These Healthy Chocolate Muffins have set a new standard against which all future chocolate muffin recipes will be measured. They are 100% whole wheat, low fat, naturally sweetened, and—despite what you are thinking after reading that suspiciously nutritious sentence—they are so moist, rich, and brownie-like, we’ve been eating them for dessert.
These easy chocolate muffins are healthy enough to feel good eating for breakfast before 8 a.m., yet taste indulgent enough to satisfy your sweet tooth at 8 p.m.
I’ve been sneaking bites while I warm up my lunch (does that make them an appetizer too?), followed by more bites with my afternoon coffee (clearly, they are snack worthy as well). Even Ben who (and this is one of the great mysteries of our time) usually passes on muffins with chocolate chips has been snitching these healthy muffins.
These chocolate muffins’ appeal is not limited to adults; they can be readily considered healthy chocolate muffins for toddlers too. My friend brought her to two-and four year old girls over for a visit, and they gobbled theirs up before I’d even poured the milk. When it comes to wholesome recipes, toddler approval is the highest approval of them all.
This recipe came about on a day when I was low on produce and had a hankering for a healthy chocolate breakfast treat. We were out of ripe bananas, so both Chocolate Banana Muffins and Healthy Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins weren’t an option. Chocolate Zucchini Muffins were out for similar reasons (no zucchini on hand).
What I needed was an easy, no fuss, end-of-days healthy chocolate muffin recipe that I could whip up on demand. I think you know where this story leads…
To the consummate, best-ever, healthy chocolate muffin recipe! You can bake these easy muffins anytime a craving strikes.
Let me tell you from experience—once you taste these moist chocolate muffins, the craving strikes all the time. (more…)