Low Carb Chocolate Chips Muffins You’ll Swear Aren’t Healthy

Deliciously Guilt-free chocolate chip muffins with simple and wholesome ingredients!Guilt-free chocolate chip muffins with simple and wholesome ingredients that are delicious, easy to make, and chocolate-y? Yes, please! The gooey-in-the-middle lava cake feel is experienced by shortening the cooking time by about five minutes.  Either way, you’ll end up with perfect chocolate muffins that you can feed the fam guilt-free.  They are also easily adaptable to be gluten-free and dairy or lactose-free as well as freezable. 

If you know me well, you know that delicious easy recipes are my jam.

Perfect chocolate chip muffins

While visiting my friend years ago, she pulled out her homemade chocolate chip muffins as a snack for our kiddos. I held my breath as my daughter bit into her muffin, hoping she would be graceful with her response.  To my shock, she remarked, “This is the best muffin I’ve ever had.”

Her recipe was our go-to treat for a couple years while making the switch away from junk food.  Since then, I’ve tweaked and experimented with gluten-free flour, lactose-free milk, and different oils.  The result is always amazing and no one knows that they are “healthy” chocolate chip muffins.

Shhh! That’ll be our secret.

Why these chocolate chip muffins?

Here are six reasons why I’m convinced that these are the best chocolate chip muffins and why they are definitely a girl’s best friend:

  1. Just two bowls are needed and no mixer
  2. Simple, real food ingredients
  3. Staple ingredients found in most kitchens
  4. Many ingredients can be substituted easily
  5. The healthy version seriously tastes better
  6. They are full of 2 kinds of chocolate – DUH!

Forget diamonds: these muffins are a girl’s best friend!Click To TweetForget diamonds: these muffins are a girl’s best friend!

Chocolate chip muffins recipe

Believe me when I tell you that I have experimented with this recipe for these chocolate chip muffins many different ways.  The most surprising discovery I have made is that using whole wheat flour or gluten-free flour tastes better than typical white flour. One time during the holidays I used all white flour and it just didn’t taste as good.

True Story.

Girl’s Best Friend Chocolate Chip Muffins


  • 2 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3/8 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup oil
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips

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Girl's Best Friend Guilt-Free Chocolate Chip Muffins
  • 2¼ cup whole wheat flour
  • ⅜ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup oil
  • ½ cup honey
  • ⅓ cup chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Spray muffin tins or muffin papers.
  3. Measure dry ingredients in one bowl.
  4. Add liquids in another bowl, then combine.
  5. Bake for 12-15 minutes for normal muffins.
  6. Only bake for 10 minutes for lava cake muffins.



Use the same measurement for all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, or gluten-free flour.  With my favorite gluten-free flour, you are able to substitute cup for cup.  They aren’t all that way.

my fave gluten-free flour

Keep the measurement at one cup but you can use regular milk, buttermilk, lactose-free milk or full-fat sour cream.


I’ve tried this recipe using all types of oils but coconut oil and olive oil give the best results and are the healthiest in my humble opinion.  Be sure to have your coconut oil to liquid room temperature before adding in and to mix quickly so that it won’t turn solid when touching the cold milk.

Chocolate Chips 

I like to use the dark chocolate chips.  My favorite is the Enjoy Life Mega Chunks chocolate chips when I have them on hand.  You can use any type of melting chocolate chips that you prefer.  Don’t skimp on the amount of these that you use!

I LOVE this brand!

Whether using the original recipe or trying some of the substitutes that I use, you almost can’t mess this up as long as you keep the measurements the same.  Experiment with the timing and your oven to see which level of “doneness” that y’all like best.

Have fun and enjoy the chocolate-y goodness!


When do you plan to make these double chocolate chip muffins?



Deliciously Guilt-free chocolate chip muffins with simple and wholesome ingredients!

a girl’s best friend



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  1. April 28, 2016 / 8:26 pm

    Yes yes yes! I love chocolate chip muffins! Chocolate is my best friend. Haha! And the whole wheat flour is something that I love. Great healthy addition!

  2. April 30, 2016 / 9:12 am

    These look delish! Thanks so much for sharing at Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop!

  3. May 3, 2016 / 12:30 pm

    Oh my, those look delicious! I am definitely going to make these, and I might use coconut oil. And, I just happen to have some nice Amish honey, that I just bought. Dark chocolate would definitely make these so decadent, dark chocolate is one of my faves. I have definitely pinned this for later.
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  4. July 22, 2016 / 10:49 am

    Hi, this is Amy, from Living in Faith and Fun.
    These muffins look good.

  5. July 25, 2016 / 10:55 am

    I am saving this for later. They look amazing and I love that they’re made with whole wheat flour!

  6. February 9, 2018 / 10:26 pm

    Those look tasty and I love the basic, natural, simple
    ingredients too.

    • Shan
      February 10, 2018 / 9:30 am

      Thanks, Leah! Yes, this simple, real-food recipe is definitely a keeper!


  7. February 12, 2018 / 8:55 am

    Oh the perfect muffin for anytime of day, breakfast, snack or just because.

    • Shan
      February 12, 2018 / 8:06 pm

      YES, Candy. You’re right! 😉 😉 🙂


    • Shan
      February 12, 2018 / 8:06 pm

      Awe. Thanks, Jordan! I think you’ll love them!


  8. February 12, 2018 / 1:27 pm

    These look yummy! I love using wheat flour in my muffins and these would be fun to make with my girls.

    • Shan
      February 12, 2018 / 8:08 pm

      I hope y’all make lots of memories with them! Have fun. 😉


    • Shan
      February 12, 2018 / 8:08 pm

      They are yummy! Thanks, Cristina! 😉


  9. February 13, 2018 / 7:34 am

    Delicious! My kids would love these.

    • Shan
      February 13, 2018 / 8:13 am

      Yay! Yeah, I was surprised mine loved a healthier version but the double chocolate helps!!! 😉


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