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Choco-Lowfat Muffins

What you need: 

1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup sugar substitute
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup low-fat vanilla soy yogurt
2/3 cup nondairy milk (I use soy)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup carob chips

What you do: 

1. Preheat oven to 400ºF and line muffin cups with paper baking cups. In a medium bowl, stir together the flours, vegan sugars, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
2. Stir in the soy yogurt, milk and vanilla extract, add chips just until combined. Do not beat. Fill the muffin cups 2/3 full with batter.
3. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool slightly in the pans on wire racks. Remove from the pans. Serve warm.
Cover and store at room temperature, or freeze in an airtight container for longer storage. A little over 100 calories a piece.

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12

SO HOW'D IT GO?

For me these didn't turn out as well as I'd hoped.  The batter was absolutely delicious, but the baked muffins were actually quite tasteless.  The texture was fine, so maybe the sugar substitute that I used (Tesco's own) just wasn't sweet enough.  I might try again, using real sugar for the whole amount and see if it improves the result.

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I'd like to make these, but does anyone know why there is granulated sugar and a sugar subsitute in the recipe? I'm confused!

probably to make them have fewer calories, since the sugar substitute is most likely something like splenda or that other stuff, (i cant remember what its called but a lot of people on here use it ) which have zero calories.

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I'd like to make these, but does anyone know why there is granulated sugar and a sugar subsitute in the recipe? I'm confused!

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I have just made these muffins and they taste wonderful!  I used rice flour instead of all-purpose (as I didn't have any), and added an extra 1/2 tsp vanilla essence as I used plain soya yogurt.. and the muffins taste more carob-y than chocolate but nevertheless they are lovely :)

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