Muffins can be a healthy start to any morning with these easy Chocolate Strawberry Breakfast Muffins made with whole grain flour, fresh strawberries and rich cocoa powder.
I've been dreaming up this recipe FOR MONTHS! The idea has been in my head, as recipe ideas often are, just waiting for strawberry season to hit. I mean, what's not to love about strawberries and cocoa getting together in a healthy muffin? Absolutely nothing.
Chocolate covered strawberries have long been a favorite dessert of mine and I thought it would be awesome to turn that in to a an easy breakfast option. It's no secret that I love muffins (at least in my family) as I regularly make my Honey Pumpkin Whole Wheat and Blueberry Whole Wheat Muffins (which I just realized are not posted on MHE yet and that is a travesty). I'm also a little obsessed with finding as many uses as possible for cocoa powder ever since I created my Chocolate Tart Cherry Recovery Smoothie.
So after 4 rounds of making these muffins, I've finally nailed the muffin that I had hoped to create. It's light and fluffy (a muffin necessity) and subtly sweet. Since the cocoa is a deeper, rich flavor, when you taste a little piece of strawberry, it really pops out. Yum. Yum. And more yum.
This recipe makes a whopping 17 muffins which makes me really happy. Most recipes make only 12 and that just doesn't seem to last very long in our house. Once cooled, I store these in a gallon Ziploc bag in the freezer and just microwave briefly in the morning to warm them up.
If you are a muffin lover like me, you have to try these yummy healthy breakfast muffins. Enjoy!Print