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So I’ve been trying this thing called “eating healthy” over the past week and have been on the hunt for healthy CHOCOLATE recipes. I just can’t give up my sweet tooth. I blame my grandpa. I found a recipe for healthy chocolate muffins that I think you will adore. Especially for less than 100 calories. They are great for that sweet craving!

I made them with my kids the other day (lets not talk about the chocolate dumped all over the floor) and they LOVED them. They gobbled these bad boys right up. They really are deceptively delicious. My husband even said they were really good. Now they don’t quite compare to a chocolate cupcake with buttercream …but come on… we’re talking HEALTHY people. Try them. You will thank me. Your family will too. ;)



Healthy chocolate muffins (95 calories)


  • 1 3/4 cup of old fashioned oats
  • 3 egg whites
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt (or regular plain low fat yogurt)
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1-1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1-1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 cup truvia baking blend (or baking stevia)
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (I used the mini chips)


  1. 1. Line a muffin pan with foil cupcake liners, or you can also spray a muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. 2. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. 3. Mix all of the ingredients together in a blender (except for the chocolate chips) on LOW. Blend until mixture is smooth. Do not over blend.
  4. 4. Place mixture in cupcake liners. I filled mine about 3/4 the way full. Once the batter was in the liners, I placed the chocolate chips on top.
  5. 5. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
  6. *Tip: At 12 minutes, take muffins out and place a few more chocolate chips on top to get the "muffin top."

Recipe adapted from Dashing Dish

Enjoy your healthy chocolate muffins …your hubby and kids will never know they are “healthy.” ;)

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33 Responses to “Healthy chocolate muffins (95 calories)”

  1. Michelle

    Those chocolate muffins sound super easy and super delicious! My family would never know that they were good for you! At my house it is all about taste!

  2. Heather

    Thought I would share another healthy and super easy recipe…
    1 box of spice cake mix
    1 can pumpkin puree (15 oz)

    Mix spice cake mix and pumpkin puree together and bake as directed (do not add eggs or any ingredients listed on box)
    Optional add-ins: chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, dried cherries, dried cranberries, nuts…my kids love them with chocolate chips and they haven’t seemed to notice that I am using dark chocolate instead of milk chocolate…dark is suppose to be healthier


    • Michelle

      The comment about the spice cake mic and can of pumpkin is delicious!!! another good one to try is the can of pumpkin and a chocolate cake mix. It is very thick when you mix it, but you don’t ad anything else. I usually make mini muffins because they are filling. I have also drizzled alittle chocolate on top to give it something extra. :)

  3. Sara

    Hello, I live in the middle of nowhere and only have sugar on hand. Would it still be the same amount for sugar? Thank you for your help.

  4. Amel

    these look super delicious and healthy ! if i don’t have baking stevia and also applesauce what can i use instead ?!

  5. Kim

    Is the 3/4 cup of cocoa correct? These baked totally flat and tasted of cocoa powder. I even used sugar instead of the Stevia. Since I had just baked puffed banana muffins prior to this batch, I know it’s not my soda or powder.
    Has anyone else made these with the same results?

    • Jamielyn

      That’s so odd Kim! Mine were chocolately but didn’t taste like cocoa powder and were fluffy. If you make them again, maybe try adding more batter to the cupcake liner…they tend to go flat if there isn’t enough batter. I typically fill mine 2/3 full.

  6. Christa

    Hello can you please tell me is it 1 1/2 tsp of baking powder and baking soda or just 1/2 tsp. THE – DASH makes it a bit confusing : ) as in the Oats it looks like 1 3/4 Cup but there is NO DASH! Sorry for the confusion!

  7. Jenna+D

    Hello there, I was SUPER excited to try out this recipe. Though, I’m pretty disappointed. I followed the recipe precisely, except I don’t think I used enough stevia. (I had packets of stevia and liquid form, so I wasn’t sure of how much to use.) But, no one mentioned the fact that they were going to stick so badly to my cupcake liners, or any precautions I could’ve taken to make them not stick so bad. As well as the fact that 15 minutes was not near enough time. I cooked for 15 straight, took them out, noticed they were not cooked enough, put back in for an additional 5, and still stuck + were not cooked enough. What could I have done wrong?

    • Jamielyn

      Hi Jenna! I’m sorry these didn’t turn out for you! Next time, I would make sure to measure 1/2 of stevia. I’ve never used the liquid form, but that may have been the reason these didn’t cook well and stuck to the liners. This recipe has always baked in 15-16 minutes and they have come out of the cupcake liners! I hope it works better for you if you try these again! :)