Saturday, March 1, 2014

What's to Eat?? Skinny Double Chocolate Chip Muffins!

Heavenly and Healthy Double Chocolate-Chip Muffins!

Today's recipe is a very sweet one and yet healthy for you! Sounds like an irony right? Well this is the only type of irony I like, a healthy, delicious food one!  It's the perfect morning breakfast snack, on the go or to enjoy at the table; heck, you can snack on it all day! This double chocolate chip will leave you beyond satisfied! 
This recipe is so easy that my brother in law, yes, a GUY made this batch! So ladies, get your man on this too! 

What you will need::
3/4 cup of unsweetened applesauce
3/4 cup of Greek yogurt(I used strawberry, and you can use any yogurt, but Greek yogurt is healthier!)
1/2 cup if granulated sugar
1/2 cup of all-purpose flour
1/2 cup of whole wheat flour
1/2 cup of unsweetened coca powder
1/2 cup of mini chocolate chips, plus a few more for sprinkling on top
2 large egg whites ( or 1 large egg)
1/4 cup of honey
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of salt

Start off by preheating your oven to 425 degrees. Spray your 12-count muffin pan with Pam or another nonstick spray.
In a large bowl, combine the applesauce, sugar, honey, egg whites, greek yogurt, and vanilla extract.  Whisk them all together until it becomes a nice and smooth mixture.

Now, in another bowl, add the flours, cocoa powder, salt, baking soda, and baking powder  and mix them all together.  Slowly add in the wet ingredients, being CAREFUL not to over-mix.  You can now add in the chocolate chips! 

Now scoop some of the batter and add it into the muffin pan, evenly dividing the batter, filling them all the way to the top. 

Bake for only 5 minutes at 425 degrees, and then reduce the temperature down to 375 degrees, continuing to bake for 13 more minutes.  
Do the toothpick test to see if it is done (insert a toothpick in the center of a muffin--if it comes out clean, they're done; if not, bak for another minute or two).  
Remove them from the oven and allow it to cool for a few minutes and then they are ready to eat!

The strawberry yogurt gives the muffin such a nice added taste! I mean, let's face, strawberry and chocolate always tastes heavenly together! And the applesauce makes for such a super moist muffin! These are too too yummy, and the best part, HEALTHY!
Your tastebuds sure will thank you!
ps, don't forget to =)


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