Changing a few ingredients to this muffin recipe made eating chocolate for breakfast a great idea. Bring on the Skinny Chocolate Muffins any day of the week!
I love to bake breakfast. So far I have been doing pretty good on my goal of having more homemade breakfast choices for my kids in the morning. Oh, I'm still not getting up early to make them. That goal has NOT been met yet. Good thing I still have all year to work on that one.
Lately we have been really trying to eat a little bit healthier. That does not mean cutting out chocolate from our diets. It's a part of who we are. Fact. When the day starts with a chocolate muffin, it just makes the day go better. Fine, maybe not a completely honest fact, but it makes me feel better.
I took one of my old chocolate muffin recipes and changed a few ingredients to make it a little bit more healthy. Coconut oil, yogurt, and applesauce were my choice of ingredients to change out. I also used fat free milk because that is all we ever have in our house.
Now grant it, these do still have about 200 calories each, so they aren't exactly diet food. But I am not trying to make diet food for my kids, I just want to give them healthier options over sugar laden cereal and pop tarts.
These turned out so light and fluffy. You honestly cannot even tell that I used the healthier ingredients. I just love using yogurt in my baked goods because it keeps the food moist and delicious!
And of course I added extra chocolate to these. Sorry! #notreallysorry You could leave out the chocolate chips, and these would still taste amazing. Bonus to that is that it drops the calorie count on these also.
I'm still sticking with the extra chocolate in muffins right now. Baby steps on this healthy eating stuff 🙂
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Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen
Can you come over and make me breakfast? I will happily eat it!! 🙂
Mmmm, make me breakfast too!!! I could go for one (dozen) of these!!!!
I would make you breakfast any day of the week girl!! 🙂
You're welcome!! 😉
Shawn @ IWYD
Hello delicious breakfast!! Yum!
Healthier definitely does NOT mean eliminating chocolate!! This is a great way to add more chocolate into my day with a little less guilt!
I'm glad we're on the same page here!! 😉
Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl
I'm like crazy over muffins right now, don't ask me how many I ate in the last week. Please don't ask. But guess what - I have got to try these!
Haha!! Yes, still try these!! 😉
Graham @ Glazed & Confused
You had me immediately at skinny + chocolate. These look divine!
Thanks Graham!! 😉
I have yet to jump on the coconut oil bandwagon. But these make me reconsider - honestly, will my food take like coconut if I use it to cook and bake with?
It depends on what you're making and how much you use. But usually, it's not very noticeable to me.
Christi @ Love From The Oven
Yum! I seriously cannot have enough chocolate breakfast recipes. Nothing like starting the day to the kids cheering and thinking you are the best mom ever. At least for as long as it takes to eat a chocolate muffin. 🙂
Exactly!! 🙂 Thanks girl!
Taylor @ FoodFaithFitness
You know those GIGANTIC chocolate muffins from Costco? Ya, those used to me favorite muffins in the entire world.
Butttt I think yours may have just taken it's place. I mean, I can have my chocolate and keep my waistline happy? Yes please!
Thank you so much Taylor!! 🙂
Julianne @ Beyond Frosting
Chocolate muffins are the best! Thank fully weight watchers makes a pretty decent chocolate muffins so I used to eat those as my snacks! I would much rather be able to make them at home! Thanks for the recipe!
No problem girl!! 😉
Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction
These muffins are a great way to start the day with chocolate! Definitely cannot leave out the chocolate chips!
Happy Valley Chow
Those muffins sound fantastic! Would go perfect with a cup of coffee. YUMMY!
Happy Valley Chow
I am all for moist chocolate muffins in the morning! Dark chocolate does truly contain chemicals that make you feel happier, in addition to other health benefits. How exciting that these chocolate muffins really can give a happy start to a day!
Any thing that makes eating chocolate healthier I am all for! These look like a great way to start off the day!
Jess @ On Sugar Mountian
Teehee I love how chocolate is "part of who you are" and therefore it stays happily in the diet. 😀 I approve! And chocolate muffins for breakfast?! Is it possible to give a hundred seals of approval at one time??
You know it, girl!! Lol! 🙂
Renee @ Two in the Kitchen
These are such yummy looking muffins, and the fact that they are "Skinny" makes them even better!!
Thank you Renee!!
Everyone has got skinny chocolate muffins on the mind! These really are domed and fluffy and don't look lower fat at all. I have to have chocolate at some point and these muffins would satisfy that craving in a healthy way! Yum!
Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes)
These are such gorgeous muffins! I love anything chocolate.
Thank you Jocelyn!! 😉
Laura @ Lauras Baking Talent
I'm all for baby steps on the healthy eating. These look so delicious.. I have to agree chocolate for breakfast just makes the day go better.
Thanks Laura!! 🙂