For my current research project I am experimenting with substitutions with the aim of producing the healthiest chocolate treat ever.
I am using my standard chocolate muffin recipe as the starting and reference point.
My first step is was radical, I substituted avocado for the fat, milk and egg. Aiming at Vegan as well as healthy. So far results are encouraging the muffins are soft, almost creamy and chocolaty. (Just needing a little salt – hopefully not enough t be unhealthy – to counteract the vegetarian bitterness of the avocado.)
Replacing half the chocolate chips with cocoa nibs also worked well.
Now, what I need next is a sugar substitute. Would honey work do you think? And does Manuka honey retain its health benefits when heated?