RecipeAydens Very Chocolate Muffins

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
  • Calories: 140
  • Protein: 4.5g
  • Total Fat: 3g
    • Saturated Fat: 1.5g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 28g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.5g
  • Total Sugar: 14.5g
  • Sodium: 185mg
Take Note

Contains Dairy

Contains Egg

Chocoholics get ready! These muffins are so fudgy and decadent, you’ll find it hard to believe they’re under 150 calories a piece. My youngest daughter Ayden perfected this recipe by adding lots of dark chocolate chips to make these muffins extra yummy.

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This recipe makes 12 servings
  • • 1½ cups whole-wheat pastry flour or whole-wheat flour (or ¾ cup each whole wheat flour and whole-wheat white flour)
  • • ½ teaspoon Kosher salt
  • • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • • 6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • • ¾ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • • ¾ cup milk (any preferred milk, such as skim, almond, or soy)
  • • ½ cup sugar
  • • 3 egg whites
  • • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • • ½ cup dark (or semisweet) chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 325°. Prepare a standard 12-cup muffin pan with muffin liners and coat liners with oil spray.

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and cocoa powder.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the apple sauce, milk, sugar, egg whites, and vanilla. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and fold the batter until just combined (do not overmix). Fold the chocolate chips into the batter.

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean. The muffins can be frozen in a sealed freezer bag for up to 2 months. For best results, freeze muffins immediately after baking and cooling to room temperature.


For more mouthwatering muffins, try my Mediterranean-Style Muffins and my Feel-Good Muffins.