Triple Chocolate Chunk Muffins!

10 Sep

Triple Chocolate Chunk Muffins!? That certainly cannot be healthy. Wrong! I’m always on the search for healthier versions of my favorite sweets and when I saw that these heavenly looking muffins were only 116 calories, I had to give them a try! Extremely moist, and melt-in-your-mouth-chocolatey these muffins definitely satisfied my sweet tooth.

Ingredients
1 3/4 c 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 cup sugar substitute OR 1/4 cup + 2 tbs stevia
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (or peanut butter chips! yum!)

Recipe
-Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 (12-cup) muffin pans with foil cupcake liners, or spray muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
-In a blender, 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, 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. *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!
-Cool muffins before removing from pan
-Fall into chocolate heaven!!

Perfect for weekend brunch or as a midnight snack!

xo, frillyfabulous

(photo & recipe via dashing dish)

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5 Responses to “Triple Chocolate Chunk Muffins!”

  1. typefashion September 11, 2011 at 2:17 am #

    Sounds yumm !

    xoxo

    http://www.typefashion.wordpress.com

    • frillyfabulous September 11, 2011 at 12:07 pm #

      You’ll have to try them, they’re heavenly!!

  2. katie September 10, 2011 at 12:55 pm #

    thanks for the sweet mention on your blog! :) i’m so honored that you like the muffins! :)

    • frillyfabulous September 10, 2011 at 2:59 pm #

      Thanks for sharing your recipe! They are nothing short of delicious … and definitely better then vita muffins ;)

      x0, cassandra

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