Life has been a little crazy lately. We moved a couple weeks ago, had in-laws visiting, painted a couple rooms in our house, all on top of the normal things that go on in life. I can’t believe how fast this summer has gone, and that is it already August. Hopefully we can enjoy a last couple of fun things before school starts in a few weeks. Yesterday we went to the zoo, Friday we are going to the beach, the other set of parents come soon, so I don’t see things slowing down anytime soon!
Today I made muffins for you! But I have a little surprise. They are actually good for you. I calculated around 130 calories in one muffin. Having chocolate for breakfast just got better! I couldn’t help it and mixed in a few peanut butter chips, but you don’t have to do that if you don’t want to.
These muffins were a huge hit with my 7 year old. We ate a couple the first day, and I froze the extras, like I normally do. They disappeared from the freezer very quickly. I was a little worried these would be dry, but they were very moist and full of chocolate flavor. I am going to have to make another batch of these soon to restock, I might change up the chips I fold in next time.
Chocolate Applesauce Muffins
Slightly Adapted from Butteryum
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups applesauce
1 3/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2/3 cup peanut butter chips, optional
Preheat oven to 350F. Prepare 2 12 cup muffin tins with spray or linear. Makes approximately 18 muffins.
Cream butter, yogurt and sugar together until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Mix in eggs and cocoa powder, stir until smooth. Stir in the applesauce. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir until just combined. Fold in peanut butter chips, if using.
Fill muffin cups about 2/3rd full. Bake 18-20 minutes until a tester comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes in the pan, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.