Healthy Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins

Healthy Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins

These healthy chocolate chip mini muffins will satisfy your chocolate cravings, without all the fat and calories. Preparing homemade muffins means you can make wholesome ingredient substitutions like coconut oil, Greek yogurt, and raw honey, which make these tasty muffins an ideal healthified version of their packaged counterparts.

We are huge muffin fans in my home, savoury or sweet, decadent or uber healthy, they always find their way into my recipe repertoire. Having said that, most of my recipes are reserved for experimentation, whether I’m substituting eggs with chia or flax seeds, or gluten-free flour blends. As with any experiment, the results sometimes vary in terms of texture and consistency, and although myself and my kids have accepted these fundamental differences, my husband is actually the one who has a hard time adjusting his (picky) palate to new flavours and textures. In an effort to appease his finickiness I created the closest recipe to the original that I could, albeit I couldn’t help but do some tweaking, replacing some of the all-purpose flour with oat flour, and the refined sugar with raw honey.

Besides the fact that they make a perfect finger food, ideal for packed lunches or an on-the-go healthy snack, they are easy to make – just whip up the ingredients in a bowl, bake, and voila. My husband’s approval of these healthy chocolate chip mini muffins prove that they are not only delicious, but also very similar in texture an consistency to traditional muffins. The honey adds just the right amount of sweetness, the Greek yogurt adds moistness, and the chocolate chips ensure every bite is full of decadence.

Healthy Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins

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Healthy Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins

2017-04-18
: About 30 mini muffins
: 5 min
: 10 min

These healthy chocolate chip mini muffins will satisfy your chocolate cravings, without all the fat and calories. Preparing homemade muffins means you can make wholesome ingredient substitutions like coconut oil, Greek yogurt, and raw honey, which make these tasty muffins an ideal healthified version of their packaged counterparts. We are huge muffin fans in my …

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Ingredients
    1/4 cup extra virgin coconut oil
  • 3/4 cup Greek vanilla yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla bean powder (or 1 tsp. pure vanilla)
  • 2 large organic eggs (or 2 chia eggs)
  • 1/2 cup raw honey (or brown rice syrup)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup oat flour or quick oats
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips or carob chips
Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Heat the coconut oil in the microwave for about 1 minute or until melted. Whisk the eggs in a large bowl then add the coconut oil, yogurt, vanilla, and brown rice syrup and mix until combined.

Combine the all-purpose flour, oat flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in another bowl then add to the wet ingredients. Stir with a large wooden spoon until smooth and combined.

Fold in the chocolate chips then transfer the batter to a mini muffin tin lined with muffins liners. Dollop a heaping teaspoon into each liner. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Remove immediately from the oven to avoid over-baking.

17 thoughts on “Healthy Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins”

  • I want !! I want !! These fluffies look amazing!!!! <3

  • alisonrost 5 months ago

    We’re big fans of muffins at our house too! If I have some in the fridge, my husband is far more likely to grab one for breakfast or his morning snack. The recipe looks wonderful .. with all natural ingredients and greek yogurt for a boost of protein. Thanks (as always) for another great recipe

  • We are huge fans of muffins around here as well. We just made Spice Bar muffins today! My theory is the larger the muffin the less the kids get. Smaller ones they seem to think they need to eat like 50 (ok maybe not that many) before they are full.

  • I never knew chocolate and healthy food could be used in the same sentence, let alone muffins! These look so amazing! I don’t know a thing about cooking or baking, but I’d definitely put in some hard work for these! Thanks for the recipe! 🙂

  • I have a bunch of quick oats I need to find a use for. I’ve grown tired of oatmeal. These muffins look like they will be yummy enough my little guy will enjoy them, too

  • Mini Muffins always make me feel much better about my portions, even if I end up eating many! LOL You definitely can’t go wrong with a chocolate chip mini muffin. I love that these are a healthier version.

  • These look so good! I love mini muffins, especially when they are bite-sized, hahaha! I haven’t baked with coconut oil, but maybe I will have to give it a try. I also need to look up Chia Eggs because I have no clue what they are.

    • Chia eggs are so simple to make – just soak 1 tablespoon of chia seeds in 3-4 tablespoons of warm water until soft and tripled in size. They have the same consistency as eggs!

  • Yum! This looks so yummy and super easy to make I am going to have to try this recipe. I think my kids would enjoy this for a breakfast treat.

  • You could tell me that these are fat free or vegan and I would still eat an entire batch in one sitting. I love chocolate chip anything. Give me all the chocolate and I will be your best friend (kind of like my dog, lol).

  • Yessss, you can count me in to make these. We love muffins and these sound so good. Grab a cup of tea or coffee and I’m ready to chow down a few..lol Great recipe!

  • I just love muffins! They are the perfect breakfast. I have been trying to find a good healthy recipe for awhile now and this is finally it! Love how you use honey instead of sugar.., we don’t even have sugar in the house!

  • Totally adding this to my recipe box. My son and I both love muffins for breakfast and chocolate chip? Yeah, one of our favorites other than blueberry muffins! I wouldn’t have thought to add coconut oil though. That’s going to be interesting!

  • Chocolate Chip Muffins are my kids favorite muffin! Thank you so much for sharing a healthier recipe.I love baking with coconut oil and honey 🙂

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