From: Jerry Schumacher (trainer to Shalane Flanagan)


These gluten-free, sugar-free brownie-like muffins are not only full of essential nutrients but, are the perfect pre-run snack. Originally created by elite athlete coach Jerry Schumacher to tame his sweet tooth without adding processed bars, they’ve become the signature snack for marathoner Shalane Flanagan.

I doubled the recipe after making them once….they were gone in record-breaking time!

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A super rich, gooey, gluten-free, sugar-free muffin for even the most discerning chocoholic!
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword anti-inflammation,, antioxidants,, bananas, cake,chocolate, cookie, sheet pan recipes, snack,, chocolate,, Elite athletes,, gluten-free,, health coach, high fiber, Long distance training,, low fat, magnesium,, runners,, sugar-free,, zinc,
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 large muffins
Author Jerry Schumacher


  • 2 C Oat Flour Grind oats in blender until flour consistency.
  • 1 1/2 C Almond Flour
  • 3/4 C Dark Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 C Chopped Walnuts
  • 1/3 C Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Tsp Fine Sea Salt
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 C Mashed Bananas (3 medium)
  • 1/3 C Whole Milk Plain Yogurt
  • 1/3 C Honey
  • 4 T Unsalted Butter, melted
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla


  • 1. Preheat oven to 350. Line a 12 Cup muffin tin with paper liners.
  • In a large bowl, combine oat flour, almond flour, chocolate, nuts, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt.
  • In a smaller bowl, whisk together eggs, bananas, yogurt, honey, melted butter, and vanilla. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until combined.
  • Spoon the batter into muffin cups, filling each to the brim. Bake until inserted toothpick comes out clean. About 30 to 35 minutes for large muffins and 25 minutes for mini muffins.
  • Muffins can be stored in an airtight container for one week. You can freeze and keep for 3 months. To reheat, 300 degrees for 10 minutes in oven.

WARNING: These muffins are HIGHLY addictive!

Move More, Eat Well, Be Happy,

xoxo, Rosanna
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2 thoughts on “PRE-RUN YUMMM

  1. 5 stars
    Delicious! A running friend made this. I wonder if coconut flour could be subbed for oat flour?