Skinny Strawberry Chocolate Chip Muffins.

Incredible “lightened-up” chocolate chip muffins with fresh strawberries. Nearly fat-free and only 140 calories each!

Incredible "lightened-up" chocolate chip muffins with fresh strawberries. Nearly fat-free and only 140 calories each! @sallybakeblog

A particularly gray, overcast day over the weekend had me craving something bright and cheery. Preferably a snack on the lighter side to coincide with all of the New Years resolutions floating around. I know health food is on the brain these days!

I am not one to sacrifice taste for health food, so if you’re looking for a treat to keep your tastebuds AND your skinny jeans happy… you’ve come to the right place.

Incredible "lightened-up" chocolate chip muffins with fresh strawberries. Nearly fat-free and only 140 calories each! @sallybakeblog

The gray, lifeless weather conditions also made this photo shoot a little tough! Let’s just say I had to rearrange the apartment to snap any acceptable shots. I felt like a mad woman! Sometimes a tripod can’t save even your darkest of lighting conditions.

Back to the real reason you’re here today. Something I whipped up for the chocolate lovers, the New Years resoltions, and the health nuts.  And for my love of strawberries and chocolate together.

Quick, easy, practically fat free muffins you are going to LOVE. And only 140 calories each – even less if you take out the chocolate chips! But I feel they are necessary. :)

Incredible "lightened-up" chocolate chip muffins with fresh strawberries. Nearly fat-free and only 140 calories each! @sallybakeblog

Practically fat free? Yes. Some of my favorite muffin recipes could easily be considered dessert. Nothing wrong with that, but if I’m not looking to indulge one morning, I’d like a healthier option. I used unsweetened applesauce in my muffins in lieu of butter or oil. I love using applesauce to replace fat in baked recipes.  It keeps your baked good soft and moist, while keeping it low in fat.

Of course a muffin made with all applesauce won’t taste as rich and sinful as a muffin made with a stick of butter, but it’s the right option if you’re looking to cut back and reduce fat.

Incredible "lightened-up" chocolate chip muffins with fresh strawberries. Nearly fat-free and only 140 calories each! @sallybakeblog

The recipe is SO easy and the muffins only take less than 20 minutes to bake.  Everything can be mixed by hand – no mixer required!  There are also no strange or questionable ingredients called for in the recipe – just a few orindary things making an extraordinary muffin.  It’s also a small batch recipe. I don’t know about you, but with the amount of food I bake each week – a small batch recipe is always something I aim for.  You’ll get 10 standard size muffins with this recipe – they can be frozen for a quick grab n’ go kind of breakfast or gobbled up in the first few days you make them.

The muffins are soft, moist, and packed with flavor.  And they are SO versatile.  You may use whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose flour.  And feel free to switch up the add-ins.  These would be wonderful guilt-free blueberry muffins. Or throw in some white chocolate chips and raspberries. Maybe peanut butter chips and sliced bananas?   My mind is swirling with skinny spin-offs!

The combination of strawberries and chocolate also make these a festive option for Valentine’s Day. Clearly I’m in a holiday state of mind. ;)

Incredible "lightened-up" chocolate chip muffins with fresh strawberries. Nearly fat-free and only 140 calories each! @sallybakeblog

Perhaps the easiest muffin you’ll ever bake  – only 8 simple ingredients, taking less than 30 minutes start to finish, no mixer required, no big mess, and a breath of fresh air from all the sweets I know you made over the holidays.  A detox muffin, perhaps?  Yes indeed.

I can hardly wait to share my first skinny recipe of 2013!  If this kind of recipe is your cup of tea, be sure to check out all my healthier choices.  Happy Healthy New Year!

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Skinny Strawberry Chocolate Chip Muffins

Incredible "lightened-up" chocolate chip muffins with fresh strawberries. Nearly fat-free and only 140 calories each!

Yield: 10 muffins

Ingredients:

  • 1 and 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup + 2 Tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 egg white, beaten
  • 2/3 cup diced strawberries
  • 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Spray a muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.

In a large bowl, gently toss the flour, baking soda, and cinnamon. Set aside. In a separate bowl, mix the brown sugar, granulated sugar, and applesauce until together until no brown sugar lumps remain - a fork works well to break up the brown sugar here. Add the beaten egg white until fully incorporated. Add the wet ingredients to the dry until *just* combined - do not overmix. Fold in the strawberries and chocolate chips.

Divide the batter evenly between 10 muffin cups. Bake for 15-20 minutes. Muffins will be lightly golden in color and a toothpick inserted in the middle should come out clean. Mine took about 17 minutes. Allow muffins to cool and enjoy!

Muffins stay fresh in an airtight container at room temperature for 7 days. Muffins can be frozen.

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236 Responses to “Skinny Strawberry Chocolate Chip Muffins.”

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    Luisaposted January 3, 2013 at 5:47 am

    Hi Sally! Just wanted to say how much I love your blog (all the way from Australia)! This recipe looks amazing and I can’t wait to try it :)
    Looking forward to all the posts that are still to come in 2013.

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    • Sallyreplied on January 3rd, 2013 at 5:49 am

      Thanks Luisa! SO nice to hear from you and greetings from the US! Let me know if you try these muffins out!

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    Averie @ Averie Cooksposted January 3, 2013 at 6:17 am

    You’re a muffin making queen. You make the best looking muffins – always domed and puffed to perfection! I love that you used applesauce in these and kept them lightened up. We both bake so much that having something around that’s not dripping in butter, buttercream, frosting, etc but still has a bit of decadence (love those adorable mini choc chips!) is welcome. Plus, strawberries + chocolate is always a win!

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    • Sallyreplied on January 3rd, 2013 at 7:18 am

      Thanks Averie! I had trouble with this photoshoot – shot on the same day as those pesky cupcakes I mentioned to you. But yes, I felt like a little something lighter to balance off those cupcakes. And I have some GIANT muffins coming soon! (not so skinny ones lol!)

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    Emily @ Life on Foodposted January 3, 2013 at 6:32 am

    These are beautiful. Perfect for Valentine’s Day but I am not going to wait that long.

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    • Sallyreplied on January 3rd, 2013 at 7:18 am

      Ha! I love your thinking. Food knows no seasons for me – I eat pumpkin and gingerbread in May. :)

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    Aimee @ ShugarySweetsposted January 3, 2013 at 6:43 am

    I don’t know what you mean about the lighting these are gorgeous! And skinny too? I think I will eat all 10!

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    • Sallyreplied on January 3rd, 2013 at 7:19 am

      I think I did eat all 10… haha! I had to maneuver all sorts of new angles to shoot these in the gray dull lighting! Thanks for saying they are gorgeous.

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    Colleen @ What's Baking in the Barbershop?!posted January 3, 2013 at 7:17 am

    I love recipes that don’t involve a mixer! These look so easy and delicious! Annnnd pretty too! Love the colors :)

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    • Sallyreplied on January 3rd, 2013 at 7:23 am

      Thanks Colleen – It’s nice not reaching for the heavy mixer every now and then!

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    Caleyposted January 3, 2013 at 7:24 am

    Bright strawberries are perfectly gorgeous on a gray day! All your variation suggestions made me think of one I’m dying to try…pineapple and white chocolate chips!

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    • Sallyreplied on January 3rd, 2013 at 9:19 am

      pineapple white chocolate chip muffins? i think i love ya Caley. you are always filled with the best suggestions and comments!!

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    Ella-Home Cooking Adventureposted January 3, 2013 at 7:53 am

    These muffins looks great, the photos too. I understand perfectly what you say about moving like a mad woman in the house searching for the best light:) Apple sauce sounds like the perfect ingredient to create skinny muffins. For me that’s a must now !

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    Elaine @ Cooking to Perfectionposted January 3, 2013 at 8:45 am

    As always, I love your skinny sweets :) I”m a sucker for chocolate covered strawberries, so that combination sounds perfect for skinny muffins. And the gray blah days we’ve been having lately aren’t good for much of anything, especially natural lighting for photography!!

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    • Sallyreplied on January 3rd, 2013 at 9:17 am

      i agree Elaine, I’ve been having SUCH a hard time shooting the past week or two. Trying all sorts of new camera angles and spots in my apartment to make up for the lost lighting. Food blogger problems!!

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    Shainaposted January 3, 2013 at 8:51 am

    These sound great!! I just bought a big container of strawberries so this is a perfect recipe to use them up before they go bad. I love healthy muffins, they’re the perfect breakfast…and my co-workers always love when I bring breakfast to the office :)

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    • Sallyreplied on January 3rd, 2013 at 9:16 am

      perfect! Shaina, you’ll love these – and your coworkers will enjoy a healthier muffin I am sure. I know my coworkers like it when I bring in treats – healthy or not!

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    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchenposted January 3, 2013 at 9:26 am

    They are perfectly puffy!

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    • Sallyreplied on January 3rd, 2013 at 10:30 am

      Katrina! Happy New Year. Love the giveaway we are doing together – you rock at designing graphics girl. Seriously!

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    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppersposted January 3, 2013 at 9:38 am

    Wonderful recipe! I love strawberry muffins and I love that you made them healthy and threw in some yummy chocolate chips!! Looks delish!!!

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    • Sallyreplied on January 3rd, 2013 at 10:31 am

      Thanks Jennifer! I couldn’t *not* throw the chocolate in there…!

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    Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chefposted January 3, 2013 at 9:55 am

    oh yum. chocolate & strawberries is such a good combo!!

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    Ari @ Ari's Menuposted January 3, 2013 at 10:15 am

    I have a confession. I’ve always hated strawberries. Everyone thinks it’s so weird, and I don’t really get it myself, buuuutttt these muffins look so delicious that I am second guessing my tastes and wanting to whip up a batch right now! And the pictures really did turn out awesome. I hate those days where it feels like no matter how you arrange things, nothing works, but you figured it out and they look great!

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    • Sallyreplied on January 3rd, 2013 at 10:32 am

      oh my goodness Ari. Well, you love running and chocolate covered pretzels so I won’t hold the not liking strawberries thing against you. :) Ugh the photoshoot took me hours. It was SO annoying trying to add life to the photos when the weather was so “blah”!

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    Becky @ Olives n Wineposted January 3, 2013 at 10:21 am

    OMG. I love chocolate covered strawberries and you’re telling me that I can have a similar version for breakfast, for UNDER 150 calories??! You just made my 2013 ;) I can’t wait to try this recipe!

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    • Sallyreplied on January 3rd, 2013 at 10:33 am

      oh yes. that is true Becky. A new way to eat your chocolate covered strawberries! In a soft fluffy little muffin. :) Thank you and Happy New Year!!

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    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweetposted January 3, 2013 at 10:39 am

    It’s like a little bit of sunshine in this grumpy cold weather! I love these, Sally!

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    • Sallyreplied on January 3rd, 2013 at 10:47 am

      SO grumpy!! And this gray weather makes is so difficult for food photos too Anna! Ahh. But these muffins are bright and cheery and made it feel like summertime in January. :)

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    Ali | Gimme Some Ovenposted January 3, 2013 at 11:18 am

    Those look SO beautiful, Sally! Love the strawberries!!

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    Meagan @ Scarletta Bakesposted January 3, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    Wow, are these gorgeous, Sally! And I love that you truly made them skinny. Strawberries and chocolate are so wonderful together!!

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    • Sallyreplied on January 3rd, 2013 at 12:10 pm

      Thank you Meagan – as ALWAYS! Happy New Year to you! Massive giveaways over on Scarletta Bakes! woo hoo!

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    Avery @ Southern Belle Living Wellposted January 3, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    Those look fabulous, and would be perfect for a fun Valentine’s Day treat! Adding to Favorites…now!

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    • Sallyreplied on January 3rd, 2013 at 1:05 pm

      Thanks Avery! Let me know if you make them.

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    Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes)posted January 3, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    What a nice way to start the new year and get some good fruit in. Nice skinny twist!

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    • Sallyreplied on January 3rd, 2013 at 3:27 pm

      Yes! I love fresh fruit and I’m trying to bake with it more and more these days. Thanks Jocelyn!

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    Ashley @ Wishes and Dishesposted January 3, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    These look way too good to be 140 calories each! And your pictures look great..I know how annoying it is on those cloudy and gloomy days to get good pics :)

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    • Sallyreplied on January 3rd, 2013 at 3:28 pm

      Thanks Ashley – I’m glad you like the photos. Wish I got more creative shots, but I’m glad I got at least some good ones in there pending the super dull lighting. :)

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    Karlyposted January 3, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    These are PERFECTION. I love how perfectly muffin shaped they are. Nothing worse than a flat muffin.

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    • Sallyreplied on January 3rd, 2013 at 3:26 pm

      eww. i hate flat muffins. love flat cupcakes for icing them, but no flat muffins tips here. yuck!

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    Erikaposted January 3, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    HOW do you make low fat creations that look so good?? I just adore the puffy dome on these. I’m all for detox muffins! Can you make a detox layer cake next? ;) Happy Healthy New Year indeed!

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    • Sallyreplied on January 3rd, 2013 at 3:29 pm

      Hahahaha a detox layer cake – i am LOVING the challenge. Not sure it will happen though. ;)

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    Taniaposted January 3, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    Can’t wait to try these, made your low fat sky high apple muffins yesterday which are amazing! Thanks Sally

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    • Sallyreplied on January 3rd, 2013 at 3:32 pm

      That’s WONDERFUL to hear, Tania! Thanks for letting me know about the apple muffins – and I can’t wait to hear if you try these!

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    Cassie | Bake Your Dayposted January 3, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    I love these, Sally! Great choice in combining strawberries and chocolate chips!!

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    Erinposted January 3, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    I love any kind of muffin, and am always lighting them up. Gotta weigh out all the cookies, right?! These looks perfect with the strawberries!

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    • Sallyreplied on January 3rd, 2013 at 5:07 pm

      Thanks Erin!! Happy New Year to you – I agree, I need a small break from the cookies and these were a wonderful “sweet” option.

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    Erinposted January 3, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    Those look incredibly delicious! I am soooo trying them this weekend!

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    • Sallyreplied on January 3rd, 2013 at 5:08 pm

      Let me know how they turn out Erin!

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    angela @ anotherbitepleaseposted January 3, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    strawberry & chocolate..perfect combo..and in a muffin…love that. even with drab lighting your pictures look beautiful!!!

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    • Sallyreplied on January 4th, 2013 at 5:51 am

      thank you angela! that’s nice to hear!

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    Jessica@AKitchenAddictionposted January 3, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    I make muffins a lot like these only with apple. . .I love your strawberry and chocolate combination, Sally!!

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    • Sallyreplied on January 4th, 2013 at 5:52 am

      I must try them with apple sometime! I have a low fat apple muffin too, but not as guilt free as these. Thanks Jessica!

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    Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girlposted January 3, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    Perfect muffins as usual, Sally. I LOVE that these are skinny! While I don’t usually “diet,” I do like to at least attempt to eat healthy–and it’s so nice to have yummy options like these to make when I’m craving something sweet but don’t want to blow my calories for the day. :-)

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    • Sallyreplied on January 4th, 2013 at 5:53 am

      Thanks Ashley – I don’t diet either, just eat lots of veggies and cut back where I can since I obviously have a huge sweet tooth! hope you’re having a fab new year so far!

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    Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca)posted January 3, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    I have everything on hand except the applesauce. I don’t care about them being fat free – is there something I could substitute for the apple sauce?

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    • Sallyreplied on January 3rd, 2013 at 6:55 pm

      Hi Jolene! Use 1/2 cup canola oil to replace the 1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp applesauce. 1/2 oil will be plenty! Let me know how they turn out.

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    Lizposted January 3, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    Beautiful muffins! I am definitely in the mood for strawberries, strawberry season and SUMMER! At least having one of these for breakfast with my tea, I can close my eyes and pretend there is no snow outside!

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    • Sallyreplied on January 4th, 2013 at 5:53 am

      I miss the summertime too Liz! Is it July yet?? ;)

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    Luv What You Doposted January 3, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    There is a chocolate bar at World Market that has strawberries and champagne…I love it and always get some when I am there. These muffins remind me of that bar. They look amazing!

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    • Sallyreplied on January 4th, 2013 at 5:54 am

      strawberry champagne chocolate bar? no way. that sounds so interesting! i’d love to try something like that!

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      • Luv What You Doreplied on January 4th, 2013 at 7:46 am

        It’s usually near the registers and totally awesome!

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    Reeniposted January 3, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    Chocolate chips are a definite must! I don’t think I would even be able to tell these are low-fat Sally! The chocolate and strawberry combo totally makes up for it. Hope your holidays were great! I won’t be absent so much now that they’re over!

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    • Sallyreplied on January 4th, 2013 at 5:58 am

      Same here! I took some time off during the holidays – glad to be back! I know, it’s crazy that these are low fat Reeni. Hope you had a wonderful holiday as well my friend!

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    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crustposted January 3, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    What a great recipe! I need some lower fat eats…especially snacks. This muffin recipe could be it!

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    Katyposted January 3, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    These look amazing. I guess since I ate so many of your chocolate peanut butter chip brownies that I made….a low fat option should be next? Chocolate and strawberry? I’m in. Happy New Year, love!

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    • Sallyreplied on January 4th, 2013 at 5:59 am

      hahaha!! Hey Katy! You are so sweet to comment! Those brownies are dangerous. I took them to a party a few weeks ago when I made them and sat down in front of them and had to move away after eating 2. And that was after I ate two earlier that day after I made them. Needless to say…. a healthier recipe like this is welcomed with open arms!! LEt me know if you make these and happy new year to you too Katy. we WILL catch each other someday for coffee soon!

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    Anna @ Hidden Poniesposted January 4, 2013 at 12:48 am

    These look so fresh and springy, and I love the chocolate strawberry combo! Your photos turned out great, well worth the rearranging of the apartment!

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    • Sallyreplied on January 4th, 2013 at 6:01 am

      Thank you Anna! chocolate and strawberries are a match made in heaven – i like the two (almost) as much as PB & Chocolate! ALMOST!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Deliciousposted January 4, 2013 at 3:18 am

    Oh my goodness – these are definitely my type of muffins! How could I resist? And at 140 calories, you know I’ll have like 3 of these instead of 1, right?

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    • Sallyreplied on January 4th, 2013 at 6:03 am

      3 instead of one… ummm that’s what i did. ;)

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    Carrie @ Bakeaholic Mamaposted January 4, 2013 at 7:45 am

    THESE MUFFINS! My word. I want a dozen… though at that point they won’t be so skinny anymore and neither will I.

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    • Sallyreplied on January 4th, 2013 at 8:21 am

      Ha! Same here, Carrie! I ate a good amount of the whole batch myself. oh well!

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    Mercedesposted January 4, 2013 at 9:09 am

    Wow, only 140 calories for a muffin?? That’s impressive! I am actually going to try a lighter version of some cookies today. Have you used applesauce in place of butter for cookies before? What differences did you notice if you have tried it? Thanks and Happy Friday!

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    • Sallyreplied on January 4th, 2013 at 9:30 am

      I’ve replaced *some* butter with applesauce in cookie recipes before. Not all of it though. For example, use 1/4 cup softened butter with 1/4 cup applesauce for a cookie recipe requiring 1 stick of butter. I’ve also tried using 1/4 cup greek yogurt in this same scenario w/ 1/4 cup softened butter – loved both results with the applesauce and the greek yogurt.I haven’t used ALL applesauce in a cookie recipe before but would love to tackle that sometime soon. Let me know how they turn out Mercedes! I love talking about cookie baking. :)

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    Herbivore Triathleteposted January 4, 2013 at 10:59 am

    I love muffins, one of my all time favorite recipes is for strawberry muffins. I love the addition of the chocolate chips. I also like that you used applesauce, it’s what I always use for my muffins as well.

    Next time I make muffins, I’m going to have to try your trick for puffy tops.

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    • Sallyreplied on January 4th, 2013 at 11:04 am

      The tall muffin top secrets – yes! I didn’t necessarily use those for these muffins, but for all of my other muffins, I did!

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    Chandra@The Plaid and Paisley Kitchenposted January 4, 2013 at 11:04 am

    Well ok I take back my last comment on the Orange Cinnamon rolls. You can do healthy here. As long as it is Yummy Delish bites like this one! Love it

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    Jocelyn @BruCrew Lifeposted January 4, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    I would never have guessed you had bad lighting…these are gorgeous girl! You do make the best puffy muffins…I love those muffin tops!!!

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    Laura Dembowskiposted January 4, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    Muffins are the best. They are such a great make ahead breakfast to freeze and grab for busy mornings

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    • Sallyreplied on January 5th, 2013 at 9:01 am

      i have a freezer full of them, Laura! I assume you do as well. :) Full of frozen cookies too!

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    Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchenposted January 5, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    I’m loving the tiny little melted chocolate chips on the top of those muffins, Sally! I’ll admit that I’m not really a low-fat type of person, but these look so tasty!

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    Heidi @ Food Doodlesposted January 5, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    Oooh, these are so pretty! You’re right, perfect for V-day. I can’t get enough of strawberries and chocolate in February… Or any time of year, haha. They are perfectly shaped too! Is it weird that I have dome envy? I have such a hard time with whole grain muffins doming up nicely like that, but I’m going to be trying some more tomorrow :) Oh, and I honestly cannot tell that you had any lighting issues ;)

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    Kimposted January 6, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    These look amazing!! As a baking and cooking novice (the microwave used to be my best friend) I am constantly looking for new recipes on-line to try. I found these on Pinterest and can’t wait to try them!! One question though – can I use whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose? I tried substituting in some Christmas cookies last year and while they were still good, the texture was very, very different. What do you think??

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    • Kimreplied on January 6th, 2013 at 5:42 pm

      P.S. I made your confetti holiday cookies and they were awesome!! I can’t wait to make them again!!

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    • Sallyreplied on January 7th, 2013 at 6:00 am

      Hi Kim! Yes, you may use whole wheat flour here. The muffins won’t be as soft, but they will still bake properly. Cookies are a bit more tricky to work with when you are substituting between flours because they are so delicate. So glad you made the confetti cookies!

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    • Lindseyreplied on January 24th, 2013 at 9:44 pm

      I made these with whole wheat flour the other day! I added 2 TB of (skim) milk. They are DELICIOUS! Can’t wait to make more. Thanks for a great recipe!

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      • Sallyreplied on January 25th, 2013 at 6:13 am

        I must try them as whole wheat next time Lindsay! Thank you so so much for reporting back about them. :)

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    Erin @ Texanerin Bakingposted January 7, 2013 at 9:49 am

    I love that you made something cheery! Those particularly overcast and gray days… it’s what we have every day. So I’m also making cheery stuff. Or else I’ll go crazy.

    I love these! And the mini chocolate chips are so cute. And apple sauce?! Hooray for healthier muffins. :)

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    • Sallyreplied on January 7th, 2013 at 12:25 pm

      I know. I neeeeeeded a healthier muffin in my life because today I just shared a not-so-healthy-XXL muffin recipe! Thanks Erin, as always!

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    Ruthposted January 8, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    Hi Sally,

    These look so good! Can I use frozen strawberries in the recipe?

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    • Sallyreplied on January 8th, 2013 at 3:26 pm

      fresh strawberries are preferred, but frozen should be fine. I say fresh are preferred because I have not tried this recipe with frozen strawberries. in past experience with strawberry muffins, however, frozen seems to work just fine. Just make sure they are small chunks. Thanks Ruth!

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    Emily Ruthposted January 12, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    These look delicious and amazing! We even have some strawberries right now…
    I just have a quick question. How do you think these would taste with regular, sweetened applesauce? I probably can’t get an unsweetened soon, but I would love to make these! Thanks for such an easy, yummy-looking recipe.

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    • Sallyreplied on January 13th, 2013 at 3:44 pm

      Hi Emily! sweetened applesauce would be just fine – omit at least 2 Tbsp of the white sugar though when making them.

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      • Emily Ruthreplied on January 13th, 2013 at 4:40 pm

        Thank you sooo much!

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    Jamieposted January 15, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    These are great!! I love having something sweet that’s not awful for me : ) not sure how you calculate the calories, but I use myfitnesspal to track the foods I eat and I put in this recipe and got exactly 140 calories each just like you said!

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    • Sallyreplied on January 15th, 2013 at 4:48 pm

      Hey Jamie! So glad to hear that you like these muffins! I used an online calorie counter, which is how I got 140 cals too. :)

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      • Ashley Lindgrenreplied on February 13th, 2014 at 11:20 am

        They are amazingly skinny! My mom and I figured out they are 3 weight watchers points plus :) A great satisfying treat!

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    Jenniferposted January 20, 2013 at 11:53 am

    I made these today. They came out ok, but needed to cook a lot longer than 20 minutes. I think the strawberries release too much moisture when baking so they don’t firm up without leaving them in longer. My muffins didn’t brown like yours and the strawberries bake to a pale pink They taste just ok to me. Your other treats look amazing though, I’ll be back to try some other recipes!

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    • Sallyreplied on January 20th, 2013 at 12:34 pm

      Thanks for reporting back Jennifer! Do you have an oven thermometer? My oven temp is slightly higher than what the dial states, so if I don’t use my oven thermometer my items will burn easily. Just the same if your oven is cooler than the dial states. Regardless, I appreciate the feedback and let me know what else you make!

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    Emily pposted January 31, 2013 at 10:20 am

    I made these yesterday & they were great! The calorie count if people are interested from the bath I made (9 muffins) was only 120 !

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    • Sallyreplied on January 31st, 2013 at 11:25 am

      Very nice! I got 140 calories when I calculated. But 120 sounds even better. :) Thanks Emily and I’m so glad you loved them!

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    Whittneyposted January 31, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    So I just finished making these and they were delicious. I used a 1/4 cup of honey instead of the sugars and i also used whole wheat flour…they turned out perfert! I loved the texture! Thanks for the amazing muffin combo… Chocolate and strawberries!

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    • Sallyreplied on February 1st, 2013 at 9:56 am

      So glad Whittney! I love these muffins and yes – chocolate and strawberry together is a match made in heaven. Thank you for reporting back! :)

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    Megposted February 4, 2013 at 12:20 am

    These came out awesome! I made some regular size and some minature – had to work with what muffin tins I had. They guys loved these just as much as I did. I am not at all what so ever a skinny eater at all and these are just as tasty a regular muffins if not better. I did have some extra chopped strawberries left over which I mixed with some mini chocolate chips and some sugar (let it sit and get syrupy). I have a sweet tooth so I figured this would be perfect to put on top… Turned out delicious and I ended up dipping the mini muffins in it!

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    • Sallyreplied on February 4th, 2013 at 9:49 am

      I know – guys seem to love these too. My coworkers are obsessed with them! I’m SO so so glad you loved them too Meg and that you took the time to report back about them. It’s wonderful to hear that others are loving my “skinny” recipes as well, even if they are not looking for diet food. Thank you so much!

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    • Katereplied on April 2nd, 2013 at 7:31 pm

      Hi – I’m interested in making these to have on hand in the freezer. I wondered how you wrap/store them and how to best defrost? Thanks for your help!

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      • Sallyreplied on April 3rd, 2013 at 8:48 am

        Hi Kate – I just put them all into a large ziplock bag or plastic Tupperware and microwave one for about 30 seconds.

        • Katereplied on April 3rd, 2013 at 2:00 pm

          Thanks! Excited to try these and even more excited that they are easy to make and also freeze for later!

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    Rebeccaposted February 5, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    Can these be baked in a cupcake liner?

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    Jennposted February 5, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    I just made these today and they are SO good! Granted, mine aren’t as skinny as yours; I only had dark brown sugar, regular applesauce, and regular sized chocolate chips. I did however sub Splenda for the sugar. And I made the mistake of using muffin cup liners in hopes of easy cleanup, but I lose so much muffin to those liners! :( Next time I’ll do them your way. Sooooo good!

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    • Sallyreplied on February 5th, 2013 at 4:38 pm

      I’m glad to hear that!! I love these muffins too Jenn. :) Try it without the liners next time, Thanks Jenn!

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      • Jennreplied on August 9th, 2013 at 9:43 pm

        I spray my cupcake liners with a little baking spray first and they peel right off!

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    Meganposted February 6, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    Is it possible to substitute greek yogurt (or something similar) for the applesauce? I don’t have any applesauce on hand but would love to make these soon.

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    • Sallyreplied on February 6th, 2013 at 12:25 pm

      Hi Megan! you may sub yogurt for the applesauce – I suggest vanilla or strawberry flavored, not plain since it is too tart.

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      • Meganreplied on February 6th, 2013 at 12:30 pm

        Wow, thank you for the quick response! Can’t wait to make these and your banana fudge muffins.

        • Sallyreplied on February 6th, 2013 at 12:32 pm

          anytime, Megan :) i LOVE those banana fudge muffins!

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    Christinaposted February 6, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    Hi! Thanks for this recipe! I just made these tonight! They are delicious but are the strawberries supposed to be a bit moist inside the muffin? They kind of made the surrounding area inside the muffin super moist almost mushy. I love your site and will be trying other recipes!!!

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    • Sallyreplied on February 7th, 2013 at 8:43 am

      Hey Christina! The strawberries do make the muffins moist, yes. Perhaps yours were not completely cooked if the batter was too gooey inside? Sometimes the muffins take longer, sometimes shorter, My oven likes to have spasms sometimes. :) Regardless I’m glad you loved them! Thanks Christina!

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    Amandaposted February 7, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    A couple friends and I get together once a week for coffee & a snack. It was my turn to host , so I figured I’d try thse. They were fantastic! Everyone was raving about them! I made obe batch by following your recipe exactly, one with 2/3 cups of strawberries and 2/3 cup of very ripe banana instead of the chocolate chips, and a double batch with 1 1/3 strawberries, 1 1/3 cups of very ripe bananas and 2/3 cups of chocolate chips. All the variations were very tasty! They couldn’t believe that I had used NO butter or oil and only 2 cups of sugar total for 50 muffins! Thanks for the wonderful recipe!

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    • Sallyreplied on February 7th, 2013 at 1:50 pm

      That’s SO great to hear Amanda! Sometimes I have to second guess myself when I’m eating one because I go “are these really that healthy?” because they don’t taste it at all! I love this recipe. :) Thank you for reporting back, that is so kind of you. I’ve made these muffins before with bananas too. You have to check them out. Here is the link: http://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2012/04/01/strawberry-banana-muffins/

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    Christinaposted February 11, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    Thank you for the recipe. I think I will also try this with apple’s and cinnamon chips instead of strawberries and chocolate. I bet it would be great with bananas too.

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    • Sallyreplied on February 11th, 2013 at 7:54 pm

      Apples and cinnamon chips – now that sounds fantastic!

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    Shirleyposted February 11, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    Looking forward to trying these…I mad triple choc muffins from another pinterest site. no flour, no sugar. Not bad except I would not put my muffin pan on a cookie sheet cuz the bottoms got a little underdone. Choc chips made the muffins though1

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    • Sallyreplied on February 12th, 2013 at 5:07 am

      Let me know how you like them Shirley, thank you!

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    Jennaposted February 12, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    Where are the nutrition facts?

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    • Sallyreplied on February 12th, 2013 at 10:35 pm

      Hi Jenna! You may plug in my ingredients into a calorie counter, as I did, to obtain the other nutrition stats. These are approx 140 calories each.

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    Allisonposted February 21, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    I just made these and they turned out really yummy! I don’t think I cooked them long enough, though- I used several toothpicks to check them and they all came out clean- but the muffins were still mushy inside. Still, they were sooo good! Thanks for the recipe! :)

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    • Sallyreplied on February 21st, 2013 at 3:44 pm

      Sometimes I find that the strawberries make them extra moist inside. I’m glad you love them Allison! Thanks for reporting back. :)

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    Meganposted February 23, 2013 at 11:04 am

    I used half whole wheat and half all-purpose flour to make these, and they still turned out perfectly light and fluffy (not dense like most healthier baked goods). Also, I subbed in chocolate-covered raisins for the chocolate chips…in addition to the strawberries, this made these muffins exceptionally moist. Love the cinnamon undertone in these, too; an all-around delightful breakfast (…or snack, or lazy dinner…) Thanks so much for the fantastic recipe.

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    Laurieposted February 25, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    These are AWESOME!!! Thank you so much!

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    • Sallyreplied on February 26th, 2013 at 8:26 am

      SO glad to hear that Laurie! And thanks for letting me know =)

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    Jaime Hammerposted February 26, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    Oh my gosh, I think these are the best muffins I have ever made or eaten! I thought there was going to be too much stuff in it, but it’s the perfect amount. And they’re perfectly moist. They’re what I would imagine strawberry chocolate chip pancakes would taste like.

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    • Sallyreplied on February 26th, 2013 at 6:28 pm

      Hey Jaime! Yes! I think they taste like strawberry chocolate chip pancakes! I’m glad I’m not the only one. I love how moist they are as well. Thank you so much for letting me know how you liked them! I’m so glad.

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    Jennposted February 27, 2013 at 12:54 am

    I made these this morning and we’re in love! I was out of baking soda so I had to use powder. I didn’t realize until I had already gotten everything else done. I used 1/4 and 1/8 tsp and I’m sure I should’ve used more but they’re tasty still. No weird chemical taste. They do have the consistency of a freshly made bagel, though. They’re chewy but not quite like they’re undercooked. Know what I mean? They’re amazing and I’ll be making them again when we get baking soda from the store. :)

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    • Sallyreplied on February 27th, 2013 at 6:24 pm

      Hey Jenn! I’m so glad you made these muffins. They are definitely one of my very favorites.Baking soda is much more powerful than baking powder, so you did not use enough leavener with 1/4 + 1/8 tsp of BP. If you try them again with the correct amount of BS, I promise they will be soft and fluffy. :)

      Thank you Jenn!

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      • Jennreplied on February 28th, 2013 at 11:39 am

        I picked up some baking soda and made these again this morning. I’m a little addicted. They still came out a little chewy, but definitely rose more than the last batch. I think the chewiness is what I like about them, though! Leaving out the chocolate chips and adding one or two more little strawberries brought the muffin to 99 calories. I have to convince myself that I have to stick to just one even though it would still be fewer calories than a regular muffin. Thanks again!

        • Sallyreplied on February 28th, 2013 at 2:07 pm

          99 calories – perfect! Have you tried my strawberry banana muffins yet Jenn? Only 90 calories in those. ;) http://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2012/04/01/strawberry-banana-muffins/

          • Jennreplied on February 28th, 2013 at 2:13 pm

            Not yet, but I’m going to! This was the first recipe I’ve made from your site. You have a fan for life. I think I’ll try out the strawberry banana this weekend.

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    Geraldineposted March 1, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    Hi Sally! I love your website! I tried out this receipe today, but my muffin texture turned out to be really chewy. Do you know what went wrong with it? I really want to make them again! :) Thanks!

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    • Sallyreplied on March 2nd, 2013 at 2:09 pm

      Hey Geraldine! Thank you so much – I’m glad you love my website! The muffins are a little chewy. Not overly so, but more chewy and soft than any other muffin I’ve made before. Do you think you may have overmixed the muffin batter? That can lend tough and overly chewy muffins.

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      • Elisareplied on May 21st, 2014 at 1:21 pm

        Hi there, I tried your recipe as well, and the muffins came out a bit rubbery – if that make any sense ? (I’m translating a french expression here, not sure how to be clear). Like, the outside of the muffins weren’t crunchy like they were when I made your regular choc chips muffins. They went super dry as well once cooled off … Any idea of what went wrong ? I just made a mistake mixing the sugar with the dry ingredients, not with the wet ones …
        Except for that, really good taste, I just wish I could master the texture !
        Thanks !!

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    Bethposted March 8, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    Hi, Sally! I just made these this week using white chocolate chips and half whole wheat flour, half all-purpose flour. They baked up beautifully and taste great! I love your skinny recipes, so keep them coming!

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    • Sallyreplied on March 10th, 2013 at 4:07 pm

      Hey Beth! Yum! I love these muffins so much. I’m glad you loved them with half whole wheat flour too. =)

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    Breanneposted March 10, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    Just made these and the Strawberry Banana Muffins with my mom; they are both FABULOUS! I might make even them with blueberries next time (:
    I’m new to your blog, but I’ll definitely stick around after trying these!!

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    • Sallyreplied on March 10th, 2013 at 4:35 pm

      Hey Breanne! That’s GREAT to hear!! I’ve made these with blueberries before and I just *love* them! So glad you found my blog. :)

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    Shaunaposted March 16, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    Thanks so much for this recipe! I just made them and they’re amazing. I love chocolate and strawberry anything, so these were perfect. Super easy too :)

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    • Sallyreplied on March 17th, 2013 at 9:46 am

      Hey Shauna! That is SO great to hear. I love chocolate strawberry anything too ;)

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    Sallyposted March 17, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    That’s GREAT Noreen! So glad to hear it. Guess what? I just posted a very similar recipe to this one tonight: http://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2013/03/17/skinny-banana-blueberry-muffins/

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    Juliaposted March 20, 2013 at 10:15 am

    Hi Sally, I was curious can you use fresh strawberries instead of dried I have a whole bunch of fresh ones that I would love to use soon lol

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    • Sallyreplied on March 20th, 2013 at 10:26 am

      Hi Julia – the recipe calls for fresh strawberries, so you are all good there!

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      • Juliareplied on March 20th, 2013 at 10:46 am

        I thought it said dried I guess that what happenswhe I don’t zoom in lol

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    Juliaposted March 20, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    By the way I just made these they are awesome! I used banana instead of the applesauce and they came out great!

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    Carolina Tposted March 21, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    Looks great Sally! One question, could you substitute vanilla yogurt for the applesauce?

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    • Sallyreplied on March 21st, 2013 at 4:24 pm

      Hey Carolina! You sure can. Enjoy!

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    Deniseposted March 26, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    Sally, this is a 1st visit to your blog, thru a friend’s pin. I just made the strawberry chocolate chip muffins and they are really delicious! This is going to be breakfast tomorrow! Had to try one out and KNOW I will be eating it for breakfast tomorrow! Thanks for the “skinny” muffins :) Can’t wait to try some of your other healthy recipes!

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    • Sallyreplied on March 26th, 2013 at 4:16 pm

      Hey Denise! That’s great to hear. Thank you for letting me know. I love these muffins as well. Let me know how the other recipes turn out!

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    talyaposted March 28, 2013 at 5:46 am

    Hi there! I’m really want to try these muffins out, but I can’t buy any apple-sauce where I live. Any thoughts on what to substitute it with?

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    • Sallyreplied on March 28th, 2013 at 6:04 am

      Hi Talya- you may substitute yogurt

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      • talyareplied on March 28th, 2013 at 6:19 am

        Thank you so much! About to start making them! :)

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    Teresa Dposted March 30, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    Hey Sally! Thanks again for another great recipe! I loved these Skinny Strawberry Chocolate Chip Muffins :D I’m always looking for something fun and healthy to eat for breakfast. Cheerios get a little old sometimes haha :P I plan to make your cinnamon bun donuts for my family for our Easter breakfast tomorrow; I’m sure I will love them just as much as your muffins and jellybean cookies. Happy Baking!

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    • Sallyreplied on April 1st, 2013 at 8:46 pm

      So glad you enjoyed these, Teresa! How were the cinnamon bun donuts? Wonderful I hope! Hope you had a lovely Easter.

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    Teresa Dposted April 1, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    All of your recipes I’ve tried so far are wonderful! I hope you had a lovely Easter too :) I’m going to try to recover from my holiday cookie and cake overload with some Just Dance 4 and your Chocolate covered cherry smoothie tomorrow! Hahaha :P

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    • Sallyreplied on April 1st, 2013 at 9:10 pm

      sounds like a good plan. Thanks Teresa!

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    Raquelposted April 20, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    Made these with whole wheat white flour and they were very yummy!

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    • Sallyreplied on April 21st, 2013 at 8:46 am

      Great to hear! Thanks for reporting back, Raquel!

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    Lizzieposted April 22, 2013 at 11:46 am

    I made these last night, but I subbed about half of the applesauce for mashed banana. Yum! :)

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      mmmm sounds so good Lizzie!

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    Paulaposted April 28, 2013 at 8:41 am

    I made these muffins today, but i think i did something wrong. Normally muffin mix is a bit “liquid” but mine was very “solid” like half cookiedough. They still taste good but aren’t very similar to yours… Did i do something wrong or had it to be like this?
    Ps. I love all your recipes!!

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    • Sallyreplied on April 28th, 2013 at 9:31 am

      Hi Paula – that’s strange. While the batter is thick, I’ve never heard it being compared to the consistency of cookie dough before. Did you miss any ingredients? How did they taste?

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      • Paulareplied on April 28th, 2013 at 9:41 am

        The taste was really good!! I think i’m gonna make them again. Maybe i used to much flour so we’ll see :)
        My mom likes them to!

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    Toriposted May 5, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    Just made these, didn’t come out as pretty as yours but they are delicious. This was my first time baking with applesauce and will definitely use it again. They came out moist and delicious. I forgot a bag of groceries at the store so I had to make do with dark brown sugar and regular chocolate chips. Look forward to trying different combinations and maybe using whole wheat flour!

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    Teresa Dposted May 5, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    Just made these AGAIN today! This recipe has definitely become a keeper for me! I had some sad looking strawberries and a bunch of mini chocolate chips so I thought these would be perfect to make! :D

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    • Sallyreplied on May 5th, 2013 at 10:08 pm

      I make them pretty often too. So glad you love them so much!

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    Meganposted May 20, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    I LOVE these muffins! I make them at least once every two weeks, I even have some in the oven right now. I personally like them as mini muffins and using white whole wheat flour to be even a little bit better for you. Thanks so much for this awesome recipe!! =)

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    • Sallyreplied on May 21st, 2013 at 6:23 am

      I’ve made them as mini muffins before too – I love them that way! Thanks Megan, I’m happy you love them!

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    Lauraposted May 25, 2013 at 10:55 am

    I LOVE your blog! I am teaching my 10yo to cook and she loves your recipes! I love the sound of these muffins only thing is I am allergic to cinnamon :(. What could I sub and still have the great taste you talk about? Thanks!

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    • Sallyreplied on May 25th, 2013 at 3:21 pm

      Hi Laura – you easily just leave the cinnamon out. No need to substitute anything.

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    Marielleposted May 26, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    Hi Sally,
    Sad to say my muffins didn’t turn out very well–a sticky, flavorless muffin in result. Very sad about that but thanks anyway.

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    • Sallyreplied on May 28th, 2013 at 3:52 pm

      Hi Marielle – I’m so sorry to hear that you didn’t like the muffins.

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    Katieposted May 31, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    Hi Sally!
    Love your blog!!
    One question, do you think I could substitute Greek yogurt for the apple sauce in this recipe?
    Thanks for your input!
    Have a nice day!

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    • Sallyreplied on June 3rd, 2013 at 1:54 pm

      Hi Katie! You sure can. Greek yogurt (or any yougurt) is a great substitution for applesauce. I hope you enjoy!

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    Amandaposted June 8, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    Just made these muffins and they’re absolutely delicious!! Love how simple they were to make and the applesauce, so low in fat! LOVE this recipe.

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    • Sallyreplied on June 9th, 2013 at 9:02 am

      Hi Amanda! So glad you love these. :)

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    Holly @ EatGreatBEGreatposted June 26, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    Oh these muffins look amazing! Chocolate and strawberries is such an awesome and delicious combo! I love that they’re made with applesauce instead of oil. Pinning these! :-)

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    • Sallyreplied on June 26th, 2013 at 4:59 pm

      Yeah! Healthier. Yum yum. Thanks for pinning Holly!

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    Aliceposted June 26, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    Hey Sally!

    I LOVE your blog. I made your Sparkling Jumbo Blueberry Muffins a few weeks and they were unbelievably good. If I used the tricks that make them really tall (the baking powder and initial high temperature) to make these skinny ones, would I be able to get them just as big?

    Thanks so much!

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    • Sallyreplied on June 26th, 2013 at 4:55 pm

      Hi Alice! No, you wouldn’t. This recipe is completely different using healthier alternatives. However, as you can see, the muffins rise to be pretty tall.

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      • Alicereplied on June 26th, 2013 at 9:39 pm

        Okay thanks again Sally!! :)

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    Anjaliposted July 20, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    Hi Sally! I made your skinny double chocolate chip muffins and they were to DIE for! Can I use the same tricks from that recipe in this one? Like add honey instead of sugar or greek yogurt? Thanks!

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    • Sallyreplied on July 21st, 2013 at 6:44 pm

      Hi Anjali! You could try it, but the taste and texture may not be the same. If you try it, let me know how it goes!

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    Sarahposted August 25, 2013 at 12:35 am

    These sound delish, but I was wondering if I could use defrosted strawberries from a bag, because in the winter strawberries are super expensive and not ripe :(

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    • Sallyreplied on August 25th, 2013 at 9:23 am

      Hi Sarah – yes, you can use frozen strawberries. Make sure they are chopped up real small and keep them frozen.

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      • Sarahreplied on August 25th, 2013 at 2:03 pm

        Ok thanks for the reply!

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    ellenposted August 27, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    What size muffin tin did you use to make these? I have a jumbo size that holds 6 and a size one step down from jumbo that also holds 6.

    Thanks!

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    • Sallyreplied on August 27th, 2013 at 9:22 pm

      Hi Ellen! Just a standard 12 cup muffin pan – each cup is 2.5 inches in diameter.

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      • ellenreplied on August 27th, 2013 at 10:34 pm

        Thank you! I’m eating one as I type this and they are AMAZING!! It doesn’t feel like I’m eating something with only 140 calories!! I did swap out the applesauce for yogurt and they are super moist!

        Can’t wait to go through all of your recipes and try some more!
        Keep up the good work :)

        • Sallyreplied on August 28th, 2013 at 6:52 am

          Yogurt makes everything super moist. Let me know what you try next, Ellen! Glad you love these muffins.

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    sweetashoney.co.nzposted September 27, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    Looks really yummy and healthy too! love it.

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    Aimeeposted November 24, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    My family LOVES your recipes. Healthy, easy and yummy!!

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    Katrina Rposted December 28, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    I made these today. We went Strawberry picking the other day, we are in Florida, so they are in season. however I didn’t have applesauce, but I went ahead and traded it with Coconut Oil. SO yummy!!! I’ll be making more of your stuff soon!

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    • Sallyreplied on December 29th, 2013 at 1:20 pm

      Oh I must try these with coconut oil! What a wonderful idea, Katrina! And freshly picked FL strawberries. I’m dying for one of your muffins right now!

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    Amyposted December 30, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    Congratulations on making the top 20 (Pinterest) of 2013!!!!

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    • Sallyreplied on December 31st, 2013 at 10:47 am

      I saw that, Amy! Thank you so much. :)

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    lisa thomasposted January 9, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    I’ve made these several times now and love them! I have used raspberries instead of strawberries a few times depending on what i have. And fyi frozen works fine! Also i have started adding 1/3 cup instant oats (more filling and added health) and 1 tsp vanilla and a punch of salt for more flavor. Thanks for the great recipe! The family loves em!

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    • Sallyreplied on January 10th, 2014 at 6:21 am

      Hey Lisa! Thank you so much for reporting back. I’m going to try adding oats to my next batch of these. I make them all the time!

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    Tristaposted January 12, 2014 at 9:58 am

    Hi Sally!
    I LOVE LOVE LOVE these muffins! I have made 6 batches in about 2 weeks–we can’t get enough! (I probably would’ve made more but I ran out of applesauce and we avoided the grocery store during the cold snap!) I’m going to try them with raspberries this AM since I’m out of strawberries now. :) Thanks so much for the great recipes–I’ve shared your Web site with lots of friends (I’m new to your Web site as of about a month ago).
    Take Care!
    Trista

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    • Sallyreplied on January 12th, 2014 at 3:01 pm

      Hey Trita! I’m so glad you love these muffins. They are a favorite for us too. I have a bunch in the freezer for quick breakfasts during the week! They will be amazing with raspberries. Enjoy!

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    Radhika @sugar 'n' spice by radhikaposted January 17, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    Hi Sally! I made these muffins and they were delicious, bang on! When I tasted them straight off the oven I thought maybe they could use a little most sugar but after cooling down they were ABSOLUTELY perfect. I did make a few changes to your recipe. I used butter instead of applesauce, buttermilk instead of egg (I needed an egg less version) and vanilla essence in place of cinnamon.
    They tasted amazing but weren’t unfortunately as brown as yours (any thoughts) Thank you for the recipe! If you’d like to check them out, you can visit this link: http://sugarnspicebyradhika.wordpress.com/2014/01/18/strawberry-and-chocolate-chip-muffins-egg-less/
    P.S. You have been duly credited!
    P.p.s. Many congratulations on your book. I saw your instagram update, it looks FAB!

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    • Sallyreplied on January 18th, 2014 at 11:04 am

      Thanks so much for the congrats about my book, Radhika! Very much appreciated. I loved seeing the photos of your version of the muffins. I suspect the light color is because of the different ingredients you used. Buttermilk is lighter than a beaten egg and butter is lighter than applesauce. Likewise, the brown cinnamon adds to their color here. Regardless so happy you loved them!

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      • Radhika @sugar n spice by radhikareplied on January 18th, 2014 at 12:21 pm

        I loved the color of your muffins so I’m going to try the original recipe too with eggs and cinnamon this time.. Thank you ! :)

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    Beckyposted February 11, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    Hi Sally! I made this recipe tonight and they are delicious!! LOOOVE the strawberry burst in them! I’m wondering though, is there a way I can make these a little more filling? For example adding oatmeal? Or flax seeds?

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    • Sallyreplied on February 12th, 2014 at 8:54 am

      Hey Becky! I’ve never tried it, but I’m sure you could add some oats into the batter or even flax. It’s a very forgiving recipe. Let me know if you play around with it and how it goes!

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    Wez Thompsonposted February 19, 2014 at 9:51 am

    Hey Sally

    After making these today I have to say thank you so much! Tasty and sweet and super healthy! Although I’m not sure how but I’ll go with it!

    Can I tag you on instagram with a pic of my creation?

    Wez
    x

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    • Sallyreplied on February 19th, 2014 at 10:08 am

      Definitely! Can’t wait to see it. @sallysbakeblog

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    Wez Thompsonposted February 19, 2014 at 10:18 am

    I’m doing the 80/20 – nutrition/fitness thing. So to be able to have something like this for an afternoon snack is amazing! I’ll tag you when I have my 6 pack sorted, I feel you will play a big part in it ;)

    Pancake day is on the way, do you have a skinny pancake recipe??

    Wez
    x

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    Samiraposted March 3, 2014 at 5:26 pm

    hey! i made these last night, and when i woke up this morning, they were all gone! my roommates still don’t believe that these are almost fat free, thanks for the recipe!!

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    Yvonneposted March 23, 2014 at 7:15 am

    Hi Sally! Thank you so much for this reciepe, it’s what I’ve been looking for! Would you have any tips of ensuring that the strawberries don’t sink to the bottom? Also is it a 1:1 replacement for applesauce: no fat greek yoghurt? Thank you again xx

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    • Sallyreplied on March 23rd, 2014 at 11:51 am

      The strawberries won’t sink because the batter is thick. Yep, you can do 1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp yogurt.

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    Biancaposted April 10, 2014 at 7:37 am

    Hi! My friend just gifted me some fresh strawberries because she knew how much I love baking, and I immediately knew who to turn to for recipes! However, would it be possible to add weight measurements for the ingredients, though? Thanks! :)

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    slposted April 19, 2014 at 7:28 am

    yummy! I love strawberries. Is nutritional info available for your recipes. I have a family member who is a type 1 diabetic and must cover carbs with insulin.

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    Ashleyposted April 30, 2014 at 10:49 pm

    Just made these and they were delicious! I love strawberries but never thought to add them to my muffins! Thank you :)

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    Sofifiposted June 5, 2014 at 10:57 pm

    I just finished making these for my favorite teacher. She’s allergic to dairy so it was hard to find something safe yet yummy, and this is the perfect recipe! I haven’t tried them yet but the batter tasted great and they look pretty and summery :) Thank you for the recipe- I love your blog!

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    Kelly Roseposted June 11, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    I don’t leave very many comments, I should but life gets ahead of me and I just mentally praise the kitchen genius and move on. This recipe is one that I couldn’t just mentally praise. On a daily basis I have a struggle getting my son to eat anything moderately healthy. He is a chips, meat and cheese guy. No exaggerations, that is all he will eat! I whipped these muffins up for myself and my son asked for one. I skeptically gave obliged and not only did he eat the whole thing, he asked for seconds and thirds and fourths. I’m not joking, I cried big ole tears. My husband thought I lost my marbles. The best part is I didn’t even put chocolate chips in them! I ran out and was too lazy to run to the store. This recipe will be a staple in our household. It got the pickiest eater in the world to not only eat something new but inhale two fruits while doing so. Wanting to give someone a hug that I’ve never met is not a feeling i get often but this is an exception. I can’t thank you enough!

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    • Sallyreplied on June 11th, 2014 at 8:01 pm

      I am SO glad Kelly! What great news. So happy these healthier muffins are a hit. :) Thanks so much for reporting back!

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    Sallyposted June 11, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    I absolutely loved this recipe! I stumbled across your website over a year ago and I always promised myself that I would try some of your recipes since they all looked so delicious, plus anyone who has the same name as I do has to be awesome!

    Well I was right, these muffins turned out so good! I couldn’t stop eating them. I also love how they aren’t just delicious but they’re wonderful to look at. I’ve also made the Skinny Double Chocolate Chip Muffins as well and loved them just as much. I’ve never been able to get my muffins to taste AND look great. It’s either or. But now everything I’ve made from your website has turned out exactly the way it’s supposed to.

    Thanks!
    Sally

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    ginaposted June 20, 2014 at 8:22 am

    I made these with blueberries instead! they look great!

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    Lara Ararposted June 23, 2014 at 12:31 am

    Hello Sally! I am a huge fan of your blog for a looooooong time, but I think I never commented anything here. But I just tried this recipe and OH. MY. GOD. Best muffins I’ve ever had in my entire life! Even better than all the unhealthy bakery muffins I have tried before. Thank you so much for this recipe – it will be my go-to skinny muffin recipe.
    A sweet hug from your fan,
    Lara

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    • Sallyreplied on June 23rd, 2014 at 7:47 am

      Thanks Lara! I’m so glad you enjoy them.

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    Jennyposted July 1, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    Hi Sally. Made your muffins today. They are very tasty and turned out well. I doubled the recipe and for me this made 12 large muffins. I was nervous because the “batter” resembled more of a cookie dough. I would make these again. Great way to use some of the fresh strawberries I picked with my family.

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    Sarah Rposted August 20, 2014 at 11:18 am

    Hi Sally! I made these this morning with blueberries instead of strawberries & chocolate. I’m curious how long you beat the egg white? Is it meant to be frothy? Mine came out a little chewy (but still delicious) and I wondered if perhaps I didn’t beat my egg white enough. Thanks!

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    • Sallyreplied on August 20th, 2014 at 6:16 pm

      Hi Sarah, yes try to beat until a little frothy next time. Sorry that wasn’t more clear! I’m glad you thought they were delicious. They’re a favorite.

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    kbposted August 30, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    I’ve made these before and they are delicious! I would like to make them for a family member who is allergic to eggs – any suggestion on what to substitute for the egg white? She cannot have dairy, either. Thank you!

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    Allyeposted October 12, 2014 at 9:05 am

    Hi Sally! I recently used this recipe for my post on 10-12-14. I gave credit but i was just letting you know. Have a wonderful day!

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    Runaposted October 23, 2014 at 8:46 am

    With what can I replace the applesauce?
    And how much is a cup of flour in grams?

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