To help celebrate May 4th (one of Snez's favourite days) why not try my Dark Side Muffins. Dark Chocolate and Banana – you can't go wrong!
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 35 mins
Serves: 12


  • 2 cups almond meal
  • 2 bananas
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil melted
  • 4 medjool dates
  • 1 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons cacao powder
  • 3 tablespoons 85% dark chocolate block chopped
  • 2 tablespoons cacao nibs


  • Pre heat over to 180ºC.
  • Lightly spray or coat inside of a standard muffin tray with coconut oil.
  • Blend 2 bananas with all ingredients (except dark chocolate and cacao nibto form a batter.
  • Transfer to bowl and fold through dark chocolate chunks.
  • Spoon mixture in to tray (you can use patty pans if you prefer).
  • Decorate the tops with remaining banana and the cacao nibs.
  • Bake for 30 – 35 minutes depending on oven.

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Posted by Sam Wood

Father and husband, on a mission to help people move more, eat better and make a positive change. Sam Wood has over 18 years experience in the health and fitness industry, and is recognised as one of Australia’s leading experts and media commentators. He is also the founder and trainer at Australia’s number one online fitness and nutrition program, and owner of Australia’s largest personal training studio, The Woodshed.