Triple Chocolate Chunk Muffin Knock-Offs

My sister forwarded me a link she found on pinterest of these healthy muffins. Their photo looked AMAZING... my muffins in no way puffed up that much, and I got 16 instead of 12... next time I will try filling them to the tip top... even so, I think I had more than 12 muffins worth of batter. (UPDATE: the pinterest photo wasn't for the recipe... found the real recipe owner with different looking pictures here.)

I loved the muffins, puffed up or not and will be trying this again for sure! One other thing I wasn't sure about was she put all the ingredients together at once... which didn't seem to make sense to me since you need to make oat flour out of the oats... and getting them wet isn't going to make that easy. So I ground all the dry together and mixed the wet in a separate bowl and then mixed them. Might be another reason mine didn't puff as much?? Any suggestions??

Triple Chocolate Chunk Muffin Knock-Offs of Whole Food’s 6 Dollar per 4 Chocolate Chunk VitaTop Muffins

Thanks to an awesome reader I found out the recipe originally came from Dashing Dish

1 3/4 c 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 (or 1-1/2 Tbsp. vinegar)
1-1/2 tsp. baking powder
1-1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup hot water
1 cup sugar substitute (like Splenda granular) OR 1/4 cup + 2 tbs stevia
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (or use white chocolate or peanut butter chips!)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line (12-cup) muffin pans with foil cupcake liners, or spray muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.

In a blender, (or food processor), mix all of the ingredients together, except for the chocolate chips. Blend until oats are ground and mixture is smooth. (I did dry together, and wet in a separate bowl, then mixed them together)
Place mixture in a bowl and gently stir in 1/2 of the chocolate chips (set the rest aside). Scoop mixture into prepared muffin pans.
Place muffins tins in the oven for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, remove muffins from the oven (but don’t shut oven off), and distribute the other half of the chocolate chips on top of each muffin.
Place the muffins back into the oven and bake for an additional 2-5 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. *Note, you could skip this step by putting all of the chips in the batter, and baking the muffins for 12-15 min straight, but this method gives the muffins the traditional ‘VitaTop Muffin’ look with the chocolate chips on top!
Cool muffins before removing from pan. ENJOY!!!
Servings: 12 Big Muffins or 24 Smaller Muffins
Calories: 116 Calories Per Muffin or 58 Calories Per Muffin

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8 chews:

Jeanne said...

Yum! I kinda want one. RIGHT NOW!

These look so easy and delicious! Totally trying.

Christine said...

I think the picture you probably saw was not from the original recipe creator. I tried to search for the original to pin on one of my own Pinterest boards...I think it belongs to Katie at Dashing Dish? 

Thanks so much! I want to have the correct person whoever created it, I'll go check out her site and see if I can find it so I can link properly. Thanks! (it's funny I didn't repin it since it seemed a little iffy as to the origins... don't want to get sued! darn pinterest! LOL)

love how dark and chocolatey they look!!

Tracy said...

Even though they didn't rise much, they still look delicious!!

Sarah said...

Those look absolutely delicious - regardless of how much they puffed up. Could eat one right now!

5 Star Foodie said...

I love how these look so decadent and yet they are healthy, nice!

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