Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Double Chocolate BlueBran Muffins

3 WWPP Posted by 8 years ago 6 Comments

I miss baking. :( With my full time job I haven’t had time experiment like I used to. So when the little guy asked to make muffins the other day I hit the pantry, used a mix and put my own spin on it to appease the “from scratch” gene my mom passed on.

We used another VitaMix from Vitalicious. This time the BlueBran. Alone it’s good but not my favorite. It’s super sweet with a very bran texture which is fine but I thought adding a little chocolate would make it even better. I’m happy to say I was right. ;)

The toddler and I have been snacking on these for a few days. The size is right, the cocoa powder balances the sweetness and the additional blueberries and chocolate chips give you a surprise in every bite.

You do need the mix for this recipe and you can purchase it online by clicking here. Be sure to use my Roni’sWeigh code for 10% off anything in the Vitalicious online store.

Here’s what little guy and I did…Double Chocolate BlueBran Muffins

  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 1/4 cup water
  • 1 box of BlueBran VitaMix (Muffin Mix)
  • 4 tbsp Dark Chocolate Unsweetened Cocoa Powder (20g)
  • 1/2 cup frozen wild blueberries (70g)
  • 2 tbsp mini chocolate chips (28g)

Preheat the oven to 400 F.

Line a standard 12 cup muffin pan with baking cups.

Whisk together the egg white and water until frothy.

Add the Mix, cocoa powder, chips and blueberries to the egg whites and mix well.

Scoop about 3 tablespoons of batter into each baking cup.

Bake for 23-27 minutes until firm.

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Disclosure: Vitalicious is a paying sponsor of Roni’s Weigh. They do send me free products from time to time but the opinions expressed in the post, as always, are my own. I am a fan of their mixes because they are one of the few I can find that are made with whole grains.

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
12 1 Muffin
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
120 1g 7g old: 2 new: 3
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
14g 0g 28g 3g

See other recipes using: blueberries, cake mix, chocolate chips, cocoa powder, VitaMix

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    March 28, 2010

    I love the vita mixes, they are great! These look fantastic, I can't wait to try them, thanks!

    Nicole P

    March 28, 2010

    I am scared to try anymore vitamix things- I got a mix for their brownies and I hated it. Me, my husband, and sister agreed it was like eating a vitamin (wasn't very tasty). Maybe I got a bad batch or maybe the taste is just wrong for me or something because everyone else seems to love their products. Maybe one day I'll have the courage to try a muffin mix.


    March 29, 2010

    Roni, these look delicious. I'll definitely give them a try. Nicole, I'm a fan of the Vitalicious products but can't stand the brownie mix either. On the chocolate side, I think that the chocolate muffin mix (with a few chocolate chips added) and the dark chocolate pomegranate brownies (not a mix) are very good.


    March 29, 2010

    Nicole - I do think these are hit or miss with a lot of folks. I do like the brownie ones too. This blueBran mix has a funky texture and is really sweet. Out of all the mixes I agree with Lori, the choc muffin mix is the best. I also like the corn but it's real sweet too. I'm not a fan of the banana nut at all! It has a real nasty aftertaste.


    March 29, 2010

    I'm a fan of the banana nut mix. I do doctor it up though (add a mashed ripe banana, a teaspoon of vanilla extract, and 1/2 cup walnut or pecan pieces).


    March 29, 2010

    That's a good idea! It may help the artificial sweetener taste.