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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Comments

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

  2. 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 :)

    • 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 :)

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

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

  5. 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!

  6. 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 :-).

  7. Your photos are always so gorgeous!

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

  9. 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.

  10. 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!!!

  11. 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 :)

  12. ashley - baker by nature says:

    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.

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

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

  15. 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!

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

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

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

  19. 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 :)

  20. 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!

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

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

  23. Kathryn says:

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

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

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

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