Looking for a healthy and delicious way to incorporate Foothills Naturals Aronia berries into your day? Look no further than these Aronia chocolate chip muffins! These muffins are not only tasty, but also packed with health benefits.
Aronia, also known as black chokeberries, are native to North America and have been traditionally used for their medicinal properties. They are rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, which can help improve overall health and prevent chronic diseases.
One of the key health benefits of Aronia berries is their high antioxidant content. Antioxidants can help protect the body against oxidative stress, which can lead to chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and diabetes. Aronia berries are also a good source of fiber, which can help improve digestion and regulate blood sugar levels.
In addition to the health benefits of Foothills Naturals Aronia, these muffins also contain semi-sweet chocolate chips, which add a touch of sweetness and richness to the muffins. Chocolate also has its own health benefits, such as its antioxidant properties and its ability to improve mood and cognitive function.
Now, let's get to the recipe! These Aronia berry chocolate chip muffins are easy to make and can be enjoyed as a quick breakfast or as a snack. They are perfect for those who are looking for a healthy and delicious way to incorporate Aronia berries into their diet.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup Foothills Naturals Aronia
- 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat the oven to 375°F and line a muffin tin with paper liners.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
- Add the dried Aronia berries and chocolate chips to the flour mixture and stir until well combined.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, melted butter, and vanilla extract until well combined.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Do not overmix the batter. Adjust consistency if needed.
- Spoon the batter into the muffin cups, filling each cup about 2/3 full.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.
- Remove the muffins from the oven and let them cool in the muffin tin for 5 minutes.
- Transfer the muffins to a wire rack and let them cool completely before serving.
These Foothills Naturals Aronia chocolate chip muffins are a delicious and nutritious way to incorporate Aronia berries into your diet. Enjoy them for breakfast, as a snack, or even as a dessert! They taste especially delicious when paired with a smoothie (psst we suggest our Antioxidant Blast Smoothie) :)