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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 216.9
  • Total Fat: 6.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.4 mg
  • Sodium: 89.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 38.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.0 g
  • Protein: 3.9 g

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Low Fat Dark Chocolate Muffins

Submitted by: SBMMYERS
Low Fat Dark Chocolate Muffins

Introduction

These muffins are sweet and chocolatey; you'd never guess they're low fat These muffins are sweet and chocolatey; you'd never guess they're low fat
Number of Servings: 12

Ingredients

    1 c. old fashioned rolled oats (not instant)
    1 c. non-fat milk
    1 c. whole wheat flour
    2/3 c. Splenda brown sugar
    2/3 c. unsweetened applesauce
    2 egg whites
    1 tsp. baking powder
    1/2 tsp. baking soda
    4-6 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
    1/2 tsp. salt
    1 c. dark chocolate chips (I like Ghirardelli)




Directions

Soak the oats in milk for about one hour.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and then spray the muffin pan with cooking spray.
Combine the oat mixture with the applesauce and egg whites, and mix until combined. In a separate bowl, whisk the dry ingredients together. Add the wet ingredients to the dry mix until just combined. Add the chocolate chips. Do not over-mix of the muffins will be tough. Spoon the mixture into the muffin pan, forming a total of 12 muffins.
Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until done. Remove from pan and enjoy.

* Note: this recipe is an adaptation of another delicious muffin recipe posted by SparkPeople member Misspenn, called "Low-Fat Oatmeal Muffins"

Number of Servings: 12

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SBMMYERS.






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  • Incredible!
    100 of 103 people found this review helpful
    I made these, used real brown sugar, only 1/2 cup, and 1% milk, and only 1/2 c. of choc. chips. Chips were 60% cacao and the cocoa powder was hersehy's dark. I made 15 muffins, which, with the changes I made, came out to 119 per muffin. They were very good! Dense, moist, dark chocolate, not too swee - 3/14/08

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  • Very Good
    65 of 67 people found this review helpful
    I used cottage cheese instead of applesauce, which added protein and changed the calories to only 82 a peice. I'll be making these again. - 10/26/08

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  • Very Good
    45 of 46 people found this review helpful
    The chcolate lovers in the family liked these very much. They're not too sweet, and definitely have a dark chocolate taste. I used 1/2 cup brown sugar instead of the Splenda, 1 egg instead of the egg whites, and only 1/2 cup Ghirardelli chips. I calculated a decrease per muffin of 50 calories. - 2/3/09

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  • Incredible!
    45 of 45 people found this review helpful
    I only used a 1/2 cup regular brown sugar, 1 whole egg, 1/2 cup chocolate chips, and I added 1 tsp cinnamon and 1 tsp vanilla. I baked them for 18 minutes. Delicious! My modifications made 12 muffins at 148 calories a piece. - 10/19/08

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  • Incredible!
    34 of 35 people found this review helpful
    Wonderful for a chocolate craving. At the suggestion of a friend who said they were good but "the oatmeal makes them taste like diet food", I chopped the oats in a blender before soaking them in the milk. You hardly even notice the oats that way. - 8/6/08

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  • Incredible!
    32 of 32 people found this review helpful
    I made these and took them to my Weight Watchers meeting. They were a big hit. I made mine in mini muffin tins and got 48 out of the recipes. They work out to 1 point each. I would make these again and again. Great for that chocolate fix. - 3/13/08

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  • Incredible!
    24 of 24 people found this review helpful
    This is a great recipe. I used 1/2 cup brown sugar not Splenda, and only 1/2 cup of semi-sweet choc chips. I baked mine in the microwave and used silicone muffin cups. For a 1100 watt microwave cook on high for 2.5 minutes for 6. - 6/24/08

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  • Incredible!
    23 of 23 people found this review helpful
    These are to die for! I love dark chocolate & these have the yummiest texture and are just delicious when they are warm and gooey....I make & freeze them for whenever I need my chocolate fix. Just made my second batch last night. - 5/5/08

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  • Incredible!
    16 of 16 people found this review helpful
    Fantastic! So rich and filling. I added ground flax to mine too! - 3/21/08

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  • Incredible!
    15 of 15 people found this review helpful
    I made these tonight, but used a whole egg and only 1/2 cup of choc chips. Very good. You can't even tell the oats are in them. I will make these again for sure. - 5/20/09

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  • Incredible!
    15 of 15 people found this review helpful
    These were wonderful! I used instant oats, which worked great. I substituted the cocoa powder with Chocolate Whey Protein powder ... used Nestle's 65% cacao dark chocolate morsels and threw in a handful of walnuts. These will definitely take care of my chocolate cravings. YUM-O! Thx. :-) - 3/17/08

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  • Incredible!
    14 of 15 people found this review helpful
    I Used the mini muffin tins and got 48 muffins. The taste is fabulous and rich in chocolate. Yummy !!! Baked them around 375 degrees for about12 mins. or until my toothpick test was clean. - 3/28/09

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  • Incredible!
    14 of 14 people found this review helpful
    This is delicious!!! I keep them in the fridge and pop one in the microwave for 30 seconds and it comes out all soft and melted chocolate. Definitely satisfies the chocolate cravings. - 10/29/08

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  • Incredible!
    14 of 14 people found this review helpful
    I LOVE this muffin recipe. I use unsweetened dark chocolate cocoa powder for the antioxidant boost. The muffin will be darker in color, but still tastes great! - 8/26/08

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  • Incredible!
    13 of 14 people found this review helpful
    So good and chocolatey! I sub'd 1/2 c real brown sugar and it was definitely sweet enough. - 6/23/09

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  • Incredible!
    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
    I made these for breakfasts, but I found that they were almost too sweet for that early in the morning. These are rich enough to be a dessert, or a fabulous evening snack with a good cup of coffee. - 1/14/09

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  • Very Good
    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
    Really good. Didn't use the chocolate chips,instead used a small container of lowfat chocolate pudding. Decreased the sugar to 1/2 cup and ended up with a 101 calorie muffin.
    It's now a few days later and made them for the 2d time. This time I added frozen raspberries and they were even better. - 3/11/08

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  • Incredible!
    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
    These are great. I used mini choc. chips so it's the same amount of chocolate, but more evenly distributed. My kids love them too. This will be a regular around our house now! :) - 11/2/08

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  • Incredible!
    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
    Delicious! I bake 18 muffins from the batter instead of 12, thus reducing the total calorie count! It's still very filling and satisfying - 6/19/08

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  • Very Good
    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
    I am a chocoholic and I absolutely loved this recipe!
    Dark chocolate just happens to be my favorite, so this tasty muffin helped with the early morning cravings. It was simple to make and fun to eat. It went great with a glass of cold milk! - 4/3/08

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  • Incredible!
    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
    OMG. So, so good. I tasted the batter, and got nervous they would not be good, baked them up, and again OMG. Tastes like you went to Starbucks and bought a chocolate cupcake. I didn't have the splenda b.s., so I used 1/2c regular b.s. I also got 14 muffins out of this. Will be a weekly recipe!! - 3/27/08

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  • Incredible!
    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
    I LOVED this recipe, and so does my hubby who is super picky about everything. He didnt even know I used splenda brown sugar! I Highly recommend as a dessert or anytime time of the day!! Super good warmed up~! - 3/25/08

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  • Incredible!
    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
    I made these into 4 mini-loaves each serving 4. Just delicious! Very chocolaty. My entire family loved them! - 3/19/08

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  • Incredible!
    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    These muffins are delicious. I used regular brown sugar, as that's all I had. I also used Ghirardelli chips as suggested. They are fabulous! My husband loved them too. I'm sending some home with my parents this weekend. Awesome recipe. :) - 1/24/09

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  • Very Good
    9 of 12 people found this review helpful
    These muffins were very tasty but beware, the nutritional information is not correct. 12 dark Hershey kisses has over 500 cal. less than 1 c Chocolate Chips. Add approx. 50 calories to each muffin and don't forget the extra fat too. - 4/1/08

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