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healthy chocolate chip muffins on large wooden spatula
Healthy Chocolate Chip Muffins
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins

These healthy chocolate chip muffins are packed with nutritious ingredients like shredded zucchini and unsweetened applesauce. They are moist and flavorful for breakfast or a snack.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dessert, muffins
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 105 kcal
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups whole wheat flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 medium zucchini shredded
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate chips
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a muffin pan by greasing the cups with nonstick cooking spray or lining each cup with paper liners.
  2. Combine the unsweetened applesauce, brown sugar, egg, Greek yogurt and vanilla extract in a large bowl. Whisk to mix.
  3. Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Stir until just combined.
  4. Add the zucchini and stir to mix.
  5. Spoon the batter into the muffin tin, filling each cup 2/3 of the way full. Top each muffin with three chocolate chips.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center of the muffin. Allow to cool in pan for 10 minutes, then remove muffins to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.
Recipe Notes

If you are following the WW program this recipe is 3 Freestyle SmartPoints per muffin.

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Chocolate Chip Muffins
Amount Per Serving
Calories 105 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 108mg5%
Potassium 146mg4%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 58IU1%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 37mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.