I found this muffin recipe a few years ago on Cooking Done Light and I will never use another one. It’s simple and healthy! Instead of butter, the recipe uses yogurt, so you get moist muffins with extra protein but without the added fat. You won’t miss the butter, I promise. I modified the original recipe a little to suit my needs (eliminated the oil, changed the eggs). Enjoy!
Healthy Chocolate Chip Muffins
- 1 1/3 cups whole wheat flour
- 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup fat-free plain or vanilla yogurt
- 1/2 cup skim milk
- 1/3 cup light brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 3/4 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Spray 12-cup standard muffin tin with cooking spray and set aside.
In a large bowl combine flours, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a separate bowl whisk together eggs, yogurt, milk, sugar and vanilla. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and stir until combined. Batter will be lumpy. Be careful not to over mix. Fold in chocolate chips. Let sit for 5 minutes.
Fill muffin tins about 2/3 full and bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let the muffins cool before removing from tins.
- You don’t have to use whole-wheat flour if you don’t have it handy. Just replace with all-purpose flour. But don’t forget, whole-wheat is healthy!
- You can use regular fat-free yogurt or Greek yogurt for extra protein. Feel free to try different flavors as well. I like using Chobani Honey flavor when it’s on sale.
- Instead of brown sugar try using real maple syrup. This will really amp up the sweetness and bring a delicious maple flavor to the muffins.
- Swap out the chocolate chips for your favorite filling to make this recipe your own. I’ve tried blueberries and strawberries with great success! Keep in mind that using fresh fruit will add liquid to the batter, so you may have to increase the amount of flour.
Let me know how they come out! How did you make the recipe your own?