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Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins

The title says it all! I use whole wheat flour and applesauce to make the muffins lighter without sacrificing any flavor. We make these chocolate chocolate chip muffins for breakfast at the school where I work. —Theresa Harrington, Sheridan, Wyoming
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min./batch
  • Makes
    32 muffins


  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-3/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1-3/4 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cups unsweetened applesauce
  • 1-3/4 cups fat-free milk
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1-1/4 cups semisweet chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350°. Whisk together first seven ingredients. In another bowl, whisk together egg whites, egg, applesauce, milk, oil and vanilla; add to dry ingredients, stirring just until moistened. Fold in chocolate chips.
  • Coat muffin cups with cooking spray; fill three-fourths full with batter. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 18-20 minutes. Cool 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
1 muffin: 161 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 150mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.

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  • tammycookblogsbooks
    Oct 20, 2020

    These muffins are really good. The sweetness of the chocolate chips balances out the less sweet muffin nicely. They are moist & tasty!

  • mom2lauren
    Feb 20, 2019

    These were a huge hit in our house. I filled the muffin tins almost full and got 24 muffins. They are nice and moist thanks to the apple sauce. I topped with a few chocolate chips as soon as I removed from the pan and my daughters spread the chocolate to make a frosting (once the chips softened). Very easy to stir together. Will definitely make again!

  • Remenec
    Jun 1, 2015

    I thought these were fairly sweet, even with the "sneaky" healthy ingredients. My daughter thought they needed a little more flavor. I topped hers with store bought vanilla icing and she loved them!

  • bookhamster
    Feb 1, 2013

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  • Foreverdixie
    Nov 19, 2012

    These were delicious! I ate one for dessert and heated it lightly in the microwave until the chocolate chips were gooey. Excellent muffins! (They freeze well too).

  • rodricat
    Aug 5, 2012

    Yummy! This reminds me of a wonderful bed and breakfast that served these warm, softly melting and chocolately delicious. I make extra and freeze them. Plus, I add extra chocolate chips on top as the cool off.

  • bcrozier
    Apr 25, 2012

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  • Anne Oakes
    Oct 12, 2011

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  • quiltyface
    May 15, 2011

    Turned out really moist, and I love the fact that they're healthy. Made them for my boyfriend (who isn't exactly a health food advocate) and he loved them! Definitely will make again.

  • PaulaZaitz
    May 3, 2011

    Delicious!! We love these...they are easy to make and freeze well.