Have you ever tried VitaMuffins before? Perhaps you’ve had a VitaTop? They are a delicious chocolate treat that has only about 100 calories. They come in packages of 4 each and cost $3.99 per box. That’s pretty expensive at $1.00 per muffin, when you’ve got a muffin a day habit like I do!
I had been meaning to find a copy cat recipe online and I found this one and made a couple of small changes.
These are really good! The recipe makes 18 muffins and each one has a Pointsplus value of 3.
Please note – These freeze well. It’s best to use the aluminum cupcake tin liners, because they tend to stick to the paper liners. I have thrown the aluminum lined muffins in the microwave and they were fine. (When I put two together, I almost had a small fire.) Next time I am going to try to to just spray the muffin tins and hope they pop right out!
Chocolate Chocolate Chips Muffins Like VitaMuffins
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 3/4 Oat Bran Cereal (I used Bob’s Red Mill High Fiber Oat Bran Cereal)
- 3 egg whites
- 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa (I used Trader Joes)
- 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (I used Trader Joes)
- 1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup Land O Lakes Fat-free Gourmet Half and Half
- 1 1/2 tbsp vinegar
- 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 cup hot water
- 1 cup Splenda
Preheat Oven to 350 degrees.
Prepare muffin tins with cupcake papers.
Mix all dry ingredients.
Then, mix all the wet ingredients except for 1 cup of hot water.
Combine together and then slowly stir in the hot water.
Do not over mix. Slowly stir in the chocolate chips. Evenly scoop into cupcake papers. Bake at 350 degrees for about 10-12 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool for 10 min.
Kristi Maloney is a work from home mom to two boys ages 9 and 12. Since 2009, she has featured in-depth product, and book reviews and hosted high-quality, exciting giveaways on her blog Moms Own Words. When she is not blogging about life in New England, tips on everything and anything, recipes and the antics of her boys, you can find her providing taxi, laundry, meal preparation and decluttering services for her family. Email at maloney(dot)Kristi@gmail(dot)com.
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