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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Chocolate Chip Yogurt Muffins

Chocolate Chip Muffin
Chocolate Chip Yogurt Muffins, my Dearies!

I am going to try my best to keep this post short, as I am busy and there is not much more I can say about these muffins other than the fact that they are utterly delicious with a moist, incredible fluffiness that is just perfect with a hot cup of coffee. These muffins are also cholesterol & trans fat free, and, since vegetable oil is used instead of a solid fat, they are also very low in saturated gunk. All of this and super delicious too!

These treats were inspired by my thoughts about my lovely Ms. Meanie and her chocolate chip trips. What is a chocolate chip trip? I don't know, but it sounds so groovy, doesn't it?! So I made these for a friend who also loves chocolate chips. Cauldron Boy and I ate two for proper inspection, and they were then quickly whisked off to his office on a Marx Foods eco plate. Due to us tasting first with coffee, I am now ordered by he who controls the cauldron to bake more today!

Here is the recipe:
1 1/2 Cups Organic A.P. Flour
1 Tsp. Baking Soda
1/8 Tsp. Salt
1/2 Cup + 1 Tbsp. Organic White Sugar
1/4 Cup Vegetable Oil
1/4 Cup Fat Free Dairy or Vegan Plain Yogurt*
1 Cup Low Fat Milk or Plain Soy Milk
1 Tsp. Red Wine Vinegar
1/2 Tsp. Vanilla Extract
1/2 Cup Dark Vegan Chocolate Chips**

*These muffins are excellent with either dairy milk & yogurt or with vegan soy milk & yogurt. Stonyfield Farm Organic Fat Free Yogurt (plain) is especially wonderful for this recipe!
**I used vegan dark chocolate mini chips.



















Preheat oven to 345 degrees and line a muffin tin with greased muffin cups.

In a bowl, mix the flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt thoroughly. In another bowl, place the oil, yogurt, milk, vinegar & vanilla and whisk till completely mixed. Pour the wet mixture over the dry and very gently mix-do not over mix! Add the chocolate chips in and spoon into muffin cups. Bake for 18-20 minutes for regular size muffin tins. If you are making colossal or large muffins, you may want to double the recipe and up the bake time...




















p.s. Inspired by Jenn of The Leftover Queen, I am going to finish my bag of Organic A.P. Flour and white sugar and try to not buy any more. So this will be one of my last posts using its heavenly white fluffiness (smile).

54 comments:

  1. Stella these look so fluffy and delicious! How lucky for your friend who you made these for :)

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  2. Yummm, yummm, all those chocolate chips. You should definitely move to California, Santa Monica, to be more specific. LOL They look lovely.

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  3. Hi Stella, Looks like a few others got the jump on me in the comment department, oh well I tried!
    These do look very good and your photos of them are really not fair! I guess I'll have to make a batch if I want to fully enjoy your wonderful creation, take care, Patty

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  4. Oh Stella, you surely had me at chocolate. Even if your recipes didn't have a healthy twist to them, I'd still be doubling up the recipe. Colossal just isn't big enough to satisfy my sweet tooth with your cauldron goodies. I don't blame Cauldron Boy for ordering you to make more.

    Nooooo.....no more heavenly white fluffiness? That's ok, I'll always come back just to see what my favorite witch is brewing up. Oh and thank you for always leaving such warm comments on my bloggie. Your comments always bring a smile to my face and lotsa sunshine into my life. You truly are a magical witch.

    Huge hug!
    LeQuan

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  5. Oh, don't worry, you can do lots of good stuff with flours that are good for you!

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  6. Normally I would be afraid to stay too far from my beloved butter, but these muffins look so soft and moist...they're enough to convince me that butter isn't need for everything.

    I love Ms. Meanie's blog too!

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  7. Those look so yummy, and thumbs up about giving up white flour and sugar! There's always white whole wheat for baking, which is whole grain but still has an impressive fluffiness factor :)

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  8. oo fat free yogurt and low fat milk? I think I can eat a whole tray without feeling guilty!

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  9. Oh how lovely these sound! I'm sure that these will become a permanent part of my muffin rotation.

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  10. You sure know a way to my heart stella! These look incredibly yummy and moist! Now all I have to do is try to find vegan yoghurt!

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  11. Stella, lovely and delicious muffins, xx gloria

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  12. Wow, these muffins look so yummie, fluffy and with lots of chocolate chips...like the idea of using yogurt :-)

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  13. Woah, choc chip muffins that are not too bad for you? Quick, where's the print button? And I so adore fluffy muffins (try saying that 3 times fast).

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  14. They look perfectly scrumptious! Great dome. I've never tried a sweet muffin recipe with red wine vinegar in the batter?! Very intriguing!

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  15. Stella, these muffins look insanely GOOD with all the dotted chocolate chips!

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  16. Hmm you did add a lot of chips in those heavenly muffins! It would be hard to just stop at one or two!

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  17. I love muffin, and I just baked a batch of blueberry muffins last night. :)

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  18. I love these muffins and how good they are for you! And I love Ms. Meanie as well...such an awesome cook/baker! I'm so craving muffins now. Need. To. Bake.

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  19. These are calling out for me.
    Awesome work, well done ♥

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  20. Stella

    These look delicious and the added benefit of being vegan is icing on the cake so to speak!

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  21. You don't need to say anything, Stella. The photos do it for you! All those lovely chips!

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  22. Delightful! And look at all of that chocolate, yum:) I can just imagine how moist and wonderful they must be...

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  23. Ooooooooh! I love recipes with yoghurt in 'em! And I would admit that I'd probably use full-fat yoghurt. *GAH*! I know... I know. But I love my yoghurt... lol.
    I've been dreaming of chocolate chip muffins. How did you read my mind so well??? xoxo

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  24. Stella, I'm with you. I don't know what the choc chip trip is but it sounds VERY good! I'm totally all over these muffins if I could. The idea of having it with a cup of coffee is intriguing to me. Plus, they are less fat so I can have as many as i want with guilt free :=)

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  25. hey stella, i am volunteering myself to be your cauldron girl. ha ha ha

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  26. They are beautiful! I just want to bite in them! and the vegan recipe make them healthy!! irrestistible!

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  27. I'm generally not too crazy about muffins (don't know why), but it's an entirely different story once you add the chocolates!

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  28. Looks heavenly! Good luck with the no white flour/sugar adventure! :)

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  29. Oh Stella...they DO sound healthy and they DO look glorious...just look at that moist inside...I love the joghurt in this recipe. We have a pique-nique on Sunday...I thin k this could be something nice non?
    ronelle

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  30. red vinegar in the batter I'm so interested.... testing these muffins with a great cup of coffee, chocolate and coffee go great together..well choclate goes great with anything who am I kidding.. great recipe..I bet they freeze beautifully
    sweetlife

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  31. Hi Stella, How are you?
    I love Muffin and this look so delicate and fluffy... and with chocolate... It's a perfect deligth.
    Love the combination!

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  32. hi Stella

    vinegar, now that sounds interesting! your muffins look incredible, the white crumb really sets off the chocolate chips....Stella have you ever used Carob?
    thanks for sharing another wonderful recipe using great ingredients, you do inspire me!
    Dennis

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  33. Hey Stella! You made me LOL when you said "Chocolate trip sounds so groovy". Wow..that's one word that we don't hear much these days :) Anyway, these choc chip muffins look fabulous. I love that you use all the good stuff in the muffins.

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  34. Love that eco plate! And I'll be very interested to follow your adventures after the last of the white flour and sugar are gone. Good for you!

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  35. Stella, these look dangerous! Heehee, I love the idea of a chocolate chip trip. I think if you take another one you'll have to make it a trip to Belgium, though--chocolate heaven! Thanks for posting this.

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  36. Red wine vinegar...who would have thunk it other than our Stellina. Now, I certainly have to experiment with this as well.
    Those muffins look so incredibly moist. All kinds of nifty flavours are coming to mind. I can't wait to take my chocolate trip with these muffins too ;o)

    Ciao for now and have a fab weekend,
    Claudia

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  37. Dahling Stella - These look absolutely marvellous! I am amazed at how fluffy and light these look and with yogurt no less.

    You do know that you are a witch of your domain?!

    Hugs, Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

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  38. These look wonderful! I'm always game for baked vegan goodies :) Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm happy to have found yours!

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  39. They look so delicious! A yummy treat!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  40. Yay for egg free, chocolate chip loaded muffins!!! ;) These remind of the "crazy" cakes I used to bake when I was 13 or 14 - no eggs, no butter, and with vinegar! Did you ever make one of those? Such fun - more like playing then cooking or baking LOL

    These look so tempting, and I have everything I need, I just might make them this afternoon to have with coffee! Very nice, Stella - thanks for sharing :)

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  41. Witchy Women, 41 comments, I'm thinking you hit the nail on the heal with these! The Pics are beautiful, I can actually smell them as I read the post.
    Did I say I love chocolate?
    Gypsy

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  42. These are perfect ....what a beautiful picture of these delicious muffins... they look great!

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  43. SO fluffy. I would gobble them up with my morning coffee, truly. Yogurt makes everything better, doesn't it?

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  44. They look so good and I could definately have one with my evening cup of espresso. I've been on a guilt trip lately about all the sugar and flour I've been using. It's just worked out that I've done more baking than usual. I am going to make a concerted effort to ditch the white as well. It's not that I dont have and use the other...but I've just been using too much of the white lately.

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  45. Yogurt in baked goods is one of my most favorite things. Along with whiskers on kittens. These look fantastic Stella!

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  46. Stella!!!! Thank you SOOO SOOO much for mentioning me in this post. That is sooo sweet of you! I truly feel honored being mentioned by you. Your blog is so wonderful and I am so glad I found it! It is really always a pleasure to read. Thank you also for your thoughtful comments on my posts. I really appreciate your support. These muffins look AMAZING too. The chocolate chips look like the perfect touch. :) Much love from one food lover to another!!

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  47. I love making muffins for the family...and adding chocolate to anything makes it even better. That's my theory. Can't wait to try this. I'm about to be a very popular mom/wife. Thanks, Stella!

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  48. Stella,
    You're not only wonderfully witchy, you're the queen of devilishly daring ingredients--like the red wine vinegar! I mean, let's face it, you rule the cooking cosmos. We just never know what fabulous concoction you're going to come up with next! ;)

    Jane :)

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  49. Wow Stella! They do look fluffy and fantastic!

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  50. I'm so glad you left a comment on my blog so I could find you and your delicious recipes (and entertaining dialogue!). These muffins...well, they look absolutely divine.

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  51. I'm about to try these, as I stumbled across your blog in a happy accident! All I have is some organic coconut yogurt, but I think it'll do! Thanks for posting. I'll be coming back here to see what else you come up with for sure!

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  52. These look absolutely astounding! I'm going to try them right now to satisfy my comfort food/chocolate chip craving. And your blog is awesome, too!

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