This was a new take for me, I don’t normally bake without my tried and true butter, oil, sugar, etc but I decided to try one of these “healthy” muffin recipes and I do have to say I was pleasantly surprised! The muffins came out delicious and really moist! Not as sweet as usual, but it was a nice change and a lot healthier! 🙂
– 1/2 cup cocoa powder
– 4 tbsp. all purpose flour
– 1 tsp. baking soda
– 1/2 tsp. baking powder
– 1/2 tsp. salt
– 4 tbsp. brown sugar, lightly packed
– 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
– 1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
– 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
– 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
– 2 tsp. vanilla extract
– 4 tbsp. honey
– 2 large eggs
– 3/4 cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 425F. Spray a muffin tin with non stick cooking spray and set aside. Do not use muffin liners, they won’t come out well.
In a large bowl, combine the cocoa powder, flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and brown sugar.
In your mixer, blend the peanut butters, applesauce, Greek yogurt, vanilla, and honey. Beat until completely combined.
Add in the dry ingredients a little at a time to the wet ingredients. Add in the eggs. Do not over mix.
Stir in the chocolate chips and fill the muffin cups completely full.
Bake at 425F for 5 minutes. Then bump down the oven to 350F and cook for 13-15 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean.
Remove the muffins from the oven, run a knife around the edges and remove the muffins to a cooling tray after a few minutes.