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Chocolate Applesauce Muffins

Chocolate Applesauce Muffins – Chocolate muffins with applesauce and Greek yogurt. They are actually healthy! I couldn’t help it, and mixed in peanut butter chips to make it even better.

Chocolate Applesauce Muffins - Chocolate muffins with applesauce and Greek yogurt. They are actually healthy! I couldn't help it, and mixed in peanut butter chips to make it even better.

 
Today my husband and I are taking the day off.  No housework, ok we might do a little, but nothing major.  And, NO kid!!  He is going on adventure for the day with Grandma and Grandpa, so we get the day to ourselves.  We haven’t had a day together just us in a long time, and have been working like crazy lately, so I am very excited for today.  We even get to go out to a nice dinner 🙂

chocolate applesauce muffins on a plate
Before I go on my day of fun, I wanted to show you these chocolate applesauce muffins.  They are actually good for you.  I calculated around 130 calories in one muffin. Having chocolate for breakfast just got better!  I couldn’t help it and mixed in a few peanut butter chips, but you don’t have to do that if you don’t want to.

chocolate applesauce muffins on a plate
These chocolate applesauce muffins were a huge hit with my 7 year old.  We ate a couple the first day, and I froze the extras, like I normally do.  They disappeared from the freezer very quickly.  I was a little worried these would be dry, but they were very moist and full of chocolate flavor.  I am going to have to make another batch of these soon to restock, I might change up the chips I fold in next time.

chocolate applesauce muffins on a plate

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Yield: 12

Chocolate Applesauce Muffins

Chocolate Applesauce Muffins - Chocolate muffins with applesauce and Greek yogurt. They are actually healthy! I couldn't help it, and mixed in peanut butter chips to make it even better.

Chocolate muffins with applesauce and Greek yogurt. They are actually healthy! I couldn't help it, and mixed in peanut butter chips to make it even better.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cups applesauce
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup peanut butter chips, , optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Prepare 2 12 cup muffin tins with spray or linear. Makes approximately 18 muffins.
  2. Cream butter, yogurt and sugar together until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
  3. Mix in eggs and cocoa powder, stir until smooth.
  4. Stir in the applesauce.
  5. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir until just combined.
  6. Fold in peanut butter chips, if using.
  7. Fill muffin cups about 2/3rd full. Bake 18-20 minutes until a tester comes out clean.
  8. Cool 5 minutes in the pan, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.

Notes

Adapted from Butteryum

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Nutrition Information

Yield

12

Serving Size

12 Servings

Amount Per Serving Calories 243Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 42mgSodium 311mgCarbohydrates 37gFiber 2gSugar 19gProtein 6g

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on dinnersdishesanddesserts.com should only be used as a general guideline.

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Patricia @ ButterYum

Thursday 1st of November 2012

Cool Beans - I love that you added peanut butter chips. Great idea. Thanks for the mention. Take Care, Patricia

Lisa {AuthenticSuburbanGourmet}

Saturday 28th of July 2012

What a great way to start your morning! They look delish! Love that they are low calerie too. A bonus! :-)

Patty

Friday 27th of July 2012

Another great recipe Erin!

Jen Laceda @ Tartine and Apron Strings

Thursday 26th of July 2012

They look awesome! And at 130 calories, that's even more awesome-r! Hehe

Emily @ Life on Food

Thursday 26th of July 2012

They are chocolate but you made them healthy too. Perfect! And I know you had a great day!

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