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Lightened-Up Orange Chocolate Chunk Cacao Nib Muffins

A moist & tender whole wheat muffin with a bright orange flavor, studded with chunks of dark chocolate and crunchy cacao nibs. | www.brighteyedbaker.com

Moist & tender whole wheat muffins with a bright orange flavor, studded with chunks of dark chocolate and crunchy cacao nibs. They’re perfect for a breakfast treat that’s not too sweet!

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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF and grease a standard 12-cup muffin tin with nonstick spray.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, orange zest, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the coconut oil and brown sugar until combined. Beat in egg and egg white one at a time, until mixture is smooth. Beat in yogurt and vanilla extract until smoothly combined.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and fold in just until mostly incorporated. Add 5 ounces of chocolate chunks and cacao nibs and fold in just until all ingredients are evenly combined; the batter will be quite thick.
  5. Divide batter evenly between the prepared muffin cups and sprinkle tops with remaining chocolate chunks. Bake at 375ºF for 18-20 minutes, just until a toothpick inserted into the center of one comes out free of batter.
  6. Cool muffins in pan for 5-10 minutes, and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airight container at room temperature.