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!


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


  • 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


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, whisk the brown sugar, granulated sugar, and applesauce together until no brown sugar lumps remain. Whisk in the beaten egg white until fully incorporated. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir with a rubber spatula or large wooden spoon 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. Remove from the oven and place pan on a wire rack. Allow muffins to cool and enjoy!

Muffins stay fresh in an airtight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator for 5-7 days. Muffins can be frozen up to 3 months.

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238 Responses to “Skinny Strawberry Chocolate Chip Muffins.”

  1. #
    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


    • 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?


    • 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! :)


    • 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!


    • 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.


    • 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. :)


    • 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!


      • 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. ;)

          • 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!


    • 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.


      • 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 !!

  9. #
    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!


    • 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!!


    • 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. :)


  11. #
    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 :)


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

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


  12. #
    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:


  13. #
    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


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

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


      • 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!


  15. #
    Carolina Tposted March 21, 2013 at 4:19 pm

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


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

      Hey Carolina! You sure can. Enjoy!


  16. #
    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!


    • 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!


  17. #
    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?


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

      Hi Talya- you may substitute yogurt


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

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

  18. #
    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!


    • 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.


  19. #
    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


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

      sounds like a good plan. Thanks Teresa!


  20. #
    Raquelposted April 20, 2013 at 9:40 pm

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


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

      Great to hear! Thanks for reporting back, Raquel!


  21. #
    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! :)


    • Sallyreplied on April 22nd, 2013 at 2:03 pm

      mmmm sounds so good Lizzie!


  22. #
    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!!


    • 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?


      • 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!


  24. #
    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


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

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


  25. #
    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!! =)


    • 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!


  26. #
    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!


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

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


  27. #
    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.


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

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


  28. #
    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!


    • 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!


  29. #
    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.


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

      Hi Amanda! So glad you love these. :)


  30. #
    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! :-)


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

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


  31. #
    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!


    • 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.


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

        Okay thanks again Sally!! :)

  32. #
    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!


    • 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!


  33. #
    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 :(


    • 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.


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

        Ok thanks for the reply!

  34. #
    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.



    • 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.


      • 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.

  35. #
    95 September 27, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    Looks really yummy and healthy too! love it.


  36. #
    Aimeeposted November 24, 2013 at 3:03 pm

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


  37. #
    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!


    • 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!


  38. #
    Amyposted December 30, 2013 at 4:37 pm

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


    • 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!


    • 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!


  40. #
    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!


    • 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:
    P.S. You have been duly credited!
    P.p.s. Many congratulations on your book. I saw your instagram update, it looks FAB!


    • 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!


      • 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 ! :)

  42. #
    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?


    • 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!


  43. #
    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?



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

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


  44. #
    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??



  45. #
    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!!


  46. #
    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


    • 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.


  47. #
    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! :)


  48. #
    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!


    • 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.



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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,


    • 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!


    • 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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    Mollyposted January 19, 2015 at 10:01 pm

    Hello there! These look delicious! I was wondering if there was something I could substitute for the egg white as I do not eat eggs…is there a vegan substitute? Or would it be terrible to leave it out?


    • Sallyreplied on January 20th, 2015 at 9:31 am

      Do not leave out the egg. I would try a vegan “flax” egg substitute. 1 Tablespoon ground flax mixed with 2.5 Tablespoons of warm water. Let sit until thickened. Then use in the recipe. This replaces 1 egg. It would be fine to replace the 1 egg white in this recipe.


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