March 25, 2010
I love chocolate. Well, I actually love any dessert. As far as desserts go, chocolate could be worse for you. It’s healthy antioxidants, along with dark chocolate’s low sugar content, make it reasonable! Cocoa powder is fat-free and packs a punch of flavor; it’s downright healthy! Clearly I’m in the same school of thought as my friend M-; her health food is creme brulee. How? Well, there’s protein from the eggs and calcium from the cream!
However, these chocolate muffins are (relatively) healthy. I was walking through the hallways of my school when an intense craving for a chocolate-chocolate muffin hit me. Our school sells Sara Lee muffins which are huge, oily, and about 500 calories each. Dunkin Donuts sells delicious ‘muffins,’ but in reality those baked goods are more like cake. Instead, I pulled out flour, cocoa powder, and chocolate chips as soon as I got home and got to work. A little tweaking resulted in a healthier muffin that was still chocolaty and indulgent. What’s more, they have my brother’s stamp of approval, which is no small matter, I assure you.