When Enjoy Life Foods messaged me and asked if I’d like to try and review their new dark chocolate morsels I didn’t have to think twice. This is the sixth product review I’ve done for ELF, and just like everything else I’ve tried, these morsels are delicious.
Once I knew they were rich and decadent on their own, I wanted to try them in a tried and true recipe. SO, I made my coffee energy bites that I am obsessed with and added 1/2 cup of these chocolate morsels for an extra special treat. They were delicious.
Next, I wanted to make a chocolate treat that started as brownies, then turned to muffins, and then turned to breakfast pucks. The texture and density changed throughout the baking process so much that I couldn’t call these a brownie or a muffin. They are gluten free, dairy free, and almost sugar free (the only sugar in these are from the chocolate morsels, giving each chocolate puck about 2.5G of sugar.) Boy oh boy were they tasty.
Don’t let the word breakfast fool you, these are rich and pair perfectly with a scoop of ice cream for a decadent dessert. Otherwise, the flax seed, coconut oil, and nutrient packed GF flour make these an acceptable breakfast bite on the go.
Dark Chocolate Breakfast Pucks
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1/2 cup xylitol
- 2 large flax eggs (2 tbsp flaxseed + 6 Tbsp water)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 3/4 cup all purpose GF flour
- 1/3 cup Enjoy Life dark chocolate morsels
- Preheat oven to 350F and spray 7-8 standard-sized muffin tins with cooking spray.
- Prepare flax eggs in a small bowl and let rest for 5 minutes.
- Melt coconut oil on the stove. Then stir in the flax egg, xylitol, vanilla, baking powder, salt and cocoa powder. Lastly, add the flour, then the chocolate morsels.
- Scoop batter evenly into 7-8 muffin tins until 3/4 full, and bake for 22-26 minutes, or until the breakfast pucks start to pull away from the sides and they spring back to the touch. Be careful not to overcook or they will get crumbly. Remove from oven and let rest in the tin for 5 minutes before removing to cool completely on a plate or rack.
I love the visible flakes of flax seed in these. I use a flax and ancient grain GF flour mix that is a 1 for 1 swap, meaning I don’t have to use my brain while baking. The ingredients in the flour alone are enough to set your day up for success! I found this amazing flour at Costco!
I tend to be a terrible judge when it comes to my baked goods, and can be a bit harsh on myself, but I shared these with my coworker and she loved them. I will eat just about anything, but have high expectations for my treats, so it was nice to know they passed the civilian (non limited eaters) test! While these tasted fine alone, I enjoyed them with a scoop of the cookie dough ice cream I had from my waffle creation. I had to finish it off somehow!
Q: Are you too harsh on yourself when judging the food you make? Guilty!