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Chocolate Chip Wheat Mini Muffins

These Chocolate Chip Wheat Mini Muffins are one of my family's favorite healthy treats! We bake homemade muffins to use as snacks all the time.

These Chocolate Chip Wheat Mini Muffins are one of my family's favorite healthy treats!

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Why should I try these muffins?

Since I prefer for my kids to eat whole grains, I like changing up regular recipes (like this one from Taste of Home) to include wheat flour and flax seed to add fiber.

These little muffins have the right touch of sweetness and a little chocolate that makes for a great dessert in school lunchboxes. We really like the wheat-y flavor of these and our Whole Wheat Pancakes recipe.

Are these mini chocolate chip muffins budget friendly?

Over the summer, I like to have all the kids do more cooking and baking than we can squeeze in during the school year. Snacks like these Chocolate Chip Wheat Mini Muffins are a frugal and easy way to fill everyone up.

Can kids make these muffins?

This recipe is a great beginner recipe for kids learning to cook or bake. Start your kids off with measuring the ingredients and mixing, and as they get older, they can graduate to using the oven.

It's a great recipe that is pretty forgiving and easy to make. If there's a small error they will still likely come out tasting okay!

Chocolate Chip Wheat Mini Muffins

Chocolate Chip Wheat Mini Muffins - healthy treats for school lunchboxes

How should I bake these chocolate chip wheat mini muffins?

I bought mini muffin pans many years ago, and they've held up so well with all my baking. I just spray them with cooking spray instead of using paper liners.

The kids and I love using a cookie scoop to fill muffin cups (it's also great for pancakes and of course, cookies!).

These Chocolate Chip Wheat Mini Muffins are one of my family's favorite healthy treats!

Do these muffins cool in the pans or should we remove them?

These muffins will pop right out so they can cool on stackable baking racks, which I love because they don't take up much storage space in my tiny kitchen.

Can I freeze these muffins for later use?

Absolutely! We do that a lot during the cooler months so that I don't have to do much baking when it's super hot during the summer.

It's also a nice way to stockpile some easy treats for when those hectic days roll around and there doesn't seem to be as much time for baking up healthy snacks and breakfast options.

For more healthy treats, be sure to check out these recipes on MoneywiseMoms:

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Chocolate Chip Wheat Mini Muffins - healthy treats for school lunchboxes

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Yield: 48 mini muffins

Chocolate Chip Wheat Mini Muffins

Chocolate Chip Wheat Mini Muffins - healthy treats for school lunchboxes

These Chocolate Chip Wheat Mini Muffins are one of my family's favorite healthy treats!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed (optional)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Prepare mini muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat the egg, milk and oil. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
  4. Fold in chocolate chips.
  5. Fill mini muffin cups 3/4 full and bake at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
  6. Cool for 5 minutes before removing to wire rack.

Notes

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

48

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 60Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 59mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 1g
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