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Strawberry Chocolate Chip Muffins – Healthy & Whole-Grain

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HEALTHY Strawberry Chocolate Chip Muffins:

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Straight from the oven, bursting with strawberries and chocolate chips. Feel free to just take one off the screen.

Chocolate Chip Strawberry Muffins

I guess you can’t really take one off the screen…. But someday soon we might have the technology to do just that! Even now, companies such as Canon offer a printer with edible ink. When you hit the print button, different colors of icing zoom across the page and create an image you can actually eat.

The edible-ink printer is mostly used by cake-decorating aficionados; but I’d imagine that, maybe even as soon as 100 years from now, people will be able to “print” any item they see on a computer screen—be it clothing, or jewelry, or even food. It might sound impossible, but if you were to go back to the 1800s and tell our ancestors that someday people would sit at a box and communicate with other people halfway around the world, they’d probably think you were crazy.

Even when I try to explain to my little neighbor how I grew up without a cell phone, she looks at me like I have three heads.

strawberry muffin

The day when you can snatch a muffin right off the screen might be coming soon… Until that day, you’ll just have to make these healthy muffins for yourself!

Strawberry Chocolate Chip Muffins

(makes a baker’s dozen)

  • 1 cup milk of choice (240g)
  • 1 tbsp white or apple cider vinegar (15g)
  • 1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract (6g)
  • 3 tbsp vegetable or melted coconut oil (30g)
  • 2 cups spelt flour (or all-purpose flour, or gf mix plus 1/2 tsp xantham gum) (250g)
  • 1/2 tsp plus 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup xylitol or sugar of choice (100g)
  • pinch pure stevia extract, or 1 extra tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips (80g)
  • 1 loosely-packed cup diced strawberries (120g)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, and prepare 13 muffin tins with liners (alternatively, you can skip the liners and just grease 12 muffin tins). In a large measuring cup, whisk together first 4 ingredients. In a large mixing bowl, combine all remaining ingredients except the strawberries and stir very well. Pour wet into dry and stir until just combined. Now add the strawberries (adding them earlier will result in pink muffins). Immediately portion into the liners, then immediately place in the oven to bake 20 minutes. Let the whole-grain muffins sit 10 minutes before removing from the muffin tins.

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Chocolate Chip Strawberry Muffins

Question of the Day:

What do you think the world will look like in 100 years… or even in 10 years?

It might look like something out of The Jetsons, with robots doing all of our chores (goodbye laundry!) and people flying around in environmentally-friendly capes instead of relying on cars or airplanes. Most likely, even more of our time will be spent looking at a computer screen, which is a scary thought considering how much time most of us already spend on the computer. Our world can change a lot even in just ten years… Facebook didn’t exist ten years ago! I kind of miss the days when you actually had to call your friends on the phone or meet in person to find out what was going on in each others’ lives.

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Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 
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  1. Lisa says:

    These are so pretty.

    Strawberry muffins definitely rank right up there with my favorite banana muffins.

    It kind of freaks me out to think that far in the future, I’m not sure why; mostly because it’s the unknown.

    I think social media and all the gadgets are going to be even more crazy, which makes me a little sad; as a society we’ve lost so much connection already with real people and I can’t even imagine what classrooms will be like with the invention of more technology.

    Okay, enough of that. Let’s just say I hope the future contains more of these delicious muffins 😉

    1. Annie says:

      I agree ; )
      Well said

  2. Suzanne says:

    Looks delicious as always Katie!

    Hm, in 10 years I expect we will probably have computers embedded in our brains, or something along the lines of that. My mind is always blown when I see young (think, less that 2 years of age) children playing on iPads, cell phones, and computers with relative ease! In the words of Bob Dylan: times they are a changin’!!

  3. Wow, edible ink? That’s nuts? Is it vegan? LOL. These looks like the perfect breakfast and I love those cute little chocolate chips. Strawberry + chocolate is an ever favourite combo for me

    1. Annie says:

      Yeah I’m pretty sure they are… Not necessarily certified, but they come from plant juices

  4. Kit-Kat says:

    My drama class in college did a genre theatre project on “Isms”, and my group got “post-modernism theatre”. So for our play, we based it on what the world would be like in the future, and we made it so there was a huge Holocaust in the world, and the entire human race had to live in this windowless white building run by “the Purge”. It was quite frightening, because it was all run by this System, so the population was given a specific job at specific times, and told exactly what to do and when all on a microphone by The System’s leader (which turned out to just be a mere recording). It is a very complex story, but scary nevertheless.

  5. Hello, pretty looking muffins. Om nom nom.

    That would be so awesome if we could have a edible print button. I’d print me off several of these to munch.

    1. Annie says:

      Ha-ha! =)

  6. These look yummy! I’ll have to figure out a way to make them grain-free.

    I hope that in 100 years (or less than that!) there will be robots to do the dishes. That is the chore I despise the most! Maybe we’ll all have flying cars or jet packs to get around in. I like to read dystopian books and it’s scary to think that some day the stories in those books might come true…. They probably won’t, but it is possible! 😉

    1. Brenda says:

      You know what makes me laugh about the “robots to do the dishes”? My first reaction to that statement was “ABSOLUTELY!!!!” But then I thought, 100 years ago, they never would have imagined that you could throw them all in a box, put in some soap, turn a knob and have clean dishes a little while later. Kind of sounds like a “robot” to do our dishes! :-) Go figure!

      1. I don’t mind putting things *in* the dishwasher, or taking them out for that matter, the part I don’t like is washing the things that can’t be put in the dishwasher. And my family likes to make lots of those kinds of dishes! 😉

  7. Erica says:

    Could I substitute more strawberries for the 1/2 cup xylitol/sugar? If I can, can you tell me the specific amount for the strawberries? Or can I just omit the xylitol/sugar altogether?

    1. Annie says:

      More strawberries will make them more watery, as xylitol is a dry sweetener; unless you use dried strawberries – but that could change the consistency and perhaps the flavor.
      What you’ll need is a dry replacement. Maybe you could try date sugar. Although if you subbing for calories or GI, xylitol already is much lower than sugar in both areas.

      1. Erica says:

        Thanks Annie! I’ll try date sugar.

  8. Sam says:

    These look lovely! Just curious what the vinegar does for the recipe?
    I was actually just having a conversation the other day about the future..We’ve already come so far in just our lifetime, it’s pretty tough to imagine what’s next!

    1. Erica says:

      I think maybe it adds flavour? I don’t know, either.

    2. Harsha says:

      From what I know, the acid in vinegar reacts with soda in baking powder/soda and produces gas. This causes the muffin to raise and become fluffy. Using vinegar in baking was pretty common in the earlier days and vinegar was often used instead of eggs in cakes and muffins.

      1. Harsha says:

        When I said gas, I meant CO2 gas, lol.

  9. Cristina says:

    These look great! I’ve never had a strawberry muffin before.

  10. Harsha says:

    I hadn’t realized how much we take technology for granted nowadays. When I read this post, my first thought was…surely, communicating with people using a box would not have sounded that improbable to people in 1800’s, what’s the big deal? Then I started imagining what they would think….”people separated by thousands of miles, with no actual physical connection between them, not even a wire, and no way of knowing if the other person is even available, are talking and even looking at each other through a box?? Nope, impossible”. In fact, now when I think about it, it sounds impossible even to me, lol. So yeah, what you say might become possible soon and we might end up wondering why we thought it was impossible in the first place.
    This was a really good post, gave a lot of food for thought. And best of all, an awesome recipe that I have all the ingredients for…so hurray! I am going to make it right away and eat it while reading a sci-fi novel.

  11. I love futuristic/dystopian novels that predict what the world will be like! Your question kind of reminds me of Star Trek where the captains logs are way in the future. If the enterprise came out in 10 years I would definitely sign-up to be on board with the Chris Pine version of Captain Kirk 😉 I could make him these muffins and win his heart <3

  12. These sound lovely!! Such a fab idea!

  13. Sounds like a super tasty muffin! I think we’re already pretty close to your future of eating food right off your blog — 3d printers just need an edible (and tasty) way to print, and we’re set! Maybe 30 years.

  14. Jenni says:

    I love chocolate and strawberry together! I’m gluten-free, but I’m always weary to use all-purpose GF flour. Have you had many positive experiences using it in your baking? Maybe I should pick up some xanthum gum and give it a shot.

  15. Elisabetta says:

    What is the function of the vinegar? Can I skip it or sub it?

    1. Elisabetta says:

      Or use rice vinegar instead?

    2. Harsha says:

      Like I said above, the acid in vinegar reacts with soda in baking powder/soda and produces carbondioxide gas. This causes the muffin to raise and become fluffy. Essentially it acts like a leavening agent so skipping it will probably change the texture I think, maybe I am wrong. I will let Katie reply.

    3. Anonymous says:

      I think other people have mentioned this, but when you add vinegar to muffin and cupcake recipes, it makes them fluffy (and delicious!).

    4. Caroline says:

      You might be able use lemon juice or something, though it’s probably not as acidic.

  16. These muffins look so wonderful! I love strawberries with chocolate – I’d have to be crazy not to! It’s so hard to imagine what the world will look like in 100 years. I can’t even imagine 5 years from now, with technology developing so quickly. It’s crazy what we’ve been able to achieve so quickly in this society. Being able to print our meals would be quite interesting!

  17. Chocolate says:

    I’m totally making these next week for my daughter’s school fair! Thank u

  18. Maura says:

    These are delicious! I just ate two of them and am stopping myself from eating anymore :) thanks, Kaite!

  19. strawberry and chocolate is the BEST combination! yum!

  20. yummm just pinned this to try soon!

  21. Susan says:

    These are looking so good!

  22. Mmm I like this combo – I’m a fan of chocolate-dipped strawberries (I mean, I suppose who isn’t, right?) so I’m intrigued by the idea of combining them in a muffin!

  23. KC says:

    Actually, 3D printers are real! Now, most use plastic but still. I think a few companies made ones that use clay powder and another that uses sugar. They use them for prototypes; it’d be much faster to actually make cupcakes or muffins though!

  24. Kitty Bea says:

    Will make these today! Just in time for the last of the strawberries in our garden. =)

    1. Kitty Bea says:

      They were fantastic, btw. This recipe is definitely a keeper.

  25. Cindy says:

    We made these within 5 min of getting the email. :) My 3 & 5 yr old girls said they didn’t like the strawberries in there (crazy girls), but my husband, 13-yr-old son and I liked them. I baked for 20 min, then left them in the pan for 10 min, but they were still slightly underdone. If I make them again (those girls) I’ll add 3-4 min to the baking time. More for us older folks in the house. :)

  26. I think the world will look like a great big computer, and we are the chips. Love the muffins by the way, well presented :O))

  27. MJ says:

    Yum! These look REALLY good! Are they gluten-free?

    1. Anna says:

      She does include a gluten-free option in the flour ingredients list

      1. MJ says:

        Okay, thanks! :)

  28. Kb says:

    Strawberry muffins are bomb.
    As far as the future… though you can’t choose what others do, you can do what you can to ensure a brighter one for so many.
    Did you know 10% of the people on this earth are a Dalit (untouchable) or Other Backwards Cast.. in India, cleaning latrines with their hands, with beggar pimps, or eating dirt? 10%. If you took just those two casts, it’s the same population as Europe all together. We gotta open our eyes to the truth in Asia, and to the reality around us, or we keep on getting what we get. GE food, slave labor, the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer.
    Live simply so others may simply live. Buy less junk and waste less food.
    The pope just said the other day that wasting food is a crime against the poor. I like that guy.
    Help a brutha or a sista out. Start seeing other people, or our future looks dim.

    Hey Katie- I made some raw chocolate the other day based off your 3 ingredient chocolate bars, but I just ground up some cacao nibs for the powder. They’re lip smackin.

  29. Amy says:

    I’m such an old-fashioned person when it comes to technology… If it weren’t for blogging (and Google maps on my phone), I’d probably ignore all of it! I miss personal interactions too, and it’s something I’m trying to work on more. Do you have any tips or ideas of fun things to do with friends?

  30. nessa says:

    These look really yummy! With all the technology we have now, it’s pretty crazy to think about what the world will look like in the future.

  31. Jennifer w says:

    I am making these now ! Using gf flour that already has can than gum in it and used 1 tbsp coconut oil and the other 2 applesauce ! Will let you know how they turn out!! I also didn’t add chocolate chips. Just strawberries and a few blueberries!! :) Iam cooking the first 6 now ! Hope they then out. The batter itself is yummy! I am a fashion blog I want to feature you on Katie and share your blog and recipes with all my readers! I’ve never spent so much time on a food blog as I do yours!!

    1. Jennifer w says:

      I have a fashion blog I meant!:)

    2. Jennifer w says:

      My first batch after 30 minutes still is quite doughy in the middle , put them in to cook longer will let you know the outcome:)

      1. Did you add extra blueberries above the amount of berries called for? That might account for the extra gooeyness. Or the applesauce addition might be the issue with yours. Hope they turn out ok with the extra baking! And thank you for such a sweet comment… feel free to use any photos you need. :)

  32. I cannot wait to make and try this! The pictures are gorgeous!

  33. Caroline says:

    Those were soooooo delicious! Made them yesterday and even my parents loved them – eventhough they don’t like healthy food that much. Thank you so much for the recipe:)

  34. Jen says:

    Hi! I just wanted to leave a comment on this recent post to say thank you for writing such an awesome blog! I remember how I was searching for a cookie pie recipe–not even a healthy one–when I stumbled upon this blog. To say the least, I was a bit skeptical at the thought of using beans in a pie, but it came out wonderfully; nobody even realized what was in the pie until I told them–after it was all eaten up! Since then I have also tried the pumpkin pie in a bowl for breakfast, and I have to say it is probably the most original, easy, and delicious breakfast recipe on the Internet. Like Katie, I am also an avid runner and someone who (amazingly) no longer needs to lose weight, so I understand her concerns about getting enough calories with such healthy recipes. But I must admit it is a culinary feat to fill something as unhealthy-tasting as cookie pie with protein-packed beans and oats! Thank you very much Katie for inspiring the cook in me! I think I shall try the fudge pie next…:-9

  35. Maggie says:

    Hey Katie!
    Just a heads up that when I have been visiting your site there are ads for meat at the top of the screen- bison producers and chicken and pork kabobs. They are linked to and lead to an “In the Kitch” website. I know you’re vegan (and I eat vegetarian so the ads shouldn’t be based on my search history…) so I thought you might want to know!
    Love all of your recipes, thanks for all of your hard work producing such delicious treats!

    1. Hi Maggie,
      With Adsense backfilled ads (as opposed to the main ad network ads), I unfortunately really have no control over it. They serve different ads for different people, and it depends not only on browsing history but also on location and other factors that even I don’t know. :(

  36. Natalia says:

    Going to have to give these a try! I made the mayo cupcakes gluten free and ended up with more of a goey blob with burnt edges than a cupcake :( this looks more promising to be a GF convert

    1. Did you use the gf mix listed in the post, or something else?

      1. Natalia says:

        No i am allergic to many GF stapled such as rice, corn, and nuts. I used a blend of garbanzo, flax, coconut, and potato starch.

  37. Alyssa says:

    I’m hoping to be able to teleport in 100 years :-) That would save so much time! These muffins look great!

  38. Annie says:

    I share your sentiments! I kinda wish people would spend more real time with each other instead of relying on virtual relationships. It’s especially upsetting how many are losing communication skills as well – words such as ‘lol, whatevs, lmao, btw ‘ etc cropping up in live converations should be proof of this. Maybe in 100 years society will develops a way to synergize the old-fashioned ways of hard-work ethics and innocence with modern innovation and efficiency.
    On a ‘side’ note – thes muffins look delicious! I’ll be sure to try it when I get some more flour [ran out from last baking adventure ; ) ] I love the fact that its such an easy recipe. In fact, I greatly appreciate your endeavors to make most of your recipes simple : )
    (I apologize if that sounds formal – but this actually is the way I talk!)

    Thank you for providing such wonderful ways to make vegan baking hassle-free, efficient, and simply yummy! : )
    {I felt that deserved another smiley}

  39. Tara says:

    hi there! love your blog! i’m an engineering major, and i just wanted to say we are well on your way with bringing you printable food! 3D printers already exists and, with the right programming, should soon be able to print food, given the correct chemistry, or proportion of macros and ingredients and stuff!! 😀 yay!

  40. Sara says:

    you write that these are whole grain. Does that mean I can use ww flour or whole spelt flour for this recipe?

    1. Unofficial CCK Helper says:

      You can of course use spelt flour, as it’s listed in the recipe. 😉

  41. Lisa says:

    Ok, odd question: could these be made without strawberries? Would there need to be a substitution made so they turn out alright? (applesauce?) Looking for a great GF/Vegan chocolate chip muffin.

  42. Jenn says:

    I’m making these this afternoon with my two year old. She loves to help me cook. We are going to use strawberries from our garden. I was so excited when I got this receipt because the strawberries are taking over and now we have something to use them in!

  43. Strawberries and chocolate chips are a match made in muffin heaven! Why haven’t I heard of these before? Can’t wait to try them out!

  44. Becca says:

    I actually love to add strawberries to your vanilla donut recipe and make them as muffins!

    These are in the oven right now! Just a note for any coconut oil newbies like me out there– if you add melted coconut oil to cold milk, it will form a hard skin on top! So I guess the milk needs to be at least room temperature.

  45. Rachel says:

    Just made these and waiting for them to cool. They smell amazing!!!!

  46. C says:

    ..what exactly is healthy about these?

  47. Laura says:

    I have a great idea!! I’ve been seeing a strawberry white hot chocolate around the internet but I was thinking it would be awesome for it to be strawberry hot cocoa (NOT white chocolate). Do you think you can make that?

  48. Nina says:

    I made these muffins this mornings and they were really tasty! :) I used some homemade healthy chocolate (made with cocoa butter, cocoa powder, white almond butter and agave nectar) and fresh strawberries from my garden. the texture was a little bit delicate and crumbly so next time I might add a chia-egg. also I was a little bit disappointed because I couldn’t really taste the strawberries. baking made them rather soggy, watery and not bright and fruity at all :( maybe I’ll try it next time with raspberries. but great recipe all the same, will be my new go to muffin recipe! :))

  49. Hannah says:

    would whole wheat pastry flour work for this?

  50. Muffins are one of those great things for breakfast or for a snack during the day. I love that these ones are a healthy version though with whole grain, real fruit and a sugar alternative because so many of them that you buy in the store are full of unhealthy additives and they are really bad for you. I love baking so this is definitely something I’ll try out for my family

  51. Jake says:

    Destruction is the word! Everything will be destroyed like I want to destroy the screen that separates me from those muffins! We shall destroy our selves by trying to be thin or destroy ourselves commanding food through the touch screen gadgets!

    Those look absolutely yummy! Thank God there is a screen barrier between me and them even if they are healthy! I might be tempted to put some in the oven, though.

  52. ginaever says:

    I don’t normally review or post comments about anything. I have tried several of your recipes and you are my go to girl for vegan desserts for sure!! The chocolate bar pie is ridiculous and the soft baked cookies are my families favorite! But, this recipe for strawberry muffins really made me want to write to you. I can’t believe I am reviewing a recipe that is more fruit and muffin than it is chocolate but it is seriously awesome! Ive made them twice in two days and I am completely in love with them. There is a little more vinegar than I’m used to in the milk and it almost gives it all a cream cheese flavor!! They smell and taste incredible. I could even eat them without chocolate and be really happy (although I would never want that to happen). Thank you so much for this recipe!

    1. Aw thank YOU so much for making the recipes… and for such a nice comment :)

  53. Erin says:

    Just wondering if there are any tricks so that the muffins don’t stick to the muffin papers so much. I know I could just use the muffin tins, greased and floured, but I do want muffin cup papers as I’m going to take these for a Moms Group Coffee. Thanks!

    1. Unofficial CCK Helper says:

      What about baking them and THEN putting the cooled muffins into liners? It might be cute!

  54. Meesh says:

    I had to come on here and leave a comment because while I use your recipes all the time, I just realized that I actually ate 5 CCK recipes today! Well, 4 technically because the pumpkin pie muffins aren’t yours. But anyway, I also had a strawberry chocolate chip muffin, apple pie pancakes, pumpkin baked oatmeal, and carrot cake for one! And it was all delicious! :-)

  55. Mrs. D. says:

    I had some strawberries leftover in the fridge. I could have gobbled them down, but that would defeat the purpose of trying to get vitamins into the rest of my family (not just myself). “What to do, what to do?” I thought. Then, a lightbulb came on: “Look for a recipe on Chocolate Covered Katie!” Ding, ding, ding! We have a winner! Thanks for sharing your recipe; I can’t wait for them to come out of the oven. 😀

  56. Heather says:

    Hi there… wondering if frozen strawberries can be used in this recipe? And adjustments for the extra liquid?

  57. Pamela says:

    Hi this looks good I hope I can do it gusted for my grandchild as we do have problem in finding good reserbys

  58. Karen says:

    Made for my sweet toothed partner’s birthday. They were a hit and even satisfied his sweet tooth. Slightly changed the recipe by substituting the spelt flour with wholemeal flour although with this change did need a splash of extra milk. They turned out light and fluffy he never guessed that they were healthy muffins 😀

  59. Elizabeth says:

    Hi Katie,
    I’ve only just found your blog and all the recipes look great! I’ve already done the oatmeal breakfast muffins at least twice, they’re the best!!! I have a question with these muffins: I really can’t find white vinegar where I live and I really don’t like apple cider vinegar. Is there any other variety of vinegar I could use? Thanks so much and please keep up this blog, is AWESOME!

    1. Unofficial CCK Helper says:

      You cannot taste the vinegar at all 😉

  60. Noreen says:

    I had been looking for a vegan strawberry chocolate muffin recipe for some time now and this one is perfect! The melted coconut oil gave them a nice melt-in-your-mouth texture and almost seemed to heightened the strawberry and chocolate flavors. This will be a definitely be a staple recipe!

  61. Jolynn says:

    Mine came out noticeably vinegar-tasting. :/ Any idea what I coul have done? I used regular all purpose flour and Silk almond milk…and a few less strawberries. Other than that, I followed the directions quite well I thought!

    1. Unofficial CCK Helper says:

      Did you look at Katie’s Recipe FAQ page? It has a troubleshoot section. Other than that, maybe you overmeasured the vinegar or the milk was sour?

      1. Jolynn says:

        After letting them sit for awhile, the vinegar taste just went away and they tasted soooo good! Thank you for your reply though! ^_^

  62. Diana says:

    Can i use frozen strawberries?

      1. Diana says:

        Just made them! Thanks for your quick reply! Great recipe! Always have frozen strawberries in my freezer, cuz kids love them in smoothies. I doubled recipe, and used half white whole wheat and half white flour. If i dare say so here, i may skip chocolate chips next time, strawberries shine more on their own! I pinned it too so i won’t lose it! Love your blog! I baked your flourless oatmeal chocolate chip cookies today too and they are amazing! Pinned those too. I love knowing i can give my kids nice treats that are not so dangerous too! Thanks! Btw i quadrupled the cookie recipe and next time i think i will do the whole quadrupled recipe times 2!

  63. maria says:

    hi… can i use almond meal or oat flour? and fresh strawberries?

  64. maria says:

    hii… can i use amond meal or oat flour? and fresh strawberries?

  65. Cassandra says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! I found this recipe while searching Pinterest for vegan strawberry muffins. I made it this evening and enjoyed my muffin so much that I took an extra walk after dinner so that I could eat a second one. LOL. I didn’t have the vinegars recommended so just used what I had on hand – rice vinegar. It worked great and I couldn’t taste it.