Chocolate Muffins Recipe

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"I first made these fancy nut-topped muffins for a Valentine's Day breakfast for my husband and son," reports Carol Gaus of Itasca, Illinois. "Applesauce keeps them moist and eliminates the need for oil."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup fat-free milk
  • 1/2 cup egg substitute
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 119 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 171mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch.


  1. In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder and baking soda. In another bowl, whisk the applesauce, milk, egg substitute and vanilla until smooth. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
  2. Coat muffin cups with cooking spray; fill three-fourths full with batter. Sprinkle with almonds. Bake at 400° for 20-25 minutes or until muffins test done. Cool for 10 minutes; remove from pan to a wire rack. Yield: 1 dozen.
Originally published as Chocolate Muffins in Quick Cooking May/June 1999, p17

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Chikun911 User ID: 8011413 33311
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2014

"Turned out great! I used Greek yoghurt instead of natural yoghurt remaining true to the rest of the recipe.

Really moist, full of flavour and they were huge!
I will definitely be making these again!"

hbaseley User ID: 3311639 33307
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2010

"Good for a low fat muffin. My children enjoy them and I feel better about the fat content"

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