The thing I love about these Healthy Chocolate Chip Muffins is that they are not like your typical store-bought or cafe muffins. How are they different you may ask? Well, for starters, they are only 144 Kcalories per muffin! They are made partially with whole wheat flour, which is an excellent source of fiber and adds a nutty flavor. I use honey as a natural sweetener, and it gives them a subtle sweet flavor. Plus, I use almond milk in place of regular milk because it is low in calories and is easier on your digestion. These muffins contain about 25 grams less sugar than a typical store-bought chocolate chip muffin. So I consider this a healthy snack choice, in comparison.
Muffins For Days!
I have become somewhat of a muffin aficionado over the last couple of years. The reason being that when I got married, I started creating hearty filling snacks for my husband to take to work. It seems like he is a bottomless pit! So, I have spent a lot of time trying out new recipes with healthy ingredients to keep him in supply. He never seems to get bored or is unhappy with how they turn out.
For me, I like to have a muffin for a snack when I get home from the gym because it’s a good source of carbs for recovery. They also taste great with a hot cup of coffee! Overall, I have made hundreds of muffins in the last couple of years, and I don’t see it stopping anytime soon!
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Chocolate Chip Muffins Ingredients
- Unbleached all-purpose flour
- Whole wheat flour
- Baking powder
- Fine sea salt
- Ground cinnamon
- Raw honey
- Unsweetened almond milk
- Apple cider vinegar
- Vanilla extract
- Coconut oil
- Semi-Sweet chocolate chips
The ingredients for these muffins are fairly basic and should be easily available! Of course, if you need help finding anything, I linked my favorite products for you!
They are a few substitutions you can use in this recipe, depending on diet preferences or needs. For example, the honey can be replaced with natural maple syrup, turbinado sugar, or even regular sugar. However, if you use plain sugar, add 2 tbsp extra almond milk to the recipe. Also, if you need a dairy-free version, make sure to buy dairy-free chocolate chips like the Enjoy Life Brand. If you don’t have apple cider vinegar, plain vinegar will work as well!
Healthy Chocolate Chip Muffins
- 2 mixing bowls
- Measuring Cups
- Muffin Tin
- 1 1/4 Cup Unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1/2 Cup Whole wheat flour
- 2 tsp Baking powder
- 1/4 tsp Fine sea salt
- 1/2 tsp Ground cinnamon
- 1/3 Cup + 1 Tbsp Raw honey
- 1 Cup Unsweetened almond milk mixed with 1 Tbsp Apple cider vinegar
- 1 Large Egg
- 1 Tbsp Vanilla extract
- 1/4 Cup Coconut oil melted and cooled slightly
- 1/3 Cup Semi-Sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a regular muffin tin with cooking spray or line it with muffin liners.
- Pour the almond milk and vinegar into a small bowl and whisk to combine.
- Add the flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon, to a large bowl and whisk to combine all ingredients.
- Add the egg, vanilla, oil, and honey to the milk and vinegar mixture. Whisk until the ingredients are mixed thoroughly.
- Pour the almond milk mixture into the dry ingredients and whisk everything together until it looks smooth. Then add the semi-sweet chocolate chips to the mix and combine with a spatula.
- Scoop the batter into the muffin tin equally, about 2/3 of the way full each.
- Bake for 14-16 minutes until a toothpick or knife inserted to the middle comes out clean.
- Let muffins cool in the pan for about 5 minutes and then remove to a cooling rack or kitchen plate.
- Recipe makes 12 regular sized muffins
- Adding the vinegar to the almond milk helps make the muffins more fluffy and rise better (It does not affect the taste.)
- You can store these muffins in a zip-top bag on the countertop, or a plastic container in the fridge. They will keep fresh for longer in the fridge but will dry out slightly.