Vitatops Recipe

Ashton Swank | Something Swanky Updated

Vitatops are just as easy to make at home. Chocolate chunks are just a bonus!

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I ate Chocolate Chunk VitaTop Muffins like it was my job when I was pregnant. And I mean like a full-time, 40-hours-a-week-plus-overtime kind of job.

Oh, how I was very good at that job! Easily a gold-star employee.

If only I had been actually paid to eat chocolate chunk muffins that would have really been ideal. Instead, I was paying a pretty penny for 6 muffins to a box! Yikes!

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So what makes these muffins so great? What's the attraction? Why pay the price for 6 little muffin tops? I suppose it all comes down to the feeling of eating something chocolate and decadent, but something with health benefits.

The muffin tops are low calorie, low fat, and chock full of healthful ingredients. Seems like an impossible combination to recreate at home, right?

Not so! Although I was a little skeptical at the start of the recipe, a few tweaks resulted in a delicious chocolate chunk muffin that's just as delicious and healthful as the store bought version.

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Vitatops Recipe

    15 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups Oat Bran
  • 3 large Egg Whites
  • 3/4 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1 Apple, peeled and diced (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 cup Nonfat Vanilla Yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cream Of Tartar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Baking Soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 cup Boiling Water, hot
  • 1/2 cup Splenda, or sugar
  • 1 cup Chocolate Chips

Directions

  1. Place all ingredients, excluding chocolate chips, into the blender and blend for 2-3 minutes until completely smooth.
  2. Grease a muffin tin and pour 1/4 cup batter into each cup. Top each cup-full of batter with a tablespoon of chocolate chips.
  3. Bake at 350°F for 15 minutes, until an inserted toothpicks comes out clean.
  4. Remove to a wire rack to cool (use a small spatula to loosen muffins from the tin if necessary).

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Author: Ashton Swank
Source: Recipe slightly adapted from: Dashing Dish
Recipe Yields: 15 muffin tops
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 muffin top
Servings Per Recipe 15

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 39
Calories 147

% Daily Value*
7%
Total Fat 5g
10%
  Saturated Fat 2g
8%
Sodium 183mg
9%
Total Carbohydrate 26g
4%
  Dietary Fiber 3g
  Sugars 15g
8%
Protein 4g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
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