healthy eating my way (allergy friendly)

Chocolate Balsamic Raspberry Muffins

The post today is a little late. Since I had to finish my workour before I actually had time to sit down to post it.  I love crossfit. If you need a challenge this is something to try out. Hurts, but feels so good afterwards.Enough said.

Balsamic vinegar goes in way more things that you would think. And this frosting has a little of a twist to it. The berry flavored frosting, mixed with the chocolate is a great marriage. I’ve been cooking a lot of treats here lately, maybe it is the season, there is candy every where that I look around. I really wish we had Halloween and all that when I was a kid. But then again, maybe its a good thing that we did not. Me, being my usual me, and getting all hyped up on all the sugar. Would not be good, I had enough energy as it was as a kid.  But I would take dressing up 🙂  Then again, for the kids there are trick-or-treating, and dressing up, ALLLLLL the candy in the world. And for grown-ups it is dress up, and going out to party.  Still having the inner child and dressing up. I was walking the other day, and all of a sudden I see this man in a green suite. I was thinking, “no way”, but he really did, he had the whole thing: ” green lantern” suite.  You have to be proud of your body to wear that.  🙂 Only time you can dress up as your super hero.
Happy Halloween everyone


Makes 12 muffins


1 cup  milk ( of your choice)
1 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1/3 cup canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup  cane sugar
1 cup  gluten free -all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons almond flour
1/3 cup cocoa powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

2 eggs

For Frosting:
4oz (1/2 cup) frozen raspberries
1 tablespoon cane sugar
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

1/2 cup butter or margarine, room temperature
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
3-4 cups confectioners’ sugar


1.Preheat oven to 350 F

2. Whisk together the milk and vinegar, set aside for 5 min.

3.Whisk in sugar, oil and vanilla

4. Add all the dry ingredients and eggs. Stir  until smooths.

5. Divide the batter over the 12 muffin cups.

6. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or do the toothpick test. Cool off.

7. In a pan, add the raspberries, sugar and balsamic vinegar.Stir.Let simmer for 5-10 minutes.

8.Take the pan off.

9. Cream the butter until smooth and fluffy, add the powdered sugar and cocoa powder

10.Mix in the raspberry mix. Let cool off.

11. Spread the frosting over the muffins.


3 comments on “Chocolate Balsamic Raspberry Muffins

  1. fashionfoodfeminism
    October 31, 2011

    Oh my gosh this looks absolutely scrumptious!

  2. Kristina
    November 1, 2011

    I hope you had a great weekend! And a good Halloween night! 🙂 I know what you mean; sweets everywhere, the colder it get’s the more comforting food with crave for 🙂 These sound lovely! 🙂

    • alternative eating
      November 1, 2011

      Thank you, yes I did. Got to do what women love the most….shopping. I love Halloween, with all the costumes, and scary cartoons and movies:) I hope you had a great weekend and Halloween too:)

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