Skinny Chocolate Chunk Muffins

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I’m heading to the beach in T minus 5 days, so this week’s Fun Food Friday is taking a detour through bikini-ville.  I dug this recipe out of one of my favorite Pinterest boards, and after a few minor adjustments, I created these magical little low-fat muffins that will (hopefully) do the dirty work for my sugar cravings this week.

In grad school I remember learning that muffin mixtures needed to be stirred until “just combined,” and not overly blended, so instead of using a mixer for all of the ingredients, I put the oats in the food processor alone and then combined them with everything else.  I also added a little extra vanilla and a tsp of almond extract.  Plus, I sprinkled a little sea salt on the top of each muffin before baking them.

Choc Muffins 2

These little guys are less than 100 kcals each and they are packed with foods I usually put in my body anyways (e.g. oats, Greek yogurt).  Enjoy!

Comments

  1. Sheryl Burek says:

    Those look yummy!

  2. paulburek says:

    These look great but I can’t eat chocolate. Do you a non-chocolate version muffin?

  3. highstrungmom says:

    Maybe that’s what I’ve been doing wrong…over mixing instead of just combining. I’ll try that next time! Great tip!

  4. Can’t wait to try making these! And can’t wait for your next manicure…..

    Can I add PB2 to make them choco-pb, or is that crazy? Or any other tips on how to not mess them up? You know I need as much help as I can get.

    • Yes! I actually meant to add PB2 to mine and totally forgot. I think it would be a great addition. Plus, they would probably be great with peanut butter chips instead of chocolate chips.

      • PB chips would probably increase the kcal content a little too much to keep them under 100 kcals, maybe? How much PB2 would you add?

  5. Wow this looks delicious!!! :) Great recipe, I’ll be sure tp try this! 😉

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  6. This looks awesome! I’ll have to try this out on my off days.

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