I have never had a Vitamuffin, but I know they have following so I decided to try this recipe. My muffins came out dry looking on the top, but moist on the inside and although they are not very sweet, the chocolate chips give it just the right amount of sweetness. I did not use Splenda, I used erythritol instead, which is a fantastic, natural, no calorie sugar. I also did not use liners, I just sprayed the tins and the muffins popped out nicely. Thanks for the recipe.
I used Greek yogurt in place of the sugar free applesauce and I added a little extra cocoa powder. I just placed the chocoalte chips on the top so they would be like Vitatops. I have the Vitatops muffin pans which I used. I sprayed the pans generously with cooking spray. They turned out wonderfully, I was very impressed. I have purchased Vitatops at the store and online and I have also purchased the mix. This recipe was not quite as good as the mix but I thought it was better than the premade ones.
Decent. They didn't taste like vitamuffins to me as they were not as dense. But they had ok flavor and I like the nutritionals. I used white wheat flour and mini chocolate chips. Next time I would, like some suggested, put some in the batter and put some on top as they all settled on the bottom. They are a tad spongy like most fat free products, but not bad and a decent lunchbox snack.
Disclaimer: I modified this recipe by: using all purpose flour (I didn't have any whole wheat), reduced sugar to 3/4 cup, reduced choc chips to 1/3 cup and used f/f evaporated milk instead of half and half. I used Benefiber Clear for the fiber supplement. Having said ALL that, these are delicious! I've never actually had a real vitamuffin, but I did not want to shell out the $$ to try them, so I had all these ingredients in my pantry and decided to whip up a batch. I did not use cupcake liners, and was just really generous with the cooking spray on naked cupcake pans. The muffins came out just fine. Also, regarding the dryness issue? Mine WERE dry, but I found by covering them overnight, the tops got nice and moist. No need to add extra calories by spraying.
I was VERY skeptical about this recipe based on the reviews, and a made a few minor changes, but I think they turned out GREAT! I added 1/2 teaspoon of almond extract on top of the vanilla already called for. Then, I mixed 1/4 of the choco chips in the batter and sprinkled the rest on top before baking. I made these into vitatops instead of muffins...as soon as they came out of the oven I gave the the TINIEST spray of Pam because they did look a tad dry. I think the key is to not overcook them. I am sold on these, they are a great substitute for the very expensive original.
I always use vita muffin tops and was excited to find this recipe. I used this recipe yesterday and was deeply disappointed. The muffins were missing something and I don't know what it is... The mix from vita muffins puts the chips on the top using only 1/4 cup this had too many chips and I used my muffin top pan and they were way to dried out on the whole I'll stick to their mix.
This is an excellent Copycat Recipe! I will be making these from now on and not paying the big $$$ for the real thing. The batter is a little thin, but don't let that stop you. They do stick to the paper liners, so I think next time I'll try spraying the pan and not using the liners. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe.