Triple Chocolate Muffins


My parents get here today!  We are going to pick them up at the airport this morning, then spend some time in Denver this afternoon.  Tonight we get to go out for dinner to celebrate my birthday!  This is the first time my dad will be to our new town, so I am excited to show him around.  He lived near Denver at one point in his life, but he never made it north to Fort Collins.  Should be a fun weekend!

I might have to break out these muffins one morning while they are here.  They are full of chocolate, and could almost double as a dessert.  Fresh out of the oven the melted chocolate chips almost make it like a molten chocolate cake.  BUT, there is a big but involved.  They are healthy!  Shhhhh…you don’t have to tell anyone!  I found this recipe over at Dashing Dish.  She came up with the recipe when trying to recreate Chocolate Chunk Vitatop Muffins.  I have never had those before, so I don’t know how they compare, I just know they were delicious!  I only had milk chocolate chips on hand, so that is what I used.  Mini chips would be great to if you had them too!


Triple Chocolate Muffins
From Dashing Dish

1 3/4 cup oats (quick cooking or old fashioned)
3 egg whites
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt (I used regular nonfat vanilla yogurt)
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
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)
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Prepare 12 cup muffin tin with liners or spray well.

Using a food processor blend all ingredients together except the chocolate chips.  Mix until smooth.  Pour batter into a bowl, and stir in half of the chocolate chips.  Place into muffin tins., filling about 2/3 full.

Bake for 10 minutes.  Sprinkle the remaining chocolate chips on muffins.  Return to oven and bake for an additional 2-5 minutes.



  1. These look amaaazing. I’m a total sucker for breakfasts that are really dessert–my boyfriend is astounded when I drench my chocolate chip pancakes in syrup, too. I have a feeling I’ll need to make these soon. 😉

  2. wow, there are lots of good things in there! I would never have guessed by looking at them. Have fun with your parents!!!

  3. Mmm, these look fantastic! The yogurt sounds like a wonderful ingredient :)

  4. I promised Dudette chocolate chip muffins when she gets home from school today. I might have to use this recipe because they look delicious. She only likes milk chocolate so what you used is absolutely perfect!

  5. I was sold before you mentioned they were healthy. I have cut sweets back to just one a day since New Year’s but I think my body is telling me its not enough. Maybe I could fool it a bit with these. Have fun with your folks!

  6. How cute are these?! They look amazing and oh so delicious! :)

  7. These look so chocolatey and delicious! I am drooling at my desk right now haha

  8. YUM! These look so good…love a healthy chocolate muffin for breakfast! :)

  9. I am loving how good these muffins are for you! What a decadent way to stay on a diet!! Have fun with your family and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

  10. Hi: It says triple chocolate.
    I only see the cocoa, and the 1/2 cups
    Is the half cup supposed to be a mixture of 2 different kinds?


    • I think they are called triple chocolate because the chips are mixed in and then on the top – so you get the twice. Plus the cocoa mixed in!

  11. Black muffins tell me that these are sinfully rich, but the yogurt applesauce and oats in there offsets that, so there is no guilt in eating these! Tasty recipe.
    Happy Birthday Erin-enjoy the dinner and the weekend!

  12. I love when healthy doesn’t taste healthy! These look rich and delicious! Enjoy the time with your parents, Erin!

  13. How can I even attempt to resist these? Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate!!

  14. Ooh, those look good–I am always hesitant about trying to do Splenda substitutions, so I appreciate that you’ve tested this one and it works!

  15. Yum!! I love that you get the deliciousness of chocolate (the most important food group) but you lightened it up with the applesauce. Gotta try these!

  16. These look super tasty… I love seeing recipes that use greek yogurt! I just got a whole bunch of samples from Chobani and have been looking at greek yogurt recipes up the waaazooo… I think I just found one!

  17. You had me at triple! Have a great time with your parents!!!

  18. Yay, your parents are coming! Hope it’s a great family reunion. I looked over your recipe and it’s really pretty healthy for such a a decadent treat. I’m all in. :) Have a great time with your parents.

  19. Thanks Erin!


  20. This is my kind of breakfast! I hope you enjoy your time with your parents!

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