Per serving (one muffin): 175 calories, 4.5g fat, 30g carbohydrates, 3.5g fiber, 3.5g protein
These nutrient-packed muffins have half the fat and calories of most baked goods without sacrificing flavor, making them the perfect snack when you're on the go.
2 cups whole-wheat pastry flour
1/3 cup sugar
4 tbsp unsweetened cocoa
1 1/4 tsp baking soda
2 tbsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup of semisweet dark chocolate chips
1 ½ cup of non-fat milk
¾ cup of non-fat plain yogurt
1 cup unsweetened applesauce or mashed banana
2 cups finely shredded (or grated) zucchini
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray a 12-cup standard muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine the sugar, milk yogurt and mix well until creamy; Stir in the applesauce (or banana) and mix well again. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Add this dry mixture to the wet ingredients, stirring until just combined. Fold in the zucchini and chocolate chips until everything is well incorporated. Divide the batter evenly between the muffins tins and bake for about 20 minutes (or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean).
Makes 12 servings
Recipe provided by Rania Batayneh, MPH, Nutritionist and America’s Eating Strategist™