Cranberry Chocolate Muffins
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A grab-and-go muffin that will fill you up and leave you ready to face the day on those busy mornings. Each muffin is only 176 calories and 15.4 grams of sugar!
Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Serves: 1 dozen muffins
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 packet Rich Milk Chocolate Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Powder
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp coconut oil
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ½ cup 1% milk
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • ¼ cup Mini Semi Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  1. Preheat the over to 350ºF.
  2. I mixed my muffins up in my stand mixer so I just combined everything all at once and let it mix for three minutes.Cranberry Chocolate Muffins made with Carnation Breakfast Essentials Ingredients
  3. If you don't have a stand mixer, start by mixing together the flour, oats, soda, Carnation Breakfast Essentials® powder, and the cocoa powder in a large bowl.
  4. Add in the coconut oil, eggs, applesauce and milk.
  5. Add the cranberries and mix until well combined.
  6. Line a muffin tin with paper liners and lightly spray the liners. Fill the liners ¾ of the way full. Cranberry Chocolate Muffins made with Carnation Breakfast Essentials in Muffin Tins
  7. Top each muffin with about a tablespoon of Mini Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels. Cranberry Chocolate Muffins made with Carnation Breakfast Essentials Garnished with Chocolate Chips
  8. Bake in preheated oven for 15-20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the middle of the cupcakes.
  9. When cupcakes are done, remove from oven, cool 5 minutes and remove from the muffin pan. Cranberry Chocolate Muffins made with Carnation Breakfast Essentials Baked Muffins
  10. Cool on wire rack.
In place of cocoa powder, you can add another packet of Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Rich Chocolate Powder. It's still only 185 calories and 17g of sugar!

You can soak the rolled oats in the milk for 5-10 minutes to make them softer and not as dry. The oats will also soften if you store the muffins in a sealed container for at least 12 hours before you eat them.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 muffin Calories: 176 Fat: 4g Saturated fat: 2.1g Carbohydrates: 31.2g Sugar: 15.4g Sodium: 127mg Fiber: 2.7g Protein: 4.2g Cholesterol: 28 mg
Recipe by While He Was Napping at