Orange Chocolate Chip Muffins

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup cake flour
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup light domino sugar & stevia blend for baking
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp orange zest
  • 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips
For topping:
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 brown sugar, not packed
  • 2 TBS light domino sugar & stevia blend for baking
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, cold and cut into small pieces
Preheat oven to 400 degrees, line a muffin tray with liners.
In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.
In a larger bowl, combine the applesauce, sugar/ stevia blend, eggs, and orange zest.
Add the milk and make sure all ingredients are combined well.
Take a small bowl and pour your chocolate chips in it along with a few big spoonfuls of your dry mixture, stir around to coat the chocolate chips in flour mixture.  This prevents them from sinking to the bottom when you add them to the batter.  
Now slowly pour your dry mix into your wet mix, stir to combine.  Add your chocolate chip mixture and stir until all the flour is mixed in.
Divide your batter evenly into muffin liners and set aside.

In a small bowl, combine the ingredients for topping and use a fork or your hands to mix everything and break up the butter into small pieces.

Scatter topping evenly over the muffin batter.
  Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Makes 15 large muffins.
Nutritional Facts: (per muffin)  183 cals, 7 g fat, 26 g sodium, 15 g sugar, 4 g protein.
Recipe adapted from Laura in the Kitchen


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