Skinny Double Chocolate Chip Muffins ~ Photo by Savory Simple

Most of the time I’m in the kitchen I’m creating recipes from scratch. It’s what I love to do more than anything in the world (aside from maybe photography). Recipe development brings me a tremendous amount of joy and I love the creativity involved. But I have a secret. 

Sometimes I just want to follow a recipe and enjoy someone else’s hard work. The problem with creating recipes from scratch is that they often fail and I have nothing to show for my hard work except for frustration. Earlier this week I attempted to make homemade frozen yogurt for the first time in my ice cream maker and it turned into a solid block of yogurt ice. Sometimes the cookies have a weird taste or the sauce breaks or the cake collapses. I just choose to not blog about these incidents.

Skinny Double Chocolate Chip Muffins ~ Photo by Savory Simple

As a food blogger, it’s my job to make recipes look easy and carefree so you can relax and enjoy. And every now and then I want to do the same thing. I want to pick up a tried and true recipe that someone else has created and know that the results will be wonderful. On those days, I often turn to my fellow blogger friends. Last week I wanted a muffin that was easy on the waistline but that still tasted sweet and sinful. Instead of creating a new recipe I hopped over to Sally’s Baking Addiction to peruse her recipe index. I immediately settled on her Skinny Double Chocolate Chip Muffins. I had everything already in my kitchen and they were so incredibly easy to prepare. These muffins were moist, light and full of chocolate awesomeness. I will be making them again many more times and I highly recommend that you give them a try.

Head over to Sally’s Baking Addiction to get her recipe for Skinny Double Chocolate Chip Muffins!

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  • http://cookingactress.blogspot.com/ Kayle (The Cooking Actress)

    Oooh I’ve loved these muffins since the first time I saw em! So good!

  • http://www.averiecooks.com Averie

    They’re gorgeous, Jen! And when I saw the title, I thought, oh wow, Sally has a recipe like that. It’s nice of you to simply link back to her site for the credit and recipe. I bet she appreciates it. And I appreciate you linking my muffins. Lately I’ve been trying more muffin recipes (and cupcakes, donuts, etc) and it’s so true what you said – sometimes you’d rather just use someone’s tried and true recipe rather than possibly having one fail on you in the effort of reinventing the wheel :)

    • https://plus.google.com/u/0/116899699259024089659/posts Jennifer Farley

      I suppose I could have tweaked an ingredient and shared an “adapted” recipe but I’d rather see Sally get the traffic since she did all the hard work :)

  • http://www.breathelighter.wordpress.com Debra

    I would just love to have a warm double chocolate chip muffin right now! They look marvelous!

  • http://peanutbutterandpeppers.com Jennifer

    Yum Jen! These muffins look amazing!! Nothing like a double chocolate chip muffin!!

  • http://sallysbakingaddiction.com sally

    Thanks so much or linking back to my recipe, Jen! That really means a lot to me. And that you emailed me about it too. You are thoughtful! And I know what you mean about recipe failures. I’ve had 6 in the past week. SIX! But you just gotta keep on plugging away. I know what you mean about just using someone else’s recipe to avoid failures – I bake from my avorite cookbook all the time. Saves a headache, right?! Anyway, I’m so happy you liked these!

  • http://www.thefeastingeye.com Zach

    Your photos are stunning and your recipes sound delectable. We would love for you to share them at thefeastingeye.com. The Feasting Eye is still a bit new, but I think you will like what you see :-).

    • https://plus.google.com/u/0/116899699259024089659/posts Jennifer Farley

      Thanks, Zach, I think that’s the third time you’ve left this comment. I’m aware of your site :)

  • http://www.snappygourmet.com Lisa Huff

    Your photos are always so gorgeous!

  • http://www.tasteloveandnourish.com Caroline

    These look so yummy! I love “skinny” food that doesn’t look “skinny”! :)

  • http://davidstable.com Dave

    Aren’t recipe fails the worse? We should probably devote a few pages to the Hall of Recipe Shame and share what we’ve learned. I believe every fail makes you a better cook.

  • http://cookingwithcurls.com/ lisa

    I just had a muffin recipe bomb last night :( I totally get where you’re coming from, but just remember all of the successes that you have had as well!!!

  • http://theviewfromthegreatisland.blogspot.com/ Sue/the view from great island

    I’m sure I’m not alone in admitting that you had me at “skinny” and “double chocolate”…and I love that you aren’t above sharing somebody else’s recipe success even after you’ve had a clunker or two…, that kind of attitude makes the food blog world a nicer place :)

  • ashley – baker by nature

    I literally just had 2 epic recipe failures this afternoon, so I feel ya :)

    These muffins look so amazing, Jen! I wish I could just reach through the screen and eat one.

  • http://tutti-dolci.com Laura (Tutti Dolci)

    I’m all about chocolate for breakfast. Love these muffins!

  • http://orgasmicchef.com Maureen

    Don’t these look scrummy. Off to check out the recipe.

  • http://www.farmfreshfeasts.com Kirsten

    Jen,
    I really like how the lit up side of the muffin is in focus in the second photo–that’s a nice touch.
    Also the use of a dark plate with a dark muffin. You’ve really made it work. I am sure the recipe is delicious and I will head over to Sally’s to check it out, but I am studying and learning quite a bit just with these two photos.
    Thanks!

    • https://plus.google.com/u/0/116899699259024089659/posts Jennifer Farley

      I’m so glad you like them :)

  • http://www.grubarazzi.com Grubarazzi

    These are perfection. I want to slather them in peanut butter…is that wrong?

  • http://traceysculinaryadventures.blogspot.com Tracey

    This recipe has been on my to-do list too! What’s not to love about chocolate for breakfast, especially when it’s skinny? :)

  • http://www.thenewlywedchefs.com Whitney

    Jen, skinny and double chocolate need to be recipe titles more often I think!

  • http://kirantarun.com/food Kiran

    When it comes to baking, you’d always hear me scream “epic fail” at the top of my lungs. But I’m working on it.

    And I want a few of this delicious smuffins to-go! Wonderful of you to link to the original recipe. The right way :)

  • http://damndelicious.net Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious

    Kitchen fails and I do not get along. Every time that happens, it’s like one after another! Anyway, love that you made Sally’s muffins. I’ve been meaning to make these myself!

  • http://whatshouldieatforbreakfasttoday.com/ Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today

    Chocolate muffin is a perfect muffin and your pictures make it even more delicious.

  • http://www.a-kitchen-addiction.com Jessica@AKitchenAddiction

    Love these muffins from Sally! I wish I were eating on for lunch right now!

  • Kathryn

    I’ve been on the look out for a good skinny chocolate chip muffin recipe – excited to try this one!

  • http://www.nutmegnanny.com Nutmeg Nanny

    Wow, these muffins look incredible :) any excuse to call chocolate “breakfast” ;)

  • Eva

    I love anything chocolate! Can’t wait to try these muffins…double good!