June 6, 2013

Chocolate Greek Yogurt Muffins

Chocolate Greek Yogurt Muffins

When my mother came to visit a couple of weeks ago she brought some lightened up breakfast muffins. She knows I am working on getting the old bod back in shape but also understands I need to indulge in a touch of sweetness now and then. She came up with this recipe when she accidentally picked up a giant container of chocolate Greek yogurt during a hasty grocery shopping trip and needed to use it up.

Knowing how much I love baked goods made with yogurt, she whipped up this health snack and brought them to me enjoy. I immediately popped a half dozen in the freezer for later and ate up the remaining six over the course of a week. They were not-too-sweet with just the right amount of chocolate, and they didn’t sit in my stomach after eating. I’ll definitely be putting these on the list for lightened up sweet treats for this summer!

Recipe

Chocolate Greek Yogurt Muffins

Ingredients

2 large eggs
½ cup butter, melted and cooled
¼ cup dark brown sugar
1 cup chocolate Greek yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
¼ cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda

Instructions

1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a 12-cup muffin tin and set aside.

2. In a large bowl whisk together the eggs, melted butter, sugar, yogurt, and vanilla until smooth. In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and baking soda. Fold the flour mixture until the wet ingredients until smooth and the flour is no longer visible.

3. Fill each muffin cup about ½ full and bake for 18 – 20 minutes, or until the tops spring back when touched. Allow to cool slightly before serving

Naptime Notes

Naptime Recipe Serving ideas

These muffins are not as sweet as regular muffins. They have a light, tangy chocolate flavor and are fairly dense. I think next time I might add a little wheat germ for an extra kick of protein! If you want a little more sweetness try adding a little raw sugar to the tops before baking.

Naptime Stopwatch

10 minutes to prepare, 18 minutes cook time

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  • tricia

    could you make these with any flavoured yogurt and omit the cocoa?

    • KelseyTheNaptimeChef

      Hi Tricia,

      I don’t think the muffins would be quite as chocolately, but they would still taste great!

  • Christine Mayfield

    I will definitely have to try this. But I think I am going to use vanilla yogurt since I already have it and am too lazy to head to the store =)

  • Heathbar

    I made these yesterday, but did not have chocolate yogurt. I added a teeny bit more cocoa but they were a bit bland. Would probably need to add a bit of melted chocolate to sub for the chocolate in the yogurt. Chocolate yogurt isn’t something I usually have. I ate some plain and had a couple today with vanilla ice cream. I have been making lemon scones with plain yogurt which are really delicious. Ever tried those?

    • KelseyTheNaptimeChef

      Hi! No, I’ve never tried the scones but they sound wonderful. Yes, these are not a super chocolatey rich muffin, more a hint of chocolate – just enough to hit the spot without being too cake-like!

      • Heathbar

        I think these might be nice with a teaspoonful of almond essence, as well as the vanilla, or instead of. And/or possibly the addition of almond flour instead of some of the regular flour.

  • Moira

    These look delicious! I’ll have to track down some chocolate Greek Yogurt though…is it pretty common in most stores?

    • KelseyTheNaptimeChef

      Hi Moira – Yes, we see it around pretty frequently!

      • Moira

        Thanks! We live out in the sticks at the moment, so sometimes it’s hard to figure out what is an unusual ingredient and what is just not carried around here. I’ll put this on my list for our next trip to the “big city” :)