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May 08

Oatmeal Applesauce Muffins with Chocolate Chips


I was so excited when I came home from work yesterday because my chocolate chips came in the mail.

Chocolate always gets me excited. But this chocolate is special. It’s supposed to be better for you. So since I am not going to give up chocolate I will at least try to choose healthier options. Wasn’t sure what it was going to taste like. I was pleasantly surprised. The chips have a rich flavor and a creamy chocolate texture. You can go here to read more about them. I was introduced to them by Laura @ Heavenly Homemaker. I was also excited because I was given a code that I am able to share with my friends and family offering you $5.00 off your first order. They also offer free shipping on orders over $20.00. The price is very comparable to what you would pay for regular chocolate chips in the grocery store. These chocolate chips are:

  • Dairy, Nut & Soy Free
  • Allergy Friendly – Free of the 8 Common Allergens
  • Certified Gluten-Free
  • Vegan

Made of evaporated cane juice, natural chocolate liquor (non-alcoholic), non-dairy cocoa butter. They are also made in a dedicated nut and gluten-free facility.

If you are interested in placing an order you can use my special coupon code VAY484. After you place your first order you will be given your own special coupon code for $5.00 off to share with your family and friends like I am doing with you. I am so excited to able to still enjoy chocolate chips but in a healthier way.

Katie and I looked for something to put the chips in and I found a recipe at A Taste of Home  that I adapted or made healthy ;) These muffins freeze well. I take them out one at a time as needed. They defrost in minutes or pop in microwave or toaster oven to warm up.

Before Katie and I could do anything we needed to mill some wheat berries. She’s getting to be quite the expert.

Here’s what we decided to make:
Whole Wheat Oatmeal Applesauce Chocolate Chip Muffins
 1/2 cup butter softened
3/4 cup sucanat or brown sugar
1 egg
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp sea salt
3/4 cup applesauce, I used my homemade
1 cup oats, I used whole grain organic quick oats
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
In a large bowl cream butter and sugar.

Beat in egg.

In another bowl mix flour, baking powder and baking soda.

Add dry ingredients alternately with the applesauce to the creamed sugar and butter.

Mix in oatmeal.

 Mix in chocolate chips. I used Enjoy life chococlate chips.


Preheat oven to 350 F. Fill greased or paper lined muffin tins 2/3 full. Bake for 22 – 25 minutes.

Cool on wire rack.

They turned out great. One thing I love about using whole grains it that they fill you up and they stick with you. I feel more satisfied when I eat whole grains. Never thought I would say that, but it’s been my experience so far. Have you had the same experience?

Shared at: Frugally Sustainable, Linda’s Lunacy , Lady Behind the Curtain , We are That Family , Kelly the Kitchen Kop , Our Simple farm , The Sassy Life , Momnivore’s Dilemma , Bear Rabbit Bear , Miz Helen’s Country Cottage , It’s a Keeper , Life as Mom , Raising Mighty Arrows , Simple Lives Thurday , My Turn for Us , Happy Hour Projects , The Frugal Girls , Not Just a Housewife , Create with Joy , Michelle’s Tasty Creations , Food Renegade , Little Becky Homecky  , Rattlebridge Farm , Be Different Act Normal , Too Much  ,Time , Flamingo Toes , Addicted to Recipes  The Tablescaper , I Heart Nap Time . A Pinch of Joy , Like a Mustard Seed , Money Saving Mom , Talking Dollars and Cents . Talking Dollars and Cents , Pamela’s Heavenly Treats , Mom’s Test Kitchen

 

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  1. lisa

    I was just googling oatmeal applecause recipes the other day for a “healthy” snack. This is great!

    1. Diane

      They were so good! Glad you popped in :)

  2. Kendra

    I love whole grains! And I agree with you, they do tend to fill you up better. Recently my favorite breakfast has been a piece of A Millies 15 grain bread toasted with peanut butter.

    1. Diane

      That sounds really good. I love peanut butter :)

  3. Katie @ Little Becky Homecky

    OMG Diane! These look soo good! Thanks for linking it up to Fantabulous Friday @ Little Becky Homecky!!

  4. Michelle

    Diane, These look amazing! I love that they use whole grains. I’m always trying to get more into the kiddos. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday this week. I can’t wait to see what you link up next week. Have a wonderful weekend.

    Michelle

  5. Miz Helen

    Oh my,
    Those muffins are amazing! Sure wish I had one to go with my afternoon tea. Hope you have a Very Special Week End and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  6. Evelyn

    Thank you for linking up to Freedom Fridays! You always find the most amazing deals:) See you next week (and on Tuesday when I will be linking up to your Party)

    1. Diane

      Thank sEvelyn I look forward to seeing what you share next week!

  7. Melanie

    These look amazing!! Thanks for linking to Things I’ve Done Thursday!

  8. Alexandra

    These look great! Thanks for sharing the recipe at Talking Dollars and Cents.

  9. ang paris

    MMMM looks delish! Linking up worth you this morning from Heavenly Treats Sunday :) Would love for you to stop by my site at jugglingactmama.blogspot.com
    Have a great weekend!

  10. Jaime @ Mom's Test Kitchen

    Thank you so much for sharing this recipe at Mom’s Test Meal Mondays! I know my little rugrat would love these!!

    I hope you’ll join me next week as we share our favorite chicken recipes!!

  11. Kirstin

    I am truly grateful to God for this recipe! It is sooo delicious! I have made these muffins twice since finding it and both times have enjoyed them so much! I baked mine for only 20 minutes and they came out perfect! Crispy on the outside and perfectly cooked through and moist on the inside. They are so so tasty I know that I will make these many many more times! I truly appreciate you sharing this recipe! It is sure a blessing to my husband and I!

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