Low-Fat Dark Chocolate Muffins

Low-Fat Dark Chocolate Muffins

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 221.6
  • Total Fat: 7.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.4 mg
  • Sodium: 59.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 44.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.0 g
  • Protein: 4.1 g

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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


    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)


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"

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  • Incredible!
    123 of 126 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
    81 of 83 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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  • Incredible!
    63 of 63 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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  • Very Good
    55 of 56 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!
    47 of 48 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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