Low-Calorie Chocolate Chip Muffin Recipe

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Bite it! Hungry Girl's Best-Ever Chocolate Chip Muffins 
HG's Best-Ever Chocolate Chip Muffins

Chocolate Champ

We've made chocolate chip muffins before, but never quite like this... Game-changing recipe ahead!

Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes

1 1/2 cups whole-wheat flour 

1/2 cup all-purpose flour 

2 tsp. baking powder 

1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup no-sugar-added applesauce
2/3 cup granulated white sugar (or HG Alternative)
1/2 cup fat-free liquid egg substitute (like Egg Beaters Original)
1/4 cup light whipped butter or light buttery spread (like Brummel & Brown)
1/4 cup light vanilla soymilk
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract 
1/2 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with foil baking cups, or spray it with nonstick spray. 

In a large bowl, combine both types of flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

In medium-large bowl, combine remaining ingredients except chocolate chips, and whisk until uniform. Add mixture to the large bowl, and stir until just mixed and smooth. (Batter will be thick.) Fold in chocolate chips.

Evenly distribute batter among the cups of the muffin pan, and smooth out the surfaces. 

Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean, 18 - 20 minutes. Enjoy!


Serving Size: 1 muffin (1/12th of recipe)
Calories: 194
Fat: 4.5g
Sodium: 233mg
Carbs: 35g
Fiber: 2.5g
Sugars: 18.5g
Protein: 4g

PointsPlus® value 5*

HG Alternative: If made with an equal amount of Splenda No Calorie Sweetener (granulated) in place of the sugar, each muffin will have 156 calories, 25g carbs, and 7g sugars (PointsPlus® value 4*).

Fight it! Chocolate Chip Muffin, Average
Chocolate Chip Muffin, Average 

Chocolate Chump

Muffins often get mistaken for smart alternatives to donuts and cinnamon buns. At the coffee shop, at your morning meeting... You assume it's a safer pick than the others. And in terms of a chocolate fix, you tell yourself, how much harm could a few measly chips possibly do? Wake up and smell the butter, sugar, and eggs, people! Chocolate chip muffins are generally loaded with fat and calories, thanks in part to obscene amounts of the ingredients we just mentioned. They're also often exploding with chunks of chocolate, and the muffins themselves tend to be massive! The stats below are for a midsized muffin, but as for the jumbo muffins sold at coffee joints, donut shops, bakeries, and cafés? You're looking at around 600 calories and 30g fat... sometimes more! That, friends, is completely unacceptable. So we took it upon ourselves to not only bring you a guilt-free recipe for chocolate chip muffins, but to bring you one that's better than any we've attempted before. This recipe serves up chocolate-studded muffins with the perfect texture and mind-blowingly delicious taste. Grab a seat, because you may pass out once you bite into one. (Safety first.) Happy chewing!

Serving Size: 1 muffin
Calories: 470
Fat: 21.5g
Sodium: 404mg
Carbs: 60g
Fiber: 2g
Sugars: 35.5g
Protein: 5.5g

PointsPlus® value 12*


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