These chocolate muffins offer a delightful combination of rich cocoa flavor and a moist, tender texture while keeping the calorie count in check. The use of self-rising flour, unsweetened cocoa powder, and a sugar substitute like Lakanto Monkfruit Baking Sweetener contributes to a lower-calorie profile without sacrificing taste. The recipe provides a convenient option for those looking to indulge in a sweet treat while adhering to a healthier lifestyle.

The inclusion of unsweetened applesauce not only adds natural sweetness but also helps maintain the muffins’ moisture without relying heavily on traditional sugars. Additionally, the choice of almond milk or skim milk aligns with a lower-calorie approach. The incorporation of no-sugar-added chocolate chips, particularly Lakanto sugarless chocolate chips, ensures a decadent chocolate experience without the added sugars.

The recipe’s flexibility is evident in the substitution options, allowing individuals to choose between whole eggs or egg whites based on their dietary preferences. The detailed SmartPoints breakdown for different diet plans, such as Green, Blue, and Purple, provides helpful guidance for those following specific weight management programs.

Overall, these chocolate muffins offer a guilt-free indulgence, catering to both taste and health-conscious individuals. Whether you’re looking for a satisfying snack or a treat to share with friends and family, these muffins strike a balance between flavor and nutritional consciousness.

Weight Watchers Double Chocolate Chip Muffins


  • Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 cups self rising flour ( I use Gold Medal)
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup baking sugar substitute or white granulated sugar substitute  ( I use Lakanto Monkfruit Baking Sweetener)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 large eggs or 4 large egg whites
  • 3/4 cup skim or unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 10 Tbsp no sugar added chocolate chips ( I use Lakanto sugarless chocolate chips)


  1. Preheat oven 350 degrees.
  2. Line 18 muffin cups with paper or foil liners. If you don’t have muffin liners-spray the muffin cups with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, sugar substitute, baking powder, and baking soda. Add 8 Tbsp no sugar added chocolate chips. Stir to combine.
  4. In a separate mixing bowl whisk together unsweetened almond milk or skim milk.
  5. Whisk in eggs or egg whites, vanilla extract, and unsweetened applesauce. Whisk until well combined.
  6. Gradually combine the wet mixture into the dry ingredients and stir until JUST combined. ( Do NOT over mix)
  7. Fill the muffin liners evenly ( using 1/4 measuring cup) with batter and sprinkle the remaining chocolate chips on top of each muffin.
  8. Bake for 15-17 minutes or until the center comes out clean when a toothpick is inserted into it.

Servings: Makes 18 regular muffins

GREEN: 2 SmartPoints for 1 muffin or 2 muffins for 5 SmartPoints using egg whites or 3 SmartPoints per serving if using whole eggs

BLUE: 2 SmartPoints for 1 muffin or 2 muffins for 5 SmartPoints

PURPLE: 2 SmartPoints for 1 muffin or 2 muffins for 5 SmartPoints


  • The Lakanto Monkfruit Sweetener (sugar substitute) that is used in this recipe is zero points. Please keep in mind-the point value can vary depending on the brand of sugar substitute you choose to use.
  • The Lakanto Monkfruit Sweetener has a 1:1 ratio to real sugar. If you use a different sugar substitute you will want to use the equivalent to real sugar that is recommended on the back of the sugar substitute package.
  • The overall point value per serving is the same regardless if you use unsweetened almond milk or skim milk.