Chocolate is not my favorite. I don’t think anybody who reads this blog will be shocked by this. But I do enjoy a VitaTop from time to time, so when I stumbled across this recipe for knock-offs I had to give it a shot.
Here's the recipe:
1 ¾ cup oats
3 egg whites
¾ cup unsweetened cocoa
½ cup unsweetened applesauce
1 tsp. vanilla extract
½ cup plain Greek yogurt (or regular plain low fat yogurt)
½ tsp cream of tartar (or 1-1/2 Tbsp. vinegar)
1 ½ tsp. baking powder
1 ½ tsp. baking soda
¼ tsp. salt
1 cup hot water
1 cup sugar substitute (like Splenda granular) OR 1/4 cup + 2 tbs stevia
½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (or use white chocolate or peanut butter chips!)
Combine all of the ingredients (except the chocolate chips) in a food processor and blend until well-mixed, then fold in the chocolate chips. Scoop into 12 paper-lined muffin cups and bake at 350 for approximately 15 minutes.
(No, I don't have a picture after they were baked . . . blogger FAIL).
Be warned: after about 48 hours, these muffins start to get a little boozy-tasting. Not a bad thing, but I recommend freezing them if you can’t chow down on 12 muffins in 2 days.
Speaking of boozy . . .
You have to be a little boozy to wear these, right? Or to even want them on any level? They are ridiculous. They also look like something a bride would wear on Four Weddings and expect everybody to love and give her high marks for.
I may watch too much TV.