I never thought the words healthy & chocolate could be in the same recipe, but this one makes it all work! These are super moist, very flavorful & perfect for a chocolate fix. Here’s how it’s done…

Healthy chocolate muffins

  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 1 t canola oil
  • 1/2 cup tubinado sugar (raw sugar)
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 1/4 t almond extract
  • 3/4 cup unbleached flour (or oat flour, if you wanna be extra healthy)
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 t baking powder
  • 1/2 t baking soda
  • 1/2 t kosher salt
  • 1/8 t ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine applesauce and next four ingredients. In separate bowl, whisk together the next six ingredients. Add dry mixture to applesauce mixture, stir until blended. Stir in chocolate chips. Spoon batter into 12 greased muffin tins. Bake for 20-22 minutes, rotating the pan after 10 minutes. Muffins are done when tops of muffins are firm to the touch. Cool slightly & top with powdered sugar. So so good…

Images: sammyw