These Healthy Chocolate Chunk Muffins are not just a healthy alternative to chocolate muffins, but they taste amazing!
Part of my quest for eating healthier means trying to find alternatives – especially those that help satisfy a sweet tooth. I found this recipe which happens to be a Whole Foods Vitatop Muffin copycat. I found similar recipes all over the web. Also, various sites claimed these muffins only had 58 calories, but when I put them in a calorie calculator for recipes, I get different nutritional values.
Healthy Chocolate Chunk Muffins
OK, so how do these muffins taste? They are absolutely delicious! My Lenny even likes them! Although, our son Owen saw the muffins sitting on the counter cooling and thought, “Oh, great, chocolate cupcakes!” He then took a big bite out of one and was terribly disappointed/surprised. He didn’t even give the muffins a chance and refused to try them – his loss! They have a moist, but dense texture. They are filled with rich chocolate goodness. I mean, what’s not to like? These triple chocolate chunk muffins are definitely a healthier alternative to muffins, cupcakes and anything else chocolate that you might be craving.
I took these muffins in to work for a carry-in and they were a big hit. They are made from oats, sugar-free applesauce and Greek yogurt. Just try them – you’ll like them!
These muffins are healthy and tasty! They have sort of a dense texture and are super moist – thus the reason for recommending you use foil liners instead of paper. Do you have a favorite healthy-ish dessert? I’d love to hear about it!
- 1 3/4 cup Oats
- 3 Egg whites
- 3/4 cup Unsweetened cocoa
- 1/2 cup Unsweetened applesauce
- 1 tsp Vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup Plain Greek yogurt (or regular plain low fat yogurt)
- 1/2 tsp Cream of tartar (or 2 tsp. vinegar)
- 1 1/2 tsp Baking powder
- 1 1/2 tsp Baking soda
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 1 cup Hot water
- 1/2 cup Baking Stevia OR 1 cup sweetener of choice that measures like sugar
- 1 1/2 cup Semi-sweet chocolate chunks or chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two 12-cup muffin pans with cupcake liners, or spray muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
- In a blender, (or food processor), mix all of the ingredients together, except for the chocolate chips. Blend until oats are ground and mixture is smooth.
- Place mixture in a bowl and gently stir in 1/2 of the chocolate chips (set the rest aside).
- Scoop mixture into prepared muffin pans. Place muffins tins in the oven for 10 minutes.
- After 10 minutes, remove muffins from the oven (but don’t shut oven off), and distribute the other half of the chocolate chips on top of each muffin.*
- Place the muffins back into the oven and bake for an additional 2-5 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
- Cool muffins before removing from pan. ENJOY!!!
*Note, you could skip this step by putting all of the chips in the batter, and baking the muffins for 12-15 min straight, but this method gives the muffins the traditional ‘VitaTop Muffin’ look with the chocolate chips on top!
Use foil muffin liners instead of paper!
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 103Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 150mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 2gSugar: 8gProtein: 3g
Til next time…