Vegan Recipe Shares: Kinda-Healthy Orange Chocolate Chip Muffins

It is not often that one finds oneself asking the question, “What in the world am I going to do with these chocolate chips?” The question seems almost rhetorical…I mean, it is chocolate after all…

But that question led to these extremely yummy Kinda-Healthy Orange Chocolate Chip Muffins. There is no oil or cane sugar besides what is in the chips, and about half the flour is whole grain. You also get lots of fun vitamin C, and maple syrup has a pretty respectable (for a sweetener) nutrient profile. Fun!

Kinda-Healthy Orange Chocolate Chip Muffins
– Makes 12 muffins.
Ingredients:
1 cup whole-wheat flour
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
Zest of one small orange
Juice of one small orange
1 cup non-dairy milk
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line a muffin tin with paper liners. Combine the flours, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and orange zest in a medium bowl. In a large bowl, combine the orange juice, non-dairy milk, maple syrup, and vanilla. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix thoroughly. Fold in the chocolate chips. Fill the cups about 3/4 full. Bake for 18-22 minutes. Remove from the oven and transfer to a cooling rack.

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