Skinny Dark Chocolate Strawberry Muffins

Skinny Dark Chocolate Strawberry Muffins

Let’s play a game.

The game involves stuffing as many of these skinny dark chocolate strawberry muffins into your mouth in one day as possible.

I challenge myself.

I win :shock: .

Don’t you like games like this? I sure doooo. But really, I think I have a new favorite healthier muffin! I’ve tried a good number of “healthy” muffins in my time, and I’ve found a lot of them to be disappointing. Dry, lack of flavor, general “meh”-ness. These are anything but that! Prepare yourself because these pretty little gems are fluffy, but dense at the same time and perfectly sweet with bites of dark chocolate and strawberries.

Skinny Dark Chocolate Strawberry Muffins Skinny Dark Chocolate Strawberry Muffins

My heart is pounding in my chest and I’m pretty sure it’s the sugar rush, but I’m going to play it off as infatuation with all the flavor and those bites that are perfectly studded with chocolate chips (as in a ratio of 5 chips per inch of muffin, please). I mean, COME ON PEOPLE. AHH. 

Skinny Dark Chocolate Strawberry Muffins

I think I tortured my housemates with this recipe. Oftentimes I’ll make a recipe at night and photograph it the next day since my class schedule is all over the place and I need certain natural lighting for my photos. My friends know this and won’t touch what I make without the ready… set… EAT from me. I left these out and was gone for most of the day, and came back to a living room full of girls saying “CAN WE EAT THEM”. I gave the green light and they were promptly demolished with plenty of yums and happy filled stomach noises. Woo! Success! 

Skinny Dark Chocolate Strawberry Muffins

These muffins are made without any butter (coconut oil and greek yogurt replace it), and have a combination of whole wheat flour and white flour to balance health and flavor. Each one comes out to just under 230 calories and are just plain delicious <3. These will be your morning coffee’s best friend and will satisfy any sweet tooth craving that hits!

Skinny Dark Chocolate Strawberry Muffins

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Skinny Dark Chocolate Strawberry Muffins
 
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Serves: 12 muffins
Ingredients
  • ½ cup coconut oil, melted
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup (about 5 oz) nonfat greek strawberry yogurt (I used chobani)
  • ½ cup nonfat milk
  • ½ cup white flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ⅛ tsp cinnamon
  • ⅓ cup dark chocolate chips
  • ½ cup quartered strawberries
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In a mixer or by hand, mix together the coconut oil, sugar, brown sugar, egg, yogurt, and milk till completely combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, whole wheat flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Mix the wet and dry ingredients until just combined.
  4. Gently fold in the chocolate chips and strawberries.
  5. Fill a greased muffin pan ¾ of the way full and bake for 15-17 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  6. Eat 10!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 muffin Calories: 228 Fat: 11.7g Saturated fat: 8.2g Carbohydrates: 30.3g Sugar: 17.9g Sodium: 67.6mg Fiber: 2g Protein: 3.9g Cholesterol: 15.7mg

 

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  1. says

    I first read, “a ratio of 5 chips per muffin” and was instantly like “CHRISTINE?! Who has stolen your soul and destroyed any chance I have at delicious chocolate EVERYTHING?” Hah. Glad we’ve got that cleared up. :)

    I love using coconut oil in recipes! It honestly makes them turn out better than using butter, in my opinion. Can’t wait to give these a try / eat them all in one day.
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  2. says

    You do realize that it’s SO rude to taunt me with visions of delicious strawberry muffins when it’s nearly impossible to find strawberries at this time of the year in the frozen wasteland that is Canada, right? That being said, I’ll be expecting 2 dozen of these in my mailbox shortly :P
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  3. says

    Can I just say THANK YOU for featuring a recipe that is not Thanksgiving or holiday related, necessarily? I feel like I’ve been drowning in article after article and recipe after recipe of turkeys, potatoes, green beans, and pumpkin pies (not that I don’t’ love pie…) Just needed something different! haha. These look great, Christine!
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