Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Chocolate, chocolate chip muffins

Last Tuesday was National Chocolate Chip Day, so I searched to find something to make with my daughter so that we could celebrate as well and came across these!

Yummy chocolate goodness
Chocolate, Chocolate chip Muffins
1 3/4 cup rolled oats
3 egg whites
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt (I used Fage 0%)
1 1/2 tsp cream of tartar or 1 1/2 Tablespoons white vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup hot water
1 cup sugar substitute (like Splenda Granular) or 1/4 cup + 2 Tablespoons Stevia
1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips (We used mini chips)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Place liners in your muffin pan or spray them with cooking spray.

In a food processor, blend all of the ingredients except for the chocolate chips until the batter is smooth.  Once smooth, stir in half of the chocolate chips.  I used a small ice cream scooper to fill the muffin tin.  Put the muffins in the oven for 10 minutes then take out and sprinkle and press the remaining chips into the tops, then return them to the oven for 2-4 more minutes until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

The recipe made 34 mini muffins and they were 48 calories a piece.  The original recipe made 12 full sized muffins.  I may have had 3 mini muffins with my afternoon coffee that day.  One muffin had 2.1 grams of fat, 1.2 grams of dietary fiber, 2.1 grams of sugar, and 2 grams of protein.

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