Super Skinny Chocolate Muffins {copycat Vitatops}

If ya don’t like chocolate, you’re at the wrong place today (and uhhh, how are we friends? Just kidding.) I know there are some people who just don’t care for chocolate. Some of these people even share my same genetic pool. I truly don’t understand it. Anyway…these are for the chocolate fans out there. Especially the chocolate fans who loooove chocolate, but don’t necessarily care to wear their fat pants on a daily basis. These be some skinny muffins. Pinky swear.
and yes, I ate both of these as soon as I took the picture.
Super Skinny Chocolate Muffins {copycat Vita Tops}
  • 1 3/4 cups old fashioned oats
  • 3 egg whites
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa (I used Hershey’s Dark)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce (I used cinnamon, b/c it’s all we had!)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt (or regular plain yogurt)
  • 1-1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1-1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup hot water (I think coffee could be used here too)
  • 1/2 cup sugar or sugar substitute (I used half Splenda and half xylitol) Update: I prefer to use half stevia or xylitol and half real sugar. 
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Spray a 12 cup muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray (or use cupcake liners).
  • Using a food processor (or a blender), blend all of the ingredients together except for the chocolate chips. Blend until oats are ground and mixture is smooth. (Note: grinding oats first, before adding other ingredients may make it easier to get a smooth consistency. I still had a few pieces of oats, but I was fine with that.)
  • Pour mixture into prepared muffin pans. These aren’t going to rise a lot, so you can fill them pretty full for larger muffins, or about half to 2/3rds for the traditional VitaTop look. Add a few chocolate chips to each muffin cup (about half of them) to ensure each muffin has chips in it. (If you add them to the batter bowl, they all just sink to the bottom.) The other half of the chips will be added to the tops in the next step. If you don’t want any on top, add them all now.
  • Place muffin tins in the oven for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, remove from oven and distribute the other half of the chocolate chips on top of each muffin. This just makes them look all pretty and like VitaTops.
  • Place the muffins back into the oven and bake for an additional 2-5 minutes (mine took 5-7), or until a toothpick comes out clean.


 We got 12 decent sized muffins for 3 points plus each. I think next time I will make them smaller. I haven’t had Vita Top muffins in a while, but from what I remember, these are pretty darn close. I thought they were good, and my kids thought they were okay, but not great…but they don’t have to worry about fat pants and 41 year old metabolisms. ugh. This recipe also does not contain flour, so I’m assuming could easily be made gluten free.

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20 thoughts on “Super Skinny Chocolate Muffins {copycat Vitatops}

  1. Mmm, I think I have everything at home to make these!

    Also, I finally got the ice cream coupons over the weekend and thank you! I had no idea there were so many! We're gonna be pigging out for weeks! 🙂

  2. As long as there is chocolate involved in the mix It's All Good!!! but if they are skinny, well…now that really takes them to a next level! Very ingenious the use of substitutions to like splenda and applesauce to give the sweetness and airiness! Thanks for sharing at the Fluster Buster Party, I'm your co host for today! have a great day Kim, Lizy

  3. Wow! These look so delicious and right now I am craving.I am tempted to try this ASAP..Thanks for sharing.

  4. I don't trust people who don't like chocolate. Kidding… kind of. 🙂 Can't wait to try this out. It reminds me of my Strawberry Banana Bread. I swap Greek yogurt and applesauce as well but I usually throw in avocados. Thanks for sharing! Stop by my Friday's Five Features and link up this post (and others)!

  5. These look divine! I can't wait to try them. Pinning to my breakfast food board too. I'm visiting from the Pinworthy Projects Party at Just Us Four.

    Christy @

  6. Yes, people who don't like chocolate are a little sketchy. haha (My sister is not a big fan, she claims I got ALL the chocolate love genes in the family!)

  7. My daughter loves those muffin tops but they ain't cheap. these look so much better. Thanks for sharing them with us on foodie friday.

  8. Haha! Thanks for stopping by DIY Vintage Chic’s Friday’s Five Features and Fun Festivities. Don’t forget to stop back by this Friday!

  9. Oh yeah….you're talking my language with these little gems. I love the dark chocolate…& all the ways you made them lighter, and they look fabulous. Thank you so much for sharing at Weekend Potluck. =)

  10. Sorry I'm late in responding but congrats! You were featured on Friday’s Five Features over on DIY Vintage Chic. Stop by and grab yourself a button!

    1. Mine actually came from Lady’s Little Loves. The link is under the recipe (because I always credit my source). She got it from a site that’s no longer there & where they got it from, who knows! It’s been around quite a while. I need to make them again!

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