is there a consideration to included nuts or dried fruit in future products?
I fully support and will continue to buy James Cadbury, Love cocoa.

Avocado choc, whatever next?!

It was strangely avocado-ey and quite delicious. The avo comes through right before the cocoa aftertaste, very subtle and mainly a really good chocolate!

Loved the chocolate as it wasn't too sweet and had a lovely texture. Was less keen on the coffee flavoured bar because not keen on the texture with the bean chips.
Would have preferred the bar wrapping to be fully recyclable - this is possible and seems a missed opportunity for a new company.

Hi Fiona, we are moving to compostable plastic as soon as we run out of the current ones :)
★ Reviews

Let customers speak for us

478 reviews
90%
(429)
5%
(25)
3%
(16)
1%
(5)
1%
(3)
Loved this bar

Lovely natural orange taste - loved it

Tasty treat

This unusual, sophisticated bar is an interesting variation on the combination of chocolate and orange. It is subtle and delicious. Highly recommended.

Gift for Dad & I

My Uncle worked for Cadbury’s for over 30 years and I spent time at bournville with grandparents as a child. I’m am so pleased that James Cadbury has produced a 5 star quality product. I absolutely love it and recommend to all friends and family to see.
Is there a consideration to included nuts or dried fruit in future products?
I fully support and will continue to buy James Cadbury, Love cocoa.

Avocado choc, whatever next?!

It was strangely avocado-ey and quite delicious. The avo comes through right before the cocoa aftertaste, very subtle and mainly a really good chocolate!

Loved the chocolate as it wasn't too sweet and had a lovely texture. Was less keen on the coffee flavoured bar because not keen on the texture with the bean chips.
Would have preferred the bar wrapping to be fully recyclable - this is possible and seems a missed opportunity for a new company.

Hi Fiona, we are moving to compostable plastic as soon as we run out of the current ones :)