These Apple Chocolate Muffins are sweet but not overly sweet and nice and moist. You can easily costumize them to be vegan. They’re a huge hit with kids too! If you eat them when they’re still a bit warm, the chocolate chips will be all melty. SO good!
They are my 5 year old’s current favorite muffins. I had to make them for his birthday party and again the other day for his birthday party at kindergarten. Kids really love those muffins! And the good thing is, because they are full of good ingredients, I don’t mind him having a second muffin either. Plus I love them too. I have made them so many times lately and they are such a hit in my family!
I first made these muffins very spontaneously a few weeks ago when we went on a kindergarten outing to the zoo. My son really wanted to bring something for everyone and I looked around the kitchen, saw the apples and we went from there. Chocolate chips is pretty much something my son wants to add to whatever is possible. All the kids LOVED the muffins and asked for seconds so I knew I had a winner there.
The combination of chocolate and apple is generally amazing and even better in a muffin. There’s hardly any fat used in the recipe because of I used a mixture of yogurt and milk instead. This is one of the rare occasions that I used dairy instead of plant based products. I’ll be honest, I haven’t yet found a plant based yogurt that I like. I tried coconut yogurt and almond yogurt so far and cannot do soy due to a soy intolerance. Is there a plant based yogurt that you like and can recommend?
If you wanted to make the recipe vegan, you could obviously make these muffins with almond milk and almond yogurt instead. Or using any other plant based milk / milk products. And instead of eggs, you could use flax seed “eggs”.
But anyways, I like using dairy for this recipe. Other than dairy, there’s lots of apple pieces and chocolate chips in there. And coconut sugar for more sweetness. I LOVE using coconut sugar in baking! I hardly ever use refined white sugar or brown sugar at this point but on top of that, coconut sugar just brings such a lovely caramel-like flavor to dishes. And it’s got great health benefits as well.
I hope you enjoy these as much as we do! Will you making a batch this week still?
Or how about a batch of my healthy Apricot Muffins?
Apple & Chocolate Muffins
These Apple Chocolate Muffins are sweet but not overly sweet and nice and moist. You can easily costumize them to be vegan. They're a huge hit with kids too! If you eat them when they’re still a bit warm, the chocolate chips will be all melty. SO good!
Pre-heat your oven to 180°C (356°F). If you're using a silicone muffin tray, fill the indentations with paper muffin cups.I like to put the muffin cups into a silicone muffin tray so the muffins keep their shape while baking.
Mix coconut sugar, flour, salt, cinnamon and baking powder together in a bowl.
In another bowl, mix yogurt, eggs, coconut oil and milk.
Mix your dry ingredients into your wet ingredients using an electric hand mixer but don't overmix. If your batter is not coming together nicely, add one or two additional tablespoons of milk (one by one) until it's all combined. Your batter should be sticky but not at all liquid.
Peel your apple and cut it into small pieces.
Add your apple pieces and chocolate chips to the batter and fold everything in.
Fill your muffin cups 3/4 full. Bake at 180°C (356°F) for 18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let rest for 5 minutes, then cool on a cooling rack.
- Milk: if your batter is not coming together nicely, add one or two additional tablespoons of milk (one by one) until it's all combined.
- Chocolate Chips: I used dark chocolate but I have used milk chocolate before. Both versions are very nice.
- Dairy: you could easily make this recipe vegan by using plant yogurt and plant milk instead. I used dairy because that's what we had but I'm sure it would come out just as yummy.