Chocolate Kaniwa Muffins with Cashew Filling

Updated: May 30, 2023

Chocolate Kaniwa Muffins with Cashew Filling
General Information
  • Desserts
  • Sweet
  • 42 minutes
  • Vegetarian
  • 8-10 muffins


  • Whole Milk
    Whole milk
  • Vanilla extract
    Vanilla extract
  • coconut oil
    Coconut oil
  • Baking powder
    Baking powder
  • Baking Soda
    Baking soda
  • all-purpose flour
    All-purpose flour
  • Coconut sugar
    Coconut sugar
  • Cacao Powder
    Cacao Powder
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
    Apple cider vinegar
  • Salt
  • Maple Syrup
    Maple syrup
  • 1 cup of banana (mashed)
  • 1/2 cup of HerbaZest Kaniwa Flakes
  • 1/2 cup of whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup of coconut sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of HerbaZest Cacao Powder
  • 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar
  • Salt (a pinch)
  • 2 tablespoons of maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup of cashew


These easy muffins offer a delicious combination of flavors and textures. They are a little more dense than regular muffins thanks to the addition of flaked kaniwa, which increases their protein content and enriches them with iron. They are also filled with maple-flavored cashew cream, creating a lovely contrast between the chocolaty outside and creamy inside.

  1. Start by soaking the cashews overnight or in hot water for at least three to four water.
  2. The next day, drain them and place them in a blender. Add maple syrup and a quarter cup of milk and process until smooth and creamy. Place in the fridge to set.(5 minutes)
  3. Preheat the overn to 350 degrees F (176 degrees C). Line a muffin tin with liners and set them aside.(2 minutes)
  4. In a large bowl, place the mashed bananas, the remaining quarter cup of milk, vanilla extract, and melted coconut oil and give them a good mix.(5 minutes)
  5. Add the flour, kaniwa flakes, salt, coconut sugar, cacao powder, baking powder, baking soda, and vinegar. Give it a mix.(5 minutes)
  6. Fill each muffin tin a third of the way up with the mixture, drop about a teaspoon of cashew filling in the center, and then cover it with the remaining batter, evenly distributing it among the muffin tins.(5 minutes)
  7. Bake for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.(20 minutes)
  8. Take out of the oven and set aside to cool completely. You may garnish your muffins with a litlle of powdered sugar. Enjoy!