Low Cal Double Chocolate Chip Muffins


Low Cal Double Chocolate Chip Muffins

These heart-healthy muffins are a tasty way to implement flaxseed into your diet. Flaxseed is finally getting the recognition it deserves as an outstanding source of omega 3 & 6. Omegas are the essential fatty acids our bodies need to keep our cell membranes strong and resilient.

Preparation Time15 min

Cooking Time25 min


  • 1 cup (8 oz. package) fat-free cream cheese (room temperature)
  • 2 egg whites
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla (pure or extract)
  • 1 cup plain fat-free yogurt
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 cup oat flour (available in many supermarkets or can be made by simply pulsing old-fashioned oats in a blender or food processor)
  • 1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/2 cup ground flaxseed
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Pan spray muffin pans.
  2. Place cream cheese through applesauce in a large bowl. Using a mixer or whisk, combine until well blended.
  3. Add dry ingredients through salt and mix by hand with spoon or flat rubber spatula until all ingredients are well blended. Add chocolate chips and stir again.
  4. Fill each muffin tin about half full. Bake 20-25 minutes or until center is firm to touch.
    Makes 18 muffins.

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