Skinny Double Chocolate Chip Muffins

You would never know that these Skinny Double Chocolate Chip Muffins are low calorie and low fat!

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. 

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 choose to not blog about these incidents; why would I?

Skinny Double Chocolate Chip Muffins ~ Photo by Savory Simple

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. 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.

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Skinny Double Chocolate Chip Muffins

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 160
Author Jennifer Farley


  • 2 1/2 ounces whole wheat flour (approximately 1/2 cup)
  • 2 1/2 ounces all-purpose flour (approximately 1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 cup Dutch-processed cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 large egg whites (or 1 large egg)
  • 3/4 cup plain nonfat greek yogurt
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips + more for on top


  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F, and lightly grease a 12-cup muffin pan with baking spray.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, cocoa powder, salt, baking powder and baking soda. In a separate large bow, whisk together the applesauce, sugar, honey, egg whites, yogurt, and vanilla until smooth. Slowly stir the wet ingredients into the dry, taking care not to over-mix. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Divide the batter evenly into the prepared pan, filling all the way to the top, and sprinkle a few extra chocolate chips on top of each muffin.
  • Bake for 5 minutes, then reduce the oven temperature to 375 degrees F and bake for an additional 13 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.


Barely adapted from Sally's Baking Addiction


Calories: 160kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 208mg | Potassium: 157mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 0.4% | Vitamin C: 0.2% | Calcium: 4.4% | Iron: 6.5%

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About Jennifer Farley

Jennifer graduated from the Culinary Arts program at L’Academie de Cuisine, and has worked professionally as a line cook, pastry chef, and cooking instructor. Her cookbook, The Gourmet Kitchen, was published in 2016 by Simon & Schuster.

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  • 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 :)

  • 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!

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

  • 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.

  • 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!!!

  • 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 :)

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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 :)

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