Monday. It’s HERE! And apparently it’s September tomorrow so on goes the oven!

Mini Coconut Oil Chocolate Chip Muffins

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.

Mini Coconut Oil Chocolate Chip Muffins

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.

Mini Coconut Oil Chocolate Chip Muffins

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.

Mini Coconut Oil Chocolate Chip Muffins

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.

Mini Coconut Oil Chocolate Chip Muffins

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?

Mini Coconut Oil Chocolate Chip Muffins

So, away I go!! With a giant Ziplock of these muffins. Yum!

Mini Coconut Oil Chocolate Chip Muffins

Mini Coconut Oil Chocolate Chip Muffins

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 24 mini muffins


  • 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


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a mini muffin tin with baking spray and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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

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12 Responses to Mini Coconut Oil Chocolate Chip Muffins

  1. Gina says:

    Those look fabulous! I’ll just have to give them a try. 🙂

  2. I agree that anything homemade containing chocolate is definitely a winner. I totally need to make these muffins!

  3. Mmm these look awesome! And I bet the coconut oil gives them a really nice texture as well 🙂 Happy trippin’! xx

  4. I love road trips! Except this one time my family decided it would be fun to drive from Texas to Canada… that was a long trip. Too long, anyway these muffins look great.

  5. These look great! I think I need to make these for work snacks tonight so I avoid the cookie jar which always sucks me in even with the dry (kinda stale) shortbread :/

  6. Joanne says:

    I seriously do my best baking work to the tunes of Britney and N’SYNC. So TOTALLY GET IT. Also, if I don’t have one of these for breakfast tomorrow, I might scream!

  7. Not only are these muffins totally adorable, I’m loving the coconut oil! Delicious 🙂

  8. Kathryn says:

    These are the perfect road trip snacks!

  9. whitney says:

    These look delicious! I’m not a huge baker, but these seem simple enough to figure out. Thanks for sharing – hope the road trip went well!

  10. nicole viren says:


    Would you happen to have the carbohydrate counts on these muffins, I need it for my daughter who is diabetic. Thanks

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