Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins #2

I’m always on the lookout for lower calorie muffin recipes as I love to have a muffin for breakfast but don’t want too many calories.  This recipe comes from http://www.tasteofhome.com.  The muffins are about 134 calories each, which isn’t too bad.  I’m eating one as I type this and I don’t think anyone would be able to tell that they are lower in calories as they taste great!

2 1/2 cups flour

1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour

1 3/4 cups packed brown sugar

1/2 cup cocoa

1 1/4 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

2 egg whites

1 egg

2 cups unsweetened applesauce

1 3/4 cups fat free milk

2 tablespoons canola oil

2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

1 1/4 cups chocolate chips

1  In a large bowl, combine flours, sugar, cocoa, salt, baking powder and baking soda.  In another bowl, whisk egg whites, egg, applesauce, milk, oil and vanilla.  Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients just until moistened.  Fold in chocolate chips.

2  Line muffin cups with paper liners or coat with cooking spray; fill 3/4 full with batter.  Bake at 350 for 18 – 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near center comes out clean.  Cool 5 minutes before removing from pans.

Yield:  36 muffins

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