Chocolate Chip Muffin Bites Made with Yogurt
March 18, 2015 9 Comments
I want to call these cookies but I can’t bring myself to do it. They do LOOK like cookies.
These “muffin bites” are too fluffy to be a true cookie by my estimation. Cookies are supposed to crunch. These are fluffy – which is a good thing – but they aren’t cookies.
Why no crunch? The recipe doesn’t use a key cookie ingredient – butter. Instead of butter, I used yogurt which isn’t a bad idea. You end up using less fat and still turning out a tasty confection.
My kids liked these and didn’t notice that they are lighter cookies. I also liked these but not so much that I wanted to eat all of them myself (probably a good thing).
You can use whatever plain yogurt you have on hand (Greek is a good choice).
Have you tried to make cookies with plain yogurt?
Chocolate Chip Muffin Bites Recipe
Makes 24 muffin bites
1 ¼ cup white whole-wheat flour
¾ cup powdered sugar
½ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup plain yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup chocolate chips
Heat oven to 350 F. Mix flour, powdered sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Add egg, yogurt, and vanilla and mix. It may take some mixing to get to a cookie batter consistency but do not give up! Fold in chocolate chips.
Drop small balls of batter onto parchment paper or silicon baking mats . Bake for 15 minutes or until slightly browned. Store in an air-tight container for one day.
One cookie is 79 calories, 2.0 g fat, 1.1 g saturated fat, 14.3 g carbohydrates, 8.3 g sugar, 2.0 g protein, 0.8 g fiber, 39 mg sodium, 2 Points+
Points values are calculated by Snack Girl and are provided for information only.
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