Some foods conjure up fond memories. I've been making these muffins since I was first married years ago. They ooze chocolatey goodness, even now, after a "health" makeover.
Lots of butter, chocolate bars, sugar, white flour, and twice the amount of chocolate chips were all in need of removal or reduction. This was a makeover with beautiful results, no doubt about it.
Ok, maybe these are a bit of a splurge, even with the changes, but fond memories are surely worth it!
Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins
1 3/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup lowfat buttermilk
1/4 cup canola oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 375°F. Line muffin tin with cupcake papers or coat with nonstick spray. In mixing bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. In small bowl, whisk together buttermilk, oil, egg, and vanilla.
Pour liquid into dry ingredients and stir just until combined, then stir in chocolate chips. Scoop into muffin cups. Bake 20 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center of muffin comes out clean. Makes 12 muffins, 6 points plus and 235 calories each.