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Skinny Chocolate Mini Muffins

Skinny Chocolate Mini Muffins

The beauty of mini muffins is that you can have more than one…

Secretly Healthy Chocolate Mini Muffins  Secretly Healthy Chocolate Mini Muffins

Of course “more than one” so often translates into more than two.

Or more than three.

Vegan Mini Muffins

Or more than four.

Chocolate Muffins

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Chocolate Mini Muffins

(makes 22-24)

  • 1/2 cup spelt or all-purpose flour (65g) (or Bob’s gf plus 1/4 tsp xanthan gum)
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder (15g) (not Dutch)
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar of choice or xylitol (90g)
  • handful mini chocolate chips, optional
  • 1/4 cup mayo-style spread (such as Earth Balance, Vegenaise, or even homemade cashew mayo) (58g)
  • 1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract (7g)
  • 1/3 cup plus 1 tbsp water (95g) OR 1/4 cup carrot juice plus 2 tbsp water

Mini Muffins Recipe: Preheat oven to 350 F and grease your mini muffin tins. In a large bowl, combine first five ingredients (and chips, if using). Sift very well. In a separate bowl, combine remaining ingredients and whisk until the mayo is completely smooth. Now pour wet into dry and stir until just combined. Immediately pour into the mini muffins pans (2/3 full each) and bake 20 minutes, then let sit 10 minutes. Pop out (go around the edges with a spoon if needed).

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Published on January 13, 2014

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    • Desi says

      I also like to know what this is. Tried to translate it into german but didn’t find a word for it that made any sense… 🙂

      • Gesa says

        I also live in Germany and just made a batch using Miracel Whip and they are delish! With a little spicy aftertaste, maybe because of the mustard contained in Miracel Whip or I used to much baking soda. Next time I’ll try it using yogurt and maybe an egg (I’m not vegan) but I still like them.

    • mjb says

      I too would like to know the purpose of the mayo 🙂 I’ve never made muffins with that. Is it so that you get oil and egg in a small dose? could you substitute applesauce or yogurt like others suggested? They sound yummy though. I’m happy to have found your blog 🙂 Thank you for sharing!

        • Hannah says

          I subsituted traditional plain greek yogurt for the mayo. I also added 1/2 a teaspoon of espresso powder which gives it a richer chocolate flavor. They turned out awesome! I would highly recommend trying it.

  1. Amanda says

    Are these “skinny” because they are so small? It seems like they are only skinny if you limit to eating 2 or 3, right? 🙂

  2. Kendra Pogue says

    First off I wanted to say I stumbled across your blog and I love it! I can’t go without sweets and I can’t wait to try some of your recipes. I noticed xylitol was a common factor in your recipes and wondered if you used this when you calculated the nutrition facts.

  3. Jess says

    My kids and I made these gf today and they’re so yummy! I didn’t have mayo but I did have Melt Organic Spread that I used instead. The muffins did fall apart a little (probably due to not having the egg part of the egg/oil combo in mayo) but no one seemed to mind. The flavor and texture were great 🙂

  4. Jessica says

    I just made these! I didn’t have any vegan mayo so I used 1/4 cup greek yogurt instead and dark chocolate cocoa powder. They came out delicious! Thank you Katie

  5. Becky says

    First off, I love your recipes and think that you are so innovative. I was looking to make this recipe and trying to figure out the nutrition. I was on and was entering gram measurements but cant seem to find anything that would equate to a low calorie product in the “mayo-style” spread category. The Earth Balance and vegenaise both seem to high??

  6. Steph says

    Haha, mini muffins are so cute… but so addicting, especially if you can fit one whole one in your mouth at once (I have a pretty big mouth) 🙂

  7. Stefanie says

    Wow, these look amazing! I need some mini muffin pans…
    Can you make them regular size? How long would they need to bake?

  8. Mercy says

    I just made these this evening using a gluten free flour mix and also added in a bit of protein powder. They turned out delicious and disappeared quickly! Thanks for the recipe!

  9. Katy says

    Mini muffins are totally dangerous for me, I find them so highly poppable that I just keep popping them into my mouth! Delishhh.

  10. Amanda says

    Very yummy! But I found these aren’t at all healthy if you use regular sugar and mayo 🙁 I halved the recipe and it only made 2 normal sized muffins, and they were 537 calories! Does fake sugar have no calories? If I had made the whole thing it would have been 1075 calories, where yours only adds up to 480 for the whole thing. I’m confused!

    • Jessica says

      Xylitol is indeed calorie free, I personally use truvia baking blend most of the time, it has 75% less calories than sugar and it’s also natural. Hope this helps.

  11. Kristin Flippen says

    Katie, I have loved exploring your recipes since I have gone gluten-free. I appreciate all of the work that goes into the nutrition facts, but I am curious, when you give a sugar/sugar-free option in the recipe, which one of these is used in the calorie count?

  12. Deborah Baker says

    Katie, I’m back again. I just wanted to say that I use my Glasslock salad dressing mixing jar with the snap lid to mix the mayo and the water. Works like a charm! (Second batch in oven now. Added a few pecans, coconut, and 1/2 teaspoon of almond extract to replace a 1/2 teaspoon of the vanilla extract. Guess I just bumped up the calories a little 🙂
    Thanks for the fast, easy, no need to drag out the Kitchen Aid recipe!

  13. Angela @ The Spice Rack says

    These look really yummy and I love that they are a healthy version. My family loves chocolate muffins, so I’m sure they will really be into these!

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