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A birds eye view of 4 chocolate chip muffins on a wire rack.
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4.89 from 26 votes

Healthy Chocolate Muffins

These healthy chocolate muffins are dairy-free and made with whole wheat flour, applesauce and naturally sweetened with maple syrup. They're fudgy, rich, perfectly moist and absolutely delicious.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Breakast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: healthy chocolate muffins
Servings: 12 muffins




  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Place 12 paper or silicone liners in your muffin tin.
  • In a medium mixing bowl combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
    A wooden spoon is mixing together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, crack the eggs and whisk. Add maple syrup, applesauce, milk, oil and vanilla and whisk until combined.
    Eggs being whisked together with maple syrup, apple sauce, milk, oil, and vanilla.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry and whisk together until just combined. Don’t overmix! Fold in the chocolate chips.
    The wet and dry ingredients have been mixed together and chocolate chips have been added to the batter.
  • Pour batter evenly between 12 muffin tins. I used ¼ cup to measure the batter.
    The batter has been poured into the lined muffin tin.
  • Bake for 20-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the muffin comes out clean.
  • Let muffins cool in the tin for about 5 minutes or so, then remove and let cool completely on a wire rack.


Serving: 1muffin | Calories: 187kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 157mg | Potassium: 88mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 10g