Bread | September 8, 2019

Heathy Chocolate Muffins

These easy, fast healthy chocolate muffins are the perfect breakfast solution for your busy mornings! Fluffy, chocolatey and healthier than your standard muffin mix these will be a family favorite! I’m showing how + giving you tips to easily make them gluten free!

This post is sponsored by iHerb, all opinions and recipe are our own. 

WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE HEALTHY CHOCOLATE PUMPKIN MUFFIN

What makes the muffins SO DANG EASY and FAST is that we use a cake-mix as your base. So you don’t have to spend time measuring out flour, baking soda, salt, sugar cocoa etc. You just dump a bag of your favorite cake-mix.

What makes these pumpkin muffins HEALTHIER than your standard muffin is that you use pumpkin and egg whites!

ingredients for muffins

HOW TO MAKE THESE HEALTHY MUFFINS GLUTEN-FREE

Gluten-Free Cake mixes 100% DO WORK with this recipe, and it really is that easy in making these muffins gluten free.

WHAT GLUTEN-FREE CAKE MIXES DO I USE?

All three of these gluten-free cake mixes work. I’ve tried them and they are delicious. You do have to watch your ingredients however- 2 of these cake mixes are much smaller than the King Arthur. This recipe if for a cake mix that makes 24 cupcakes. So you either need to half your eggs and pumpkin or use two cake mixes.

pictured here are King Arther GF Chocolate Cake Mix (makes 24), Bob’s Red Mill GF Chocolate Cake Mix (makes 12) and Simple Mills GF Chocolate Cake and Muffin Mix (makes 12) 

3 gluten free cake mixes

WHERE CAN I BUY THEM?

Find these great quality ingredients can be tricky- especially gluten free ones! iHerb is an online store that carries over 30,000 natural products and ships to over 150 countries. I found all of these in their store, and was super impressed at their gluten-free section. I also found they have great organic selection and couldn’t help but grab my other ingredients! They arrived so fast, and well packed. New iherb customers will get a discount on their first order by clicking here! 

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• iHerb offers customer service 24 hours a day / 7 days a week in 10 different languages.

 

HOW TO MAKE EASY CHOCOLATE MUFFINS

Add cake mix and all ingredients to your bowl and mix.

In a cupcake pan, line spray with a non-stick spray or you can use either parchment liners or silicone. I’m a huge fan of silicone!

Bake your cupcakes! standard cupcakes will need to bake for about 15 minutes.

PRO TIP: Gluten-Free cakes tend to not form a “muffin top” they are more flat, and dont rise. 

HEALTHY PUMPKIN MUFFIN PRO-TIPS

Change it up. Add nuts, cacao nibs, or  chocolate chips!

Spice the recipe.  Instead of grabbing plain pumpkin puree grab the pumpkin pie puree which usually includes: cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and allspice. Or, add 1  teaspoons ground cinnamon with your pumpkin puree.

This muffin recipe is special diet-friendly. I’ve already shown you it’s easily altered to be gluten free! but it is also dairy free depending on your cake mix (GF king arthur is!) This cake mix muffin recipe is also only 2 points on the weight watchers list!

chocolate muffins in tin

#MOMHACK

Whenever I make muffins (no matter what recipe- but especially these Buttermilk Banana Muffins) I make one tin of 12 standard muffins and save them for later. You can freeze (microwave for about 15 sec when ready to eat) or keep at room temp for a week. And then I make these mini muffins for the day of! My kids LOVE it and it changes it up a little.

mini muffins in tin and stacked

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5 from 2 votes
Healthy Chocolate Muffins
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

Easy and healthy chocolate muffins

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy chocolate muffins, healthy muffins
Servings: 24
Calories: 30 kcal
Author: Desarae
Ingredients
  • 1 Chocolate Cake mix that makes 24 cupcakes/ can be gluten free
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2/3 Cup water
  • 1 14 oz can pumpkin
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup cacao nibs
  • 1 tsp cinnamon optional
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients
  2. Fill in cupcake tin and bake.
  3. 350 for about 15 minutes

Recipe Notes

If using a cake mix that only makes 12 cupcakes half the other ingredients ie 1 egg white, 1/3 cup water half the can of pumpkin

HEALTHY PUMPKIN MUFFIN PRO-TIPS

Change it up. Add nuts, cacao nibs, or  chocolate chips!

Spice the recipe.  Instead of grabbing plain pumpkin puree grab the pumpkin pie puree which usually includes: cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and allspice. Or, add 1  teaspoons ground cinnamon with your pumpkin puree.

This muffin recipe is special diet-friendly. I've already shown you it's easily altered to be gluten free! but it is also dairy free depending on your cake mix (GF king arthur is!) This cake mix muffin recipe is also only 2 points on the weight watchers list!

 

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Chocolate Muffins
Amount Per Serving
Calories 30 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 5mg0%
Potassium 4mg0%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 6IU0%
Calcium 1mg0%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

 

 

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