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AIP 'Chocolate' orange & date muffins

Vegan • AIP Paleo • Gluten free • Grain free • Dairy free • Egg free • Nut free

The goddess of muffin! Moist, light in texture and full chocolate orange and caramel date deliciousness. These AIP muffins are so scrumptious and are naturally sweet. Easy to whip together, you would also never know they are grain, gluten, dairy and egg free!

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Chocolate is not allowed on the AIP diet but carob makes for a yummy replacement with it's sweeter caramel flavour. Try these muffins as a dessert! Lightly heat the muffin and serve with coconut yoghurt.

AIP 'Chocolate' orange & date muffins

Fan bake time : 25 minutes

Servings : 6 muffins


• 1/2 cup tigernut flour (sift for no clumps)

• 1/2 cup cassava flour

• 1/4 cup tapioca flour

• 1 tbsp coconut flour

• 1/2 tsp baking soda

• 3 tbsp carob powder, sifted

• 2/3 cup dates, chopped

• 2 tbsp orange rind

• 1 tbsp orange juice

• 2 tbsp maple syrup

• 1/2 cup olive oil

• 1 gelatin egg (1.5 tbsp gelatin sprinkled over 1/2 cup boiling water, lightly stir to dissolve then whisk until frothy.)


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 fan bake.

  2. Combine dry baking ingredients in a large bowl.

  3. Add the dates and orange rind, mix until evenly distributed.

  4. Add the orange juice, olive oil and maple syrup, gently mix until all ingredients are slightly wet and like a crumbly dough.

  5. In a small cup sprinkle 1.5tbsp gelatine over 1/2 cup boiling hot water. Stir gently to dissolve and then whisk until frothy.

  6. Immediately fold gelatine egg through the mixture until well combined.

  7. Fill 6 silicone muffin moulds with mixture.

  8. Bake in the middle of the oven for 22 - 25 minutes.

Try these as a delicious dessert! Lightly heat the muffin and serve with natural coconut yoghurt.



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