Monday. It’s HERE! And apparently it’s September tomorrow so on goes the oven!
Well, actually the oven is turning on for road trip snacks. Tomorrow we’re off!! We’re almost all packed and ready for our big trip to Tadoussac, QC and Gaspésie, QC. It will be a long drive so I figured we would need some homemade food to save a bit of money while we’re away for the week.
And homemade snacks with chocolate in them are the best. We’ve got a few other things in our giant bag of food. I like to have some healthy granola bars and trail mix along with a ton of apples and oranges but it’s always good to have something carby in there as well.
These muffins are really easy to make and are only 116 calories each! I used pastry flour as a base, sweetened them with brown sugar and chocolate and kept them moist with a mix of coconut oil and applesauce. SEE? Not so bad.
Little muffins like this are the best because they’re great grab and go snacks and they freeze incredibly for later. If there are any left, that is.
I like to throw a little extra sugar on top prior to baking to give them a little added crunch, but it’s not necessary. It’s just an excuse to throw sugar around while you’re dancing in your apron listening to Britney Spears “best hits”.
Because everyone does that, right?
So, away I go!! With a giant Ziplock of these muffins. Yum!
- 2 cups pastry flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp Kosher salt
- 1 large egg
- 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/4 cup coconut oil, measured in solid form and then melted
- 2/3 cup milk
- 1/4 cup applesauce
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a mini muffin tin with baking spray and set aside.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the egg and brown sugar until smooth. Add in the melted coconut oil, milk, applesauce and vanilla and whisk until combined. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix until just combined, making sure not to overmix! Fold in chocolate chips with a rubber spatula until evenly distributed.
- Place about 1 1/2 tablespoons of the muffin batter into the each hole of the muffin tin. Bake for about 10 minutes, or until tops are set.
- Remove and let cool for a few minutes on a wire rack before serving.
Recipe adapted from How Sweet Eats
Each muffin contains 116 calories and 2g of protein