Healthier Double Chocolate Muffins

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Hi there! It’s Kathi from over at Deliciously Yum! I’m so glad I get to do a guest post for Alyssa today, especially since I have been anxiously waiting to share these Muffins with you.

Now I’m a chocolate girl through and through. Nothing beats a good chocolate chip cookie or a super moist piece of chocolate cake. But neither of these two things are appropriate choices for breakfast. Unfortunately.

Double Chocolate Muffin on a cooling rack.

So I turned to the next best thing: Muffins. They make for a wonderful breakfast treat or great afternoon snack. When I set out to create the recipe for these muffins, my goal was to make a muffin that is packed with flavor, tastes extremely scrumptious, but without all the guilt. A lightened up version, that you can feel good about eating and gets you off to a great start in the morning.

Double Chocolate Muffins on a cooling rack.

This recipe is tried and true. I have made it multiple times until I got it just right, but the good news is that it’s still somewhat customizable. For example, I used all-purpose flour, but you could easily swap out half the flour for whole wheat or any other flour you prefer. It works like a charm. You can totally make it your own and it still turns out great every time.

Double Chocolate Muffins on a white plate.

There are too many reasons why these muffins are my favorite, but it doesn’t get much better than these. They are filling, wholesome, super moist and airy, and are sure to please everyone in your family. They freeze really well too. The perfect muffin to have on hand for a quick breakfast on the go or whenever you’re in the mood for some carby goodness.

Double Chocolate Muffin with a bite taken out of it.

Hope you enjoy!

Healthier Double Chocolate Muffins

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Delicious double chocolate muffins that are healthier for you!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings: 9 Muffins


  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup oats
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cocoa powder
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a muffin tin with nonstick spray or line with muffin liners. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl whisk together flour, oats, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder.
  • In a medium bowl whisk together the egg, canola oil, honey and vanilla. Add skim milk and stir until combined.
  • Slowly pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and stir until combined. Fold in chocolate chips. Don’t overmix. It’s okay if a few lumps remain.
  • Divide batter evenly between prepared 9 muffin cups and place in the oven. Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Remove from the oven and let muffins cool in muffin pan until they’re safe to handle, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely and enjoy!
  • Yields 9 muffins


Serves: 9

Calories228kcal (11%)Carbohydrates38g (13%)Protein5g (10%)Fat7g (11%)Saturated Fat2g (10%)Cholesterol19mg (6%)Sodium241mg (10%)Potassium220mg (6%)Fiber2g (8%)Sugar17g (19%)Vitamin A82IU (2%)Calcium84mg (8%)Iron2mg (11%)

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword double chocolate muffins, Muffins, muffins recipe
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Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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