Guilt-Free Chocolate Cupcakes

These whole-grain cupcakes are low fat, low sodium, and vegan, too. Indulge in moist, dense, chocolate-laden pleasure with absolutely no guilt!

Serves: 16Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 30 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 16

Ingredients

  • 1⅔ cups white whole-wheat flour
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp. sodium-free baking soda
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • ½ cup semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 2 muffin tins with paper liners and set aside.
  • Place the dry ingredients, except chocolate chips, into a mixing bowl and whisk together. Add the wet ingredients to the pan and mix until combined.
  • Pour batter into the muffin cups, filing rough ⅔ full. Sprinkle chocolate chips evenly over the batter.
  • Place pan on middle rack in oven and bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and place on wire rack to cool. Cool briefly before serving.

Recipe Information

Serves: 16

Ingredients

  • 1⅔ cups white whole-wheat flour
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp. sodium-free baking soda
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • ½ cup semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 2 muffin tins with paper liners and set aside.
  • Place the dry ingredients, except chocolate chips, into a mixing bowl and whisk together. Add the wet ingredients to the pan and mix until combined.
  • Pour batter into the muffin cups, filing rough ⅔ full. Sprinkle chocolate chips evenly over the batter.
  • Place pan on middle rack in oven and bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and place on wire rack to cool. Cool briefly before serving.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories100
Total Fat1.5g
Saturated Fat1g
Cholesterol0mg
Sodium0mg
Total Carbohydrate20g
Dietary Fiber2g
Sugars12g
Protein2g