Healthy & Delicious Chocolate Chunk Muffins

I found this recipe the other day and had to try it. It did not only look scrumptious, but also quite healthy (with 58-116 calories per muffin depending on size), and that is a difficult combination to find. To top it all off, it was a legitimate knock off of Triple Chocolate Chunk VitaTop Muffins from Whole Foods. This recipe is healthy not only because it is low in calories and fat, but also because it does not call for a questionable sugar substitute (such as Splenda). These muffins are moist, filling, chocolately with just the right amount of sweetness. They’re the perfect breakfast for those with a sweet tooth (like me). So, enjoy yourself some Chocolate Chunk Muffins.

 

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups of oats
  •  3 egg whites
  •  3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt/plain low fat yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar/1-1/2 Tbsp. vinegar
  • 1-1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1-1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 cup sugar substitute (such as Truvia)/1/4 cup + 2 tbs stevia
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips/any chips you’d like

I personally used low fat yogurt, vinegar and Truvia in my recipe (because I already had those ingredients), but I’m sure the other ways are delectable as well. I will be making this again, and will try some variations, so if you’re curious how it turns out, come back for an update.

 

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Line 12 or 24 muffin pans with liners or grease them/spray with non-stick cooking spray
  3. Mix together all wet ingredients in a large bowl (egg whites, applesauce, vanilla extract, yogurt, tartar/vinegar and water)
  4. Mix in all dry ingredients except the chocolate chips (oats, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar substitute)
  5. Once the texture is smooth and consistant, mix in half of the chocolate chips
  6. Pour mixture into muffin pans
  7. Bake for 10 minutes
  8. Ater 10 minutes, remove the muffins from the oven and top them with the rest of the chocolate chips.
  9. Bake for an additional 5 minutes.
  10. Remove from oven and enjoy!

As I mentioned, the larger muffins have 116 calories per muffin, while smaller muffins have 58 calories per muffin. Although the calories are low, the taste is not. Chocoholics, you now have a breakfast!
Recipe originally @Healthy is Always Better

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