Healthy Chocolate Chip Muffins

4.8 from 12 reviews

These Healthy Chocolate Chip Muffins are bakery style, moist and healthy muffins with lots of mini chocolate chips that will disappear in seconds. So good and wholesome!

  • Author: Olena of
  • Prep Time: 7 minutes
  • Cook Time: 18 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 12 muffins 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: North American


  • 1 egg, large
  • 1 cup regular or Greek yogurt, plain (2%+ fat)
  • 1/4 cup avocado oil or any mild tasting
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup or honey
  • 1/2 cup any milk (I used unsweetened almond)
  • 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp baking powder, aluminum free
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 2 1/3 cups whole wheat or spelt flour
  • 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips
  • Cooking spray (I use Misto)


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F and spray non-stick 12 muffin tin with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk the egg for 10 seconds.
  3. Add yogurt, oil, maple syrup, milk, vanilla, baking powder + soda, and whisk to combine.
  4. Add flour and gently stir until well incorporated (batter will be thick). Do not over mix otherwise muffins will be tough.
  5. Add chocolate chips and give a few more gentle stirs.
  6. Using an ice cream scoop, divide batter between 12 openings.
  7. Bake for 7 minutes in preheated to 425 degrees F oven.
  8. Reduce heat to 375 degrees F (no need to wait for oven to cool off) and bake for another 10-11 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean.
  9. Remove from the oven, let muffins cool for about 5 minutes and transfer to a cooling rack to cool off completely.

Store: Store in a cool dry place for up to 3-4 days or freeze for up to 3 months.


  • For all purpose flour, use 1 cup of white flour for every 3/4 cup of whole wheat flour that recipe calls for.
  • Please avoid 0% yogurt, muffins won’t be as moist. Spend your time finding whole milk plain yogurt and buy it from now on. So much healthier than non-fat.
  • No chocolate chips? If you have a chocolate bar, chop it into chunks.
  • Pumpkin: Substitute 1 cup yogurt with 1 cup pumpkin puree for pumpkin chocolate chip muffins (we love this bread too).
  • Banana: Substitute 1 cup yogurt with 1 cup mashed banana for banana chocolate chip muffins.

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