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healthy chocolate chip muffins on large wooden spatula
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5 from 2 votes

Healthy Chocolate Chip Muffins

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.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 105kcal

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.
  • Combine the unsweetened applesauce, brown sugar, egg, Greek yogurt and vanilla extract in a large bowl. Whisk to mix.
  • Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Stir until just combined.
  • Add the zucchini and stir to mix.
  • Spoon the batter into the muffin tin, filling each cup 2/3 of the way full. Top each muffin with three chocolate chips.
  • 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.

Notes

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

Nutrition

Calories: 105kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 108mg | Potassium: 146mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 58IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1mg