We love muffins, pastries and cookies and always looking for ways to satisfy our sweet tooth without all the added sugar. If you are looking for a muffin treat that is protein packed and low in sugar, this Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffin recipe is for you.
- 3 Cups of rolled oats
- ½ Cup of oatmeal flour
- 2 Eggs
- ½ Cup of unsweetened apple sauce
- ½ Cup of creamy, unsalted almond butter
- ¼ to ½ Cup of oat-milk (or any milk of your preference)
- 2 Teaspoons of vanilla extract
- 2 Teaspoons of baking powder
- 2 Teaspoons of baking soda
- 2 Teaspoons of cinnamon
- 1 Teaspoon of salt
- Mini chocolate chips (I used dark chocolate, but you can use whatever type you like and add as many as you like!)
- 1 Tablespoon of sugar – optional (A little sugar makes muffins taste mild, not sweet)
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and grease a muffin baking sheet with your choice of oil or butter. I used coconut oil for this recipe.
First, combine all your dry ingredients (except for chocolate chips) in medium size bowl. Mix thoroughly.
In a smaller bowl, add your eggs (room temperature is best, but I used the eggs right out of the fridge), vanilla extract, apple sauce, and almond butter. Combine these well but hold off on the milk…for now.
Next, fold the wet ingredients into your dry ingredients in the medium size bowl. Begin to add your milk of choice until your batter is nice and wet, but not too runny.
Lastly, add your chocolate chips until fully integrated into your batter.
Drop your batter into each of the muffin tin using a spoon. I like to start with about half of the tins full and then go back to fill them, so my muffins are nice and even when baking. It’s also a lot less messy.
Bake your muffins for about 20-25 minutes or until you notice a golden hue around the top or edges. Once baked, set the muffins on a cooling rack for about 5-10 mins.
This recipe will make about 12 – 14 muffins. Because they are low in sugar, they are great served warm with a little jam or butter and your favorite cup of coffee or tea. Hmm….
A Note on Sugar and Customizing Your Ingredients:
If you like your muffins a little bit more on the sweeter side, we recommend using ¼ cup of sugar instead of the 1 tablespoon like I did. Other sugar options include using ½ cup of coconut palm sugar, or top off your muffins with some granulated sugar.
If you prefer moister muffins add a ½ cup of plain Greek yogurt instead of (or in addition to) the apple sauce. This may mean you require less milk for the recipe.
For added texture, we recommend adding ½ cup of unsweetened desiccated coconut flakes or some sliced almonds to top the muffins.
Don’t be afraid to play around with your recipe. Have an overripe banana sitting around? Mash it up and add it to your batter for extra natural sweetness, or replace your chocolate chips with your favorite berry… Yum…the possibilities…
Prep Time: About 5-10 minutes.
Cook Time: 20-25 minutes.