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Low Fat Chocolate Chip Chocolate Muffins

Posted May 17 2011 3:44pm

This is a recipe I got from my mother (thanks, mom!) for some super delicious chocolate chip chocolate muffins that are actually low in fat!  Many of us have a tendency towards sweet foods that are delicious, but sinfully terrible for you.  This is why I like to bake my own desserts… that way I know what I’m putting in my body!!  No unnatural sweeteners, weird chemicals or any other junk… just all natural ingredients and goodness!  Anyway, I had a hard time believing that something this delicious could also be diet friendly.  So, I figured I’d pass the recipe on to you!

This recipe makes 32 muffins.  One muffin only has 161 calories, 3g of fat, 1g saturated fat, 7mg cholesterol, 150mg sodium, 31g carbohydrates, and 2g fiber.  Not bad, eh?

Here’s what you’ll need:

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour
1 3/4 cups packed brown sugar
1/2 cup baking cocoa
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 egg whites
1 egg
2 cups unsweetened applesauce
1 3/4 cups fat-free milk
2 tablespoons canola oil
2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups semisweet chocolate chips

And here’s how to make ‘em:

In a large bowl, combine the flours, brown sugar, cocoa, salt, baking powder and baking soda.  In another bowl, whisk the egg whites, egg, applesauce, milk, oil and vanilla.  Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.  Fold in the chocolate chips.
Coat the muffin cups with cooking spray; fill 3/4′s full with batter.  Bake at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.  Cool for 5 minutes before removing from the pans to the wire racks.  Serve warm!

Now, the original recipe calls for walnuts on top.  I’m not such a big fan of walnuts, so my mom and I melt up some of the extra chocolate chips and drizzle that on top of the muffins instead.  Yum!!  But feel free to add walnuts if you’d like, especially since you’ll get a dose of protein and omega 3 fatty acids!!!

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