1 3/4 c oats
3 egg whites
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt (or regular plain low fat yogurt)
1/2 tsp cream of tartar (or 1-1/2 Tbsp. vinegar)
1-1/2 tsp. baking powder
1-1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup hot water
1 cup sugar substitute (like Splenda granular) OR 1/4 cup + 2 tbs stevia
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (or use white chocolate or peanut butter chips!)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 (12-cup) muffin pans with
foil cupcake liners, or spray muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray.
In a blender, (or food processor), mix all of the
ingredients together, except for the chocolate chips. Blend until oats
are ground and mixture is smooth.
Place mixture in a bowl and gently
stir in 1/2 of the chocolate chips (set the rest aside). Scoop mixture
into prepared muffin pans.
Place muffins tins in the oven for 10
minutes. After 10 minutes, remove muffins from the oven (but don’t shut
oven off), and distribute the other half of the chocolate chips on top
of each muffin.
Place the muffins back into the oven and bake for an additional 2-5 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. *Note,
you could skip this step by putting all of the chips in the batter, and
baking the muffins for 12-15 min straight, but this method gives the
muffins the traditional ‘VitaTop Muffin’ look with the chocolate chips
Cool muffins before removing from pan. ENJOY!!!
Servings: 12 Big Muffins or 24 Smaller Muffins
Calories: 116 Calories Per Muffin or 58 Calories Per Muffin