An easy, homemade version of VitaTop deep chocolate muffins. With no oil or butter, these Greek yogurt and applesauce based muffins are made in the food processor and are only 95 calories each!
I have a love-hate relationship with Whole Foods. I love that their foods are all-natural and I have a blast discovering new products in the store. What I don’t love are their high prices. While their store brand items can be quite affordable, other products can cost a lot of money.
While I haven’t personally bought VitaTop muffins from there before, I have heard that a 4-pack can cost $6 (or more). That’s a pretty steep price for muffins. Rather than shell out the money to try these often-raved about breakfast treat, I set out to make my own.
These had to have been one of the easiest muffins I’ve ever made. You throw everything into a blender or food processor (minus the chocolate chips), bake, top with chocolate chips and you’re done. You don’t need to separately mix the dry ingredients or wet ingredients, so I loved the preparation of this recipe.
And what’s best about this recipe is that each muffin is only 95 calories. Yes, 95 calories for an entire muffin! It uses wholesome ingredients like oats, egg whites and Greek yogurt and there is no butter or oil.
The resulting muffins are nothing short of amazing. These are chocolate-y, moist and have a bit of oatmeal texture to them. Addie happily proclaimed that she loved these muffins, and I have seen my husband sneak in his fair share of them. Next time make these, I may swap out the granulated sugar for brown sugar to get a more pronounced molasses flavor. Other than that, these were fantastic.
Triple chocolate chunk copycat VitaTop Greek yogurt muffins
- 1 and 3/4 cups old fashioned oats
- 3 egg whites
- 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa I used Hershey's Dark
- 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 6-ounce container plain Greek yogurt (I used Chobani 0%)
- 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 and 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup hot water
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
- Generously grease 2 standard muffin pans and set aside. (I used a silicone muffin pan and did not grease it)
- In a food processor or a high powered blender, blend everything together except the chocolate chips. The batter should be smooth and the oats should be nicely ground.
- Transfer the batter into a large bowl and add half of the chocolate chips.
- Evenly distribute the batter into your prepared muffin pans and bake in your preheated oven for 10 minutes. Then take the muffin pans out of the oven (be sure to leave the oven on). Sprinkle the tops of the muffins with the remaining chocolate chips and bake for an additional 3-5 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Allow the muffins to cool completely before serving.
If these are yogurt applesauce based I do not see applesauce in the recipe?
Thank you – I must have missed that when I was copying my recipes over into WordPress. I will fix it now!
Thank you. I am trying this recipe for sure. I’m tired of spending $5.78 for 4 Vitatops that are usually not fit to eat because they get all frosty in the package from thawing out in transport.
Please let me know how they turn out!
I made these last night & they are delicious. They are so moist & satisfying. I got a count of 18 when making them in a regular cupcake pan. Not too sweet but the mini chocolate chips give them just the right amount of sweetness to satisfy. I think they taste better than Vitatops. They don’t have that funky vitamin taste that Vitatops have. My husband likened them to the chocolate muffins that Walmart makes, without the high calorie/carb count of course. Thank you for this recipe!
This makes me so happy! Thanks so much, Linda!