Mint Chocolate Chip Muffins

Hi Everyone,

Since St. Patty’s day is just about here, I thought I would share a green, minty recipe just for you!  I was inspired to make this recipe because my Husband LOVES mint chocolate chip cookies, so I thought why not turn it into a muffin?  After all mint and chocolate in bread form must be amazing!  You know what?  Yes it is!
Mint Chocolate Chip Muffins
If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen a green colored muffin with what my Husband calls a muffin with boobies. Well this is the same recipe with a little modification. I have a little lump in the middle, but nothing like the boobie muffins. lol These muffins turned out amazing! Light, buttery, minty and of course chocolaty. Just amazing! I was pretty impressed by these bad boys and my Husband just loved them. They didn’t last in my house at all.
Mint Chocolate Chip Muffins
They are super easy to make too! I made it the traditional muffin way, but added some vanilla greek yogurt for a little protein boost and to give it moisture. In compared to my first muffins, I used melted butter in these muffins. The other ones I used oil. I like the butter flavor so much better and the texture is so much lighter, and fluffier. I have to say butter in muffins is the way to go!!
Mint Chocolate Chip Muffins

Mint Chocolate Chip Muffins
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 14 Muffins
  • Serving size: 1 Muffin
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A light, fluffy green colored muffin with the flavor of mint and sweet chunks of chocolate chips.
Ingredients
  • 4 tbsp. butter, melted
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 egg or ¼ cup egg substitute
  • 6 oz vanilla yogurt
  • ½ tsp. mint extract
  • ⅔ cup + 1 tbsp. milk, non fat or milk of choice
  • 4 drops green food coloring
  • 1½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Line a muffin tin with liners and lightly spray with cooking spray. (I didn't use any liners in my recipe)
  3. In a bowl, add butter, sugar and egg; mix until well combined. Add yogurt and mint extract; mix until combined. Stir in the milk and green food coloring.
  4. Add the flour baking soda, baking powder and salt to batter; and just mix until combined. Do not over mix!
  5. Fold in chocolate chips
  6. Evenly fill muffin tins with batter. Bake in oven for 13-15 minutes until toothpick inserted in the center of the muffins come out clean. Let muffins cool for 10 minutes in pan and place onto a cooling rack.
Notes
Calories per muffin: 143, Fat: 6, Cholesterol: 10, Sodium: 166, Potassium: 50, Carbs: 20, Fiber: .04, Sugar: 9, Protein: 3

Mint Chocolate Chip Muffins
I will tell you there is nothing like waking up to a soft, fluffy muffin fresh out of the oven. Oh and the smell of muffins baking! Oh my gosh I love it! I am so glad I don’t work in a bakery. I would probably eat just about every muffin out of the oven. *DROOLING*

Well my Friends, that is it for me! Have a super wonderful day!

Toodles,

Jennifer

Comments

  1. These look delicious- I love the colours!
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  2. These muffins are soooo pretty!!! I love that green color-and they look delish!
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  3. Oh yum! I have a serious addiction to all things mint. With chocolate…. mmmm!! Thanks for the recipe.
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  4. I’m such a green girl, I love just looking at these. I like that you call them muffins but they sound a bit more like dessert to me. Calling them muffins would make it much more legal to eat them for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks ……… anytime!
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  5. What a fun muffin idea!
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  6. These sound just lovely!
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  7. they look yummy!
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  8. Stephanie says:

    This looks just perfect to take to work tomorrow for St. Patrick’s Day!

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