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.