These were wonderful. They'd be great for dessert - very cakelike and full of chocolate flavor! I'm going to try making them with fresh raspberries the next time. Thanks again, Dancer, for another winning recipe!
My children loved these muffins. I also tried them without the cocoa and adding blueberries instead of strawberries and were also delicious.
I'm sorry but these didn't turn out very good... the wet ingredients were not enough to even moisten the dry ingredients - added another 1/4 cup of applesauce. as well, knocked 2 minutes off the baking time and they are still very dry. May try again, adding some oil.
Great low-fat muffin! I mostly stuck to the recipe; I did substitute blackberry yogurt (not having any plain on hand) and I used mixed berries (again, I had them in the freezer and they needed to be used up). Chewy, not too sweet, with pockets of juicy berry flavour.
I would love to give stars on these, because they turned out great, but I ended up making so many substitutes (some intentional, some not), I really don't think I should. So here goes: I used 1 egg (rather than 2 whites), 1/2 cup oil (rather than applesauce... mine went bad!), 1/2 cup buttermilk (rather than yogurt), 1 3/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour (rather than white), 3/4 cup Sucanat ([which is essentially organic brown sugar] rather than brown sugar). Anyway, they turned out great... I think that I would consider them a little more on the "cupcake" than "muffin" side, but I definitely think they could go either way. Very moist and cakelike- I definitely think you could ice these (or not!) and serve them as dessert. I think that a handful of chocolate chips would also be a nice addition. I did use the strawberries, as suggested, and thought that was great, but I'm sure it would be great with other berries (especially raspberries or cherries!) as well. I found the cook time and cook temp to be accurate and appropriate. They rose very well and were just great flavor-wise, just chocolatey and just sweet enough (I find that the balance of sweetness in chocolate baked goods is often hard to get right, but I really enjoyed the balance in these- I think using brown sugar really made them shine) with lovely jewel-bursts of berries. Looking forward to making these again! Thanks, Dancer^!