Curb your sweet cravings while you’re on a diet with this Chocolate Weight Watchers Muffins recipe. It’s great if you’re not dieting too.
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I love dessert. It’s sometimes the only reason I even eat dinner. Okay, not really, but some people might disagree. If you’re worried about your waistline, you might be cutting out dessert. You don’t have to. You just have to be smarter about what you choose for dessert, by making our Chocolate Weight Watchers Muffins recipe.
These are mini muffins. But honestly, that’s enough. When I want dessert, I really just want a bite of something sweet. And these fit that bill perfectly.
Plus, since they’re so easy to make, you can make them in no time. And that makes it so easy to reach for these instead of grabbing something that’s not as great for you.
This recipe has been on Drugstore Divas for quite a while. And in that time, I’ve gotten a lot of questions about these muffins. So I decided to edit this post and update it with a bunch of frequently asked questions.
If you have any questions, scroll down to the end of the recipe and you’ll be able to check out the questions there. If you have additional questions that weren’t answered, just leave them in the comments. I’ll respond to you in the comments, and then I’ll add your question to the FAQ section of the post with all the others.
If you found this recipe because you are starting Weight Watchers, you’re in luck. We have a great post with 9 Tips For Getting Started On Weight Watchers to get you started on your journey.
Chocolate Weight Watchers Muffins Recipe
These Chocolate Muffins from cake mix, yogurt, and water will be your new go to dessert recipe.
Chocolate Weight Watchers Muffins Recipe Ingredients:
How To Make Chocolate Weight Watchers Muffins:
Pre-heat the oven to 350 F.
Put the cake mix, yogurt, and water into a bowl.
Mix the three ingredients together until combined. Make sure the batter is free of any lumps, but don’t over mix the batter.
Spoon mix into a mini muffin pan until each cavity is about 2/3 full.
Bake about 14 minutes.
Remove from the oven when you can stick a toothpick in and it comes out clean.
This recipe yields about 48 mini muffins, so you’ll have to bake two batches. The second batch will take a little less time to bake (about 12 minutes).
Cool on a wire rack.
How many points are these Weight Watchers Chocolate Muffins?
We originally made these WW Chocolate Muffins when Freestyle Points were the current program. So, these Chocolate Muffins are only 1.5 Weight Watchers Freestyle Points each.
The programs have changed since then to myWW Smartpoints. These are 2 myWW Smartpoints per muffin (on the myWW Blue Plan, myWW Green Plan, and the myWW Purple Plan).
The points are based on the fact that Chocolate Weight Watchers Muffins recipes makes about 48 mini muffins. If you end up making less, be sure to calculate the points with your WW app or calculator before adding the points to your day.
Chocolate Weight Watchers Muffins FAQ’s
Our WW Muffins recipes have been pinned hundreds of thousands of times. In that time, of course, I’ve gotten a lot of questions about them. So, I figured it was time to put together an FAQ section.
If you have any other questions, be sure to leave it in a comment below and I’ll reply and then update this section.
These Chocolate Weight Watchers Muffins freeze really well. I’ve personally never had any trouble with them getting any sort of freezer burn.
You will want to wait until they’re completely cooled before putting them in a freezer-safe bag. If you don’t wait, you’ll run the risk of the Chocolate Weight Watchers Muffins sticking together.
You could also line a freezer-safe container with a row of these, top with parchment paper, and then put another row of these chocolate muffins on top. Then, close the container.
That would give you a better chance of these holding shape in the freezer. I know sometimes if I toss soft food in a bag and then toss the bag in the freezer, it has the potential to get squished.
For these muffins, I prefer to use a 100 calorie vanilla yogurt. I feel like it complements the chocolate cake mix without taking away from it.
I have a lemon version of these and a lemon yogurt works best in that one. Any complementary flavors work best.
Although honestly, there’s no wrong way to make these. So if you want to go with a cherry yogurt and make these more of a chocolate cherry muffin, have at it.
Actually, I might have to make that combination next.
Speaking of the yogurt, this calls for 100 calorie yogurt to keep the recipe Weight Watchers friendly (since that’s how it was originally intended). But if you aren’t on Weight Watchers, you can make this Chocolate Weight Watchers Muffins recipe with a full-fat yogurt. It wouldn’t change the amount of muffins or the amount of rise, at all, but it would change the point value.
And, while we’re on the topic of varying the recipe, Betty noted in the comments that she actually makes this recipe but instead of 1 cup of water, she uses 3/4 cup of coffee and 1/4 cup of water. She said it doesn’t make the chocolate muffins taste like coffee. She did say that it enhances the chocolate flavor.
And I love chocolate, so I’m definitely going to have to try that soon.
If you’re on Weight Watchers, you can make the coffee swap without worrying about points. Coffee is zero points on Weight Watchers. What usually gets coffee drinkers is the sugar, but you’re not adding any sugar to this so you should be fine.
If you do try this, I would go with a mild coffee. I love a strong cup of coffee (that’s all we have in this house), but a strong coffee could potentially add a nutty flavor to these muffins. Which sounds delicious, but might not be what you’re going for.
You definitely can. A sugar free cake mix won’t change the consistency of the muffins, but it may change the points if you’re on Weight Watchers.
I’ll be honest. I’ve never made these as full-sized muffins. But, if I had to estimate, the batter will make about 16 full-sized muffins. So that would make each full-sized muffin about 4.5 points.
Double check that with your Weight Watchers app, though, before adding it to your day.
Want more Weight Watchers Muffin recipes?
- 1 box chocolate cake mix
- 1 cup water
- 1 small container (5.3oz) 100 calorie yogurt
- Pre-heat the oven to 350.
- Put the three ingredients into a bowl. Mix the three ingredients together until combined.
- Spoon mix into a mini muffin pan until each cavity is about 2/3 full.
- Bake about 14 minutes. The second batch will cook a little less (about 12 minutes).
Serving Size2 muffins
Amount Per Serving Calories 5Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 10mgCarbohydrates 1gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 0g
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