Healthy Chocolate Chip Muffins With Oats

These healthy chocolate chip muffins with oats are moist and fluffy and go fast! Made with gluten-free flour, oats, monk fruit (Xylitol or coconut sugar), and little oil. They are a sure bet everyone will enjoy this healthy twist!

Healthy Chocolate Chip Muffin Recipe

You’ll never believe these fluffy, moist, muffins are actually good for you! They are made with gluten-free flour and oats, yogurt for moisture, minimal oil, and sweetened with natural sugars. We make 12 muffins and they are gone in a day! Add them to your morning routine along with baked oats, overnight chia pudding, healthy chocolate chip bread loaf, and these healthy oatmeal muffins.

Watch this short video on making these chocolate chip muffins:


  • Gluten-free flour blend – we tested and suggest Bob’s Red Mill 1-1 Mix. If gluten is not an issue, you can also use spelt flour or whole wheat flour for these chocolate chip muffins.
  • Gluten-free oats – make sure they are certified gluten-free for a gluten sensitivity.
  • Greek yogurt – or can use plain coconut yogurt for dairy-free.
  • Coconut sugar or monk fruit sugar – monk fruit is a natural sugar that does not spike blood sugar.
  • Coconut oil or avocado oil – if using coconut oil, melt it first.
  • Egg
  • Baking powder
  • Pink salt – pink Himalayan salt is loaded with trace minerals. You can also use table salt.
  • Vanilla extract
  • Chocolate chip morsels – can also use chocolate chunks, dark chocolate morsels, or vegan dairy-free chocolate chips.

How to make healthy chocolate chip muffins

In a mixing bowl, whisk together the egg, milk, yogurt and vanilla until blended.

Add in the flour, oats, sugar, baking powder, salt and coconut oil and combine well.

Carefully fold in 1 cup of chocolate chips. Let the batter set for 5 minutes.

Scoop batter into muffin cups about ¾ full.

Bake 18-20 minutes until golden on top and a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Remove muffins from the pan and transfer to a cooking rack to cool.

Health benefits of chocolate chips

Did you know chocolate can boost your mood and reduce symptoms of depression? Dark chocolate is high in magnesium and anandamide, which enhances mood. And there are many more health benefits of chocolate. Cocoa in chocolate is packed with a wonderful antioxidant called flavanol. Flavanol helps boost brain power, prevents ageing, and can lower cholesterol. The fact that it can lower cholesterol boggled my mind since chocolate is full of fat. But cocoa is a plant sterols which increases flexibility of veins and arteries helping to push blood through your body more efficiently. All being said, it is best to choose dark chocolate chips for making a healthier chocolate chip muffin.

Storing and freezing muffins

Store these muffins in an airtight container on the counter. As they set they will harden slightly and can be reheated in the microwave for 5-10 seconds to make them warm and fluffy again. Consume within 3 days for the best taste.

Although these healthy chocolate chip muffins are best fresh, they can be frozen. To freeze muffins, wrap each one in wax paper and add it to a sealed freezer bag with the air removed for up to 3 months.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the healthiest muffin to eat?

Muffins that are made with whole grains and natural sugars are the healthiest to eat. In place of chocolate chips you can fresh fruit such as blueberries, strawberries, or apple chunks as a substitute. Or be sure to try all of our Healthy Muffin Recipes.

How many calories are in a homemade chocolate chip muffin?

Each of these muffins contains approximately:
Calories: 183 kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 170mg | Potassium: 150mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 92IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 95mg | Iron: 1mg

What makes a muffin light and fluffy?

Dairy is the secret to making baked goods light and fluffy. Eggs, butter, and milk when used at room temperature are added for moisture and to help hold muffins together. We use yogurt and non-dairy milk in our healthy chocolate chip muffins to keep them light and fluffy without the guilt of extra fat!

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