Okay - well they might not be good for you but they are Better For You Chocolate Muffins than a standard muffin. These use applesauce in place of oil, fat-free milk and egg substitute. I love the addition of the sliced almonds as called for in the original recipe but I've also used a white chocolate chip & peanut butter chips in it's place for a fun twist to the muffin. Original recipe was found in a Simple & Delicious flyer submitted by C. Gaus.
- 1 1⁄4 cups flour
- 1⁄2 cup sugar (may use a substitute if you need to watch sugar intake too)
- 1⁄3 cup baking cocoa
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1⁄2 cup nonfat milk
- 1⁄2 cup egg substitute
- 1 teaspoon vanilla (using almond extract is a nice twist too)
- 1⁄4 cup sliced almonds (you may use a chopped almond too)
- In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder and baking soda.
- In another bowl, whisk the applesauce, milk, egg substitute and vanilla until smooth.
- Stir wet ingredients into the dry ingredients just until moistened (do not over stir or your muffins will turn out too dense).
- Coat 12 muffins cups with non-stick spray or use a paper liner. Fill cups three-fourths full with batter.
- Sprinkle with the almonds (or you can use a white chocolate chip, peanut butter chip, chopped peppermints).
- Bake at 375*F for 20-25 minutes or until muffins test done with a pick.
- Cool for 15 minutes before removing muffins from the baking cups and allowing to cool completely on a wire rack.
These are my go to for a low fat chocolate treat! They are good. You can taste the apple sauce but considering their low fat state, I feel like it is a good trade off. I usually make mini muffins and figure each one has about 30 - 40 calories. I lost this recipe for a while and tried MANY MANY others and none I have found were even half as good as these! The only thing I change is substituting whole grain flour for white. I haven't noticed a difference.
I also used Splenda instead of sugar. They are very good and moist as being low-fat and low-sugar. Very low-calorie. That was what I was looking for. I didn't garnish them with almonds. Thanks Melissa :) Made for Gimme 5 tag game
Considering that there is such a very low fat content and virtually no sugar at all (I used Splenda) in these dark chocolate morsels are they are outstanding. Very chocolaty tasting and so easy and quick to make, whats not to love, :D.