Are you the type of person that can’t resist when a moist piece of chocolate cake is staring you right in the eye?
Welcome to my world.
Having a baking blog comes with its own set of health risks. If I make a strawberry cake for my blog, that very same cake sits in my kitchen for a week until I have finished it off—with Matt’s help of course. This is why I always try to have friends or coworkers that I can pawn my baked goods off on, lest my waistline be spared a few hundred calories. But more often than not, I find a reason to keep [insert name of delicious baked good] in the apartment for a few days so that I can enjoy it. The result is my eating way more than I intended. In this post, I’m sharing one of my best kept secrets.
What would you do if I would you there was a muffin that was only 100 calories that also tasted delicious?!
I’m not pulling on your heart strings. I was introduced to the world of Vita-Muffins about a year ago, and I became hooked. When I found out they had their own package mix that you can buy off of Amazon, I knew I’d died and gone to heaven. Now this post is hardly meant to be a promotional product review, but that’s sort of what it has become. By just adding egg whites and water you instantly have 12 portion sized muffins that you can store in the freezer for the moment that you need a chocolate fix. These muffins are a lifesaver for me. No they aren’t as tasty as a samoa cookie, but they still do a pretty good job of satisfying my sweet tooth.
100 Calorie Chocolate Muffins
1 package Vita Muffin mix
3 large egg whites
1 1/4 cup water
1/4 cup walnuts or chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 400 F. Line a standard 12 cup muffin pan with paper or aluminum baking cups. Combine VitaMuffin Mix with egg whites and water. Blend well. Scoop about 3 tablespoons of batter into each baking cup. For topping, evenly distribute 1/4 cup of chocolate chips. Bake for 23-27 minutes, or until firm.
Heather’s Helpful Hints
These are so foolproof I feel guilty offering any advice. Just be careful not to over-mix the batter or it will become tough.