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Chocolate Orange Marbled Muffins

Yields: 12 Muffins

Adapted from Sally’s Baking Addiction

Ingredients

For the Chocolate Batter:

⅓ cup all-purpose flour

⅓ cup cocoa powder

¼ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon baking powder

½ teaspoon baking soda

½ cup plain Greek yogurt

¼ cup applesauce

1 egg white

6 tablespoons granulated sugar

2 tablespoons honey

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

⅓ cup chocolate chips

For the Orange Batter

⅔ cup all-purpose flour

¼ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon baking powder

½ teaspoon baking soda

½ cup plain Greek yogurt

¼ cup applesauce

1 egg white

2 tablespoons granulated sugar

2 tablespoons honey

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 tablespoon grated orange zest

⅓ cup pecans, chopped (optional)

Directions

  1. Grease a 12-count muffin tin. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Make the chocolate batter. Whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. In a separate bowl, mix together the yogurt, applesauce, egg white, sugar, honey, and vanilla extract.
  3. Add the dry ingredients to the wet until just combined. Don’t over-mix! Fold in the chocolate chips.
  4. Make the orange batter. Whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. In a separate bowl, mix together the yogurt, applesauce, egg white, sugar, honey, vanilla extract, and orange zest.
  5. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and stir until just combined. Fold in the chopped pecans.
  6. Add a spoonful of chocolate batter to each well of the muffin tins. Add a spoonful of orange batter. Alternate until you run out of batter.
  7. Bake at 425 degrees for 5 minutes, then lower the oven temperature to 375, and bake for another 13 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.
  8. Let cool and serve!