Low Fat Chocolate Chunk Muffins

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Usually when you hear the words low fat you think of bland, dry, or flavorless baked goods. I’m happy to report that is not the case with these muffins. These are moist, chocolately, and flavorful! And as an added bonus, they are easy to make and don’t even require a mixer.

Lowfat Chocolate Muffins
Photos of the process here.

Since it’s Mother’s Day weekend and I’m down in San Diego at my parents’ house, I wanted to make these for my mom. After going through her cupboards, I realized she doesn’t have a mini muffin tin so I decided to double the recipe and make a dozen regular size muffins rather than 18 mini muffins. (From my experience, three minis usually equal one regular size muffin.) I also used whole wheat baking flour instead of all-purpose flour and Splenda instead of sugar. You can’t even tell I made any substitutions.

1 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar or 1/2 cup sugar if you like your muffins sweeter
2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup light sour cream
scant 1/2 cup 2% milk
1 Tablespoon canola oil
1 egg white
3.5 ounces chopped dark chocolate

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and position a rack in the center of the oven. Measure all of the dry ingredients in a medium sized bowl, and whisk together. In a separate bowl, combine all of the wet ingredients and whisk to combine, trying to get as many lumps as possible out of the sour cream. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients all at once and stir to incorporate. Once mixture in combined, fold in the chocolate chunks.

Grease a mini muffin pan. Scoop the muffin batter into a tin with a tablespoon measuring spoon, using one tablespoon of batter per muffin cup. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool in the muffin tins for 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Recipe from Joy The Baker.


12 Responses to “Low Fat Chocolate Chunk Muffins”

    Joy the Baker on 1 May 9th, 2008 11:14 pm

    Those look awesome!!! I’m so glad the recipe worked out for you! Hope Mom liked them!

    giz on 2 May 10th, 2008 8:44 am

    Ok, you got my attention at the low fat part – I’m constantly looking at ways of changing up anything chocolate to a lower fat version. These would work.

    Aaron on 3 May 14th, 2008 10:10 am

    Oh my. A food blog? I haven’t had breakfast yet.

    Make me breakfast, stat!

    Paula on 4 May 14th, 2008 5:13 pm

    Low fat chocolate!?! I want this now! Looks great 🙂

    edamame on 5 May 15th, 2008 6:49 am

    Your site gave the devil in my heart big power. The devil said to me. “Eat this thing which I was sweet, and seemed to be delicious” As a result, I lost a fight with the devil. I was dieting so… (?_?)
    From Japan

    RecipeGirl on 6 May 16th, 2008 9:06 am

    Hey, I just discovered your blog! Love it 🙂

    I was searching for lowfat/lowsugar muffins this morning. Nice to come across another one!

    Cakespy on 7 May 16th, 2008 9:59 am

    Now, usually “low fat” sets off alarms in my head, but these look incredible!!! Yum. Of course, seeing this after the full-fat crumb cake I just ate…is making me feel rather the opposite of virtuous.

    Heidi on 8 May 19th, 2008 6:59 pm

    Hey, just stumbled accross your blog while browsing food blogs. Apparently I’ve just found another one to add as my ever-growing list of food blog bookmarks! 😀 Your bakings look so interesting and I have a huge craving to start baking right now… Too bad my current situation restrains me from baking for a few weeks(!!) but I promise to keep checking on you and hopefully soon get to try something! Good luck with future bakings!

    Tony on 9 May 19th, 2008 10:05 pm

    I can’t believe these are low-fat?! They look full-fat and delicious! Great recipe, I can’t wait to try it out!

    S for Kitchen Confit on 10 May 23rd, 2008 9:43 pm

    Chocolate muffins are a weakness of mine – and the fact that is low fat makes want to indulge that weakness.

    mwa on 11 March 12th, 2009 10:43 pm

    wow cant wait to have another one ! mwaaaah

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