VANILLA CHOCOLATE CHUNK WHOLE GRAIN MUFFINS

If you follow me on Instagram then you saw that earlier this week I received an amazing package of goodies in the mail.

And if you know me at all, it took only about 15 minutes post-receiving that package for me to get in the kitchen and start baking!

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I’d been eyeing the chocolate chunk muffin recipe on the Chobani Kitchen page for a while and I knew immediately that this needed to be the first recipe I went with using my new stash.

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I honestly don’t think I could choose the best part of this recipe.  It’s simple, delicious and healthy, which in my book makes it pretty much perfect.

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They’re also melt-in-your-mouth moist thanks to the yogurt.

OH.  And they have chocolate…

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…so you know… more than worth the 30 total minutes that they take to make from start to finish.

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Vanilla Chocolate Chunk Whole Grain Muffins (from Chobani Kitchens)  

Makes 12 muffins

Note: I more or less followed the Chobani recipe exactly however there were a few tweaks (white whole wheat flour for all-purpose, light brown sugar for dark brown sugar) based on personal preference and simply what I had on hand. 

Ingredients: 

  • 1¼ cup Chobani Vanilla Chocolate Chunk Greek Yogurt
  • 2¼ cup white whole wheat flour (I use Trader Joe’s)
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ⅔ cup packed light brown sugar
  • 6 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons sugar for sprinkling

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 375 F.
  • Prepare a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners or spray with cooking spray.
  • Combine flour, baking powder, soda and salt together in a bowl and set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, combine yogurt, brown sugar, canola oil, eggs, vanilla extract until well mixed.
  • Add dry ingredients to the wet and stir gently until just combined (you don’t want to over-mix as that will make the muffins tough).
  • Using an ice cream scoop, scoop batter into prepared muffin tin and top each with a pinch of sugar.
  • Bake for 16 – 18 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean (make sure to check on them periodically towards the end, all ovens are different and some may cook much faster than others!)

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  • http://www.saywhatyouneedtosayblog.com Lauren

    These look amazing!! Love that Chobani Choc Chunk to eat so I imagine it would be fabulous for baking!

    • Cait

      Oh my gosh – SO good!! :)

  • http://www.sprint2thetable.com Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table

    So pretty! I love the sugar sprinkled on top.

    • Cait

      Totally the best part :)

  • http://rachrachbobach.com Rachel

    These sounds amazing! I’m totally gonna try it :D You always have the best recipes :)

    • Cait

      Aw thank you! I owe this one completely to the amazing folks at Chobani – they definitely know what they’re doing over there! :) Let me know what you think if you try them!

  • http://www.snacktherapy.com Carly @ Snack Therapy

    I always forget about muffins as a snack. I don’t think I’ve had on in at least 5 years! I need to whip a batch up sometime in the near-ish future. These look like a great place to start!

    • Cait

      These are definitely the ones to break that 5-year stretch! SO good and they make an awesome snack, breakfast and even dessert!

  • http://www.thenondairyqueen.com/ Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen)

    These look perfect! Yogurt always makes baked good even better! Looks like the perfect way to wake up…warm muffins, chocolate and coffee!

    • Cait

      Agreed! There are VERY few things in life (if any!) that are better than warm muffins, chocolate and coffee! :)

  • http://talkless-saymore.com/ Katie @ Talk Less, Say More

    I love the people at Chobani! And I love Chobani. And I pretty much love anything with Chobani in it! ;)

    • Cait

      Me too! And agreed – an AMAZING company filled with awesome people :)

  • http://www.itzyskitchen.com Erica

    Totally making these

    • Cait

      They’re SO good!

  • http://www.nutritionnutontherun.com Hillary | Nutrition Nut on the Run

    nom nom. these would be lovely with a vanilla latte, no?

    love the photos.

    happy monday!

    • Cait

      Oh my gosh – they most definitely would! And thanks Hillary, you too :)

  • http://facebook.com/chobani Chobani

    Nailed it! You make it look easy and oh-so-delicious. We’re tempted to whip up a batch of these bad boys after work tonight!

    Amy
    @Chobani

    • Cait

      Aw thanks Amy! And I HIGHLY encourage whipping up a batch – they’re almost gone over here…need to make more myself!! :)

  • http://www.liztiptopshape.wordpress.com Liz @ Tip Top Shape

    Love this recipe! I wish I could make it immediately!!

    • Cait

      I wish you could too!!

  • http://www.yesiwantcake.com Katie

    girlFRIEND. Your pictures are amazing! I want to bite my computer screen! Do you use photoshop or something else to edit them? I’m drooling.

    • Cait

      Nope – just some really good natural light! I got lucky :)

      The only thing I used photoshop for was the print on the first picture. Glad you liked them friend!

  • http://RDexposed.com Molly @ RDexposed

    Send some of these my way. I never seem to have the time or energy to bake!

    • Cait

      Haha – my pleasure! I always bake way too much and never have enough meals/snacks in the day to eat them all :)

  • http://bekcraved.com Bek @ Crave

    Chobani is the best! These look mighty good :)

    • Cait

      That they were :)

  • Efthimia

    Looks yummy! Like the addition of the yogurt.

    • Cait

      Thanks!

  • http://lovesweatbeers.com Tiff @ Love, Sweat, & Beers

    Mmmm, I could go for a muffin about now. Actually, I could always go for a muffin. :)

    • Cait

      You and me both!! :)