Healthy chocolate muffins


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. 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. ;)



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Healthy chocolate muffins

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Healthy chocolate muffins
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 115 kcal
Author: Jamielyn

Healthy chocolate muffins - Perfect for a sweet craving and taste absolutely delicious! 



  • 1 3/4 cup old fashioned oats
  • 3 egg whites
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 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. Line a muffin pan with foil cupcake liners, or you can also spray a muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray.

  2. Heat oven to 350 degrees.

  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. 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. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool.

Recipe Notes

*Tip: At 12 minutes, take muffins out and place a few more chocolate chips on top to get the “muffin top.”

Nutrition Facts
Healthy chocolate muffins
Amount Per Serving
Calories 115 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 225mg 9%
Potassium 282mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 16g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 4g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin C 0.1%
Calcium 5.4%
Iron 10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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

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Jamielyn Nye

of I Heart Naptime

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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54 comments on “Healthy chocolate muffins”

  1. These look delicious!!

  2. 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!

  3. Can’t wait to give these a try – thanks so much for sharing the recipe :)

  4. How can you use one cup of stevia? Isn’t one teaspoon stevia equal 1 cup of sugar?

  5. Kristy @ Sweet Treats & More Reply

    These look awesome! I can’t ever give up the sweets either!

  6. 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


    • Sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing! :)

    • 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. :)

  7. These look super delish…I’m all about chocolate and if you can make it healthy, even better!

  8. I’m so glad you enjoy the muffins! They are one of my favorite recipes!

    xo Katie from Dashing Dish

  9. 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.

  10. They remind me of the chocolate mini muffins we got for breakfast at school, but I’m sure yours are MUCH better!

  11. Love this chocolate muffin recipe!! =) looks so yummy, and healthy!

  12. I’m trying to eat healthy too. Can’t wait to try then! Thanks so much!

  13. yum.mee. i pinned these! you had me at greek yogurt :) ♥

  14. Only 95 calories? Count me in! They look wonderful, too.

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

  16. Girl these are AMAZING! For 95 cals, I am just floored! Wow, you totally outdid yourself! They’re so chocolaty & moist and fluffy looking. Love it. Pinned!

  17. 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?

    • 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.

  18. 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!

  19. We love your site and recipes so much we choose to feature your healthy chocolate muffin recipe on our Easter roundup here, Thank you!
    -The Happy Gal

  20. 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?

    • 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! :)

  21. How many muffins does this make to get them at 95 calories each?

  22. I made these to a T and they turned out chewy and flavorless. :( I’ve had better luck just modifying a good, regular muffin recipe.

    • Hi Jessa! Since there is no sugar in this recipe, they won’t be your typical chocolate muffin. But when I made them they turned out moist and chocolately! I have substituted sugar in these and they definitely come out more sweet! :)

  23. What could I substitute for yogurt? Thanks!

  24. My muffins were HORRIBLE! They sank right to the bottom and there is NOTHING to hold it together! Are you leaving out an ingredient?

  25. I made these muffins and they turned out moist, delicious! I was a little hesitant about trying this recipe after reading comments from many people who had trouble with it, but I followed it exactly and had no problems.

  26. What is the carb count?

  27. I made these yesterday in my food processor. After adding all of the ingredients and giving it a whirl, I was really concerned because the mixture was very liquidy. However, I am not one to quit in the middle of things, so I crossed my fingers and proceeded. I was pleasantly surprised when I pulled them out of the oven and saw that they had baked up nicely…..YAY!! I let them cool completely and then decided to try one. I had used unbleached baking cups and the paper pulled away from the muffin with no problem. Well, let’s just say that you can definitely tell these are healthy….LOL! I do like them but would prefer them a little sweeter (I had used 1/4 cup evaporated cane juice and 1/4 cup coconut sugar). I think next time I’ll use 1/2 cup evaporated cane juice. Hubby tried one after dinner but didn’t care for it. I had another one this morning for breakfast and like that I didn’t have to feel guilty. :-) Thank you for this recipe!

  28. how much tsps would the 3 egg whites be? i have liquid egg whites?

  29. Love the muffins, but following your recipe, i get around 138 cal per muffin not 95.

    Thanks for the great chocolate taste!

  30. Is there a substitute for the applesauce? Can’t wait to try 
    Thank you! 

  31. Is there a way to soak the oats before making these to  reduce the gas?  Like overnight oat type recipes?  I’ve made these several times and LOVE them but they do produce gas in the digestion process. I read how soaking oats helps with that. Do you think soaking
    The oats with the water for 12 hours do the trick?  

  32. Made it and theyre awsome if ur a chocolate lover i added about a tbsp of honey though for an extra bit of ss and the batter was also a little too dry so i added about 1/4 cup of more water and that made the batter perfec defenetly making them again thanx for sharing this awsome recepie

  33. I made these yesterday, substituted pumpkin for the applesauce, used whole eggs, and half sugar and half spenda for the sugar. The batter was very liquidey but I gave it a try. Is there really supposed to be no flour in the recipe? Well, they took longer than 15 min. and did not poof up very well. Also stuck to pan somewhat. They were edible but not sure I would make them again. I might if they would poof up better.

    Any advice for me?

    • Hi Rachel! I haven’t tried the recipe with those substitutions so I’m not sure why they didn’t poof up. There is no flour in the recipe and it is a thinner batter, but they should poof up and get fluffy in the oven.

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