Chocolate Chip Muffin Bites Made with Yogurt

Muffin Bites

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?

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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
1 egg
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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9 Comments:

Never liked yogurt on its own but I love what it does for baked goods!

on March 18, 2015

Lisa, thank you so much for introducing me to Siggi'd skyr yogurt. I have to drive up to Virgina Beach from Elizabeth City, NC - but it is so worth it!!

on March 18, 2015

I see only to store for one day. I understand with the yogurt but could you freeze them and remove a serving? Thanks

on March 18, 2015

These look great! I love trying your recipes. Is there a way to substitute honey for the powdered sugar. Is there any natural sweetener that would be lower on the glycemic index?

on March 18, 2015

These sound great! @ Sharon: Xyletol is a natural sweetener from birch trees and is low-glycemic (my nutritionist recommended it to me). I find it works quite well as a sugar substitute. Also good for the teeth! It can have a mild laxative effect for some people, though, so I'd start out with 1/2 sugar, 1/2 Xyletol and go from there. I put it in my coffee grinder if I want a powdered-sugar consistency.

on March 18, 2015

The description "a small ball" doesn't help much. The size of a quarter,dime or nickel would help more.

on March 18, 2015

I'm not a baker, but I'd like to try these, I don't like Yogurt however. Can I use coconut oil instead? Anyone else here know?

on March 19, 2015

I can not have sugar, but I still like cookies. I made these cookies with Truvia. I mixed all the wet ingredients and the Truvia. Next I mixed the dry. Then I added the wet to the dry. I did not powder the Truvia. The cookies turned out great.

Next batch I want to try cranberries and orange.

on March 19, 2015

These are fantastic! I used Natvia (natural sweetener available here in Australia made from Stevie) and used chopped dried apricots , sultanas and sunflower seeds - they turned out kind of like rock cakes. The kids loved them! Will definitely make again.

on April 3, 2015


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