I was looking for a great snack option that I could make that would be pretty guilt-free. Thanks to my good friend Pinterest, I definitely found what I was searching for. These low-cal chocolate muffins seemed too good to be true, but they ended up being really delicious.
What makes them healthy, you ask? First off, this is a flour-free, sugar-free, and butter/oil-free recipe. Ok, so then what the heck (aside from chocolate) is in these to make them edible? Tons of things: old fashioned oats, applesauce (I used no sugar added applesauce), Greek yogurt (I went for the fat-free variety), and Splenda, which is a great sugar substitute that bakes really well.
The recipe makes 24 regular-sized muffins. These muffins are about 58 calories each and they are rich and delicious so you won’t over-indulge. You can make these into large muffins instead, and then the recipe would make 12 muffins at about 116 calories each.
If you are even remotely a chocolate lover, then add this muffin recipe to your “must make ASAP” list ASAP. It’s really fast to pull together, you actually can mix up the batter in your blender or food processor (how fun, right?), and holy smokes these muffins are decadent and oh-so-good! Plus your house will smell fabulous once you put these guys in the oven.
For the recipe and step by step instructions, click here. These are fabulous for breakfast or a snack, and you know that they are good for your waistline too. Enjoy!!
What I was cooking up a year ago: Zucchini Makes Me Happy
I love zucchini because it is an incredibly versatile food. This time a year ago I was making a delicious zucchini bread and a summery zucchini salad with strips of zucchini, feta cheese, and fresh mint. They were both so delicious and really different from one another. The bread stays moist with the addition of pineapple, and the ribbons of zucchini in the salad make it really fun to dig into!0