Healthy Double Chocolate Mocha Muffins

Healthy Double Choco Mocha Muffins SPS

Healthy Double Chocolate Mocha Muffins

Yields:  14pcs

Prep time: 30 mins
Baking time: 15 min

Total Cooking Time:  45 mins

These moist and chocolatey muffins have a secret: they contain no butter or oil, have only ⅓ cup of sugar in the whole batch, and are only 135 calories per muffin!

INGREDIENTS

1 cup all purpose flour {125g, fluffed, spooned and leveled}

¾ cup whole wheat flour {93g, fluffed spooned and leveled}

½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder {46g}

2½ tbsp espresso powder {instant coffee works as well}

3 tsp baking powder

¼ tsp salt

¾ cup unsweetened applesauce

¼ cup Greek yogurt

⅓ cup granulated sugar

2 tsp vanilla

2 large eggs

1 cup buttermilk

5 tbsp mini chocolate chips {reserve 1 tbsp for muffin tops}

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DIRECTIONS:
  1. Prepare muffin pans (this recipe works best in large muffin pans): spray with oil, and coat using a paper towel.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients: flours, cocoa powder, espresso powder, baking powder and salt.
  3. In a separate large bowl, combine all wet ingredients: applesauce, yogurt, sugar, vanilla, eggs and buttermilk.
  4. Sift the dried ingredients into the wet ingredients, and mix until just combined {batter will be lumpy}. Fold in ¼ cup of the mini chocolate chips.
  5. Heat oven to 400°F. Allow batter to sit while oven heats. Once at temperature, spoon into the prepared muffin pans. Sprinkled with reserved tbsp of mini chocolate chips.
  6. Bake for 13-17 minutes, until toothpick comes out clean (a few crumbs may stick).
Notes
This recipe works best in large-sized muffin pans (rather than standard sized).

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