My aunt brought me these muffins along with the recipe and said that she felt she had to include the recipe so I'd 'understand' how healthy they were and that would explain the taste. Ha!! My dh and I loved the taste and the healthfulness of them and I have made them many times since. They are a heavier muffin (but moist) and very dark. And they do definitely have a healthier taste to them. Just the way we like it.