Alligator Pear & Chocolate Mini Muffins

IMG_4382 There is definitely no better compliment then when your kids say the love your food. They are the toughest critics and these days with my eldest going through a picky-eater phase, hearing him say these are my best muffins is THE BEST.

If you’ve been following my posts, you have figured out that I always try to jam in as many nutrients as possible, yet still make it kid-approved, with some sweetness and creaminess and taste-bud friendly texture. This mini is JUST THAT and so much more!

I’ve been using my browning bananas for most of my baking lately, but I used a new fruit that offers a creamy, velvety, fatty taste and is really one of nature’s incredible foods with over 20 different vitamins and minerals and monounsaturated (heart healthy) fat.

It’s AVOCADO – I used the not-so-common “alligator pear” title because my 6 year old can now read. He thinks he hates avocado, but these muffins prove otherwise!

Like all of my muffins, I use gluten-free flour (millet this time), avoid cow’s dairy and refined sugar.


Makes 24 + enough left over for a mini cake pan


1/2 ripe avocado, mashed

1/2 cup unsweetened coconut yogurt (Yoso)

1/2 cup unsweetened organic apple sauce

1/4 cup virgin coconut oil (melted) + a little bit more for coating your mini pan

1 organic free-range egg (can swap for a flax egg)

1/2 cup coconut sugar

1.5 cups millet flour

1/4 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp sea salt

1/2 cup dark chocolate or vegan chocolate chips



  1. Preheat oven 350 F
  2. line mini muffin tin and coat mini pan with coconut oil
  3. In a medium bowl mix mashed avocado, coconut yogurt, apple sauce, coconut oil
  4. In a small bowl mix millet flour, coconut sugar, baking soda, baking powder and sea salt
  5. Add dry to wet ingredients
  6. Stir until mixed
  7. Add chocolate chips
  8. Spoon in batter to mini muffin tin and pan
  9. Bake for 15-17 mins (minis) or until toothpick is dry by muffins are still moist. Mini pan is 22-25 mins.
  10. Put one or two aside for you because these ones are going to go fast!





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