Light White Chocolate Chocolate Muffins

light white chocolate muffins

Muffins are a favorite of mine though I rarely make them.  In fact, let me tell you a little story about why I adore muffins, especially chocolate muffins.   I went to Catholic schools all of my life.  From the uniforms to the mid-day masses, I was truly a product of that system.  In grade school, my friends and I had a cool after school ritual.  The ones of us who could not be picked up right after school because our parents were working 9 to 5s would walk to a local cafe called Fresh Starts where they served???  Yep you guessed it, muffins.

light white chocolate muffins

These light white chocolate chocolate muffins were the best muffins ever.  They were plump, light, filled with flavor and my very best friend after a long day of fractions and science fair projects.  I went back and forth between ordering the blueberry muffin, which was epic, and the deep and rich chocolate muffin.  I always asked if my waiter could warm it up a little so I could slather on my butter, and he always did.  That’s called customer service people!  I would sit with my friends and eat heavenly muffins then head to the library to study.

I have always wanted to duplicate that feeling I received from those chocolate muffins.  The decadence, the richness and the pure comfort always made them seem like the perfect snack.  These get pretty close my friends and the best part is they are lighter with hardly any fat.  I also added in a bonus of white chocolate chips to jazz them up a bit!  So take a snowy day and make these.  Eat them warm with a tiny slather of earth balance or a lighter butter and sink into them remembering how much your hips will thank you later.

light white chocolate muffins

Light White Chocolate Chocolate Muffins

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 16 muffins

Light White Chocolate Chocolate Muffins


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup plan greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3/4 cup low fat or vegan milk (I used coconut milk)
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Add both flours, cocoa powder, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt to a large bowl and whisk together to blend.
  3. Next add in greek yogurt, olive oil, milk, vanilla extract and half of the white chocolate chips and whisk together until mixture is well combined.
  4. Using a retractable ice cream scooper, scoop batter into muffin/cupcake liners in a muffin pan and top with remaining white chocolate chips and bake for 15-17 minutes.
  5. Remove muffins and cool for 10 minutes and serve. I really enjoyed these slightly warm.
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  1. I would have loved to indulge in muffins after school. These sound perfect and I especially love that you used coconut milk!

    • Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) says:

      Thanks so much Megan! I love using coconut milk in things. I almost use it exclusively now!

  2. Light chocolate muffins with white chocolate??? I’m so in!

  3. I went to Catholic school too!!

    and omg these muffins. *faceplant*

  4. Whoa these look so good, I bet these would taste great with a slather of coconut butter!!!

  5. Hahha, it’s so funny you said you went to Catholic schools. I went to an all girls Anglican school and had to do the whole uniform and masses thing too for 7 years! I love having muffins for breakfasts!! They are seriously a great treat! These look so good and will make any morning fabulous. (PS: I might also be posting a skinny white chocolate muffin tomorrow :O )

    • Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) says:

      Ha, We must be thinking the same! Hahaha love it! And I can’t wait to see your gorgeous mufins!

  6. Looks like we’re on the same muffin wavelength today (which is a great wavelength to be on :)). I LOVE chocolate muffins and love that these are extra chocolatey!

  7. I always wished I went to a Catholic school when I was little… just so I didn’t have to pick out when I was wearing everyday and I am sure you wished the opposite! haha These muffins look SO GOOD! A warmed up muffin with butter is the only way to go! I love the pop of white with the chocolate chips! And they are light… even better!

    • Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) says:

      That is so funny Ally because I always wished I didn’t go to Catholic schools haha. I adore butter on my muffins too!

  8. light. chocolate. muffin. I am ALL over that

  9. My lips (and hips) really appreciate you Jocelyn. Yum – eeee,

  10. I could so go for a few of these, a big mug of coffee and fire to warm up in front of right now! They look to die for Jocelyn!

  11. Yes to muffins…especially chocolate. These look awesome J :)

  12. Aww you have a very fond memory of your school days! You inspired me to start reheating my muffins! I gotta try slathering with butter too. Thanks for the little but GREAT tip! ;) These muffins look yummy!

  13. My kids will eat the whole batch of these muffins if I don’t restrain them. I would, too. Can’t go wrong with chocolate.

  14. School memories are the best! In prep school, which would be the American equivalent to I think middle school, my friends and I would walk to the bakery beside school that served fresh bread with baked cheese inside. It sounds so simple, but I have never been able to replicate it, and the memory is so current on my mind. If I ever go back to that country I hope that bakery is still open! Anyway, this cupcakes look really delicious and you certainly can’t go wrong for me with both chocolate and white chocolate! I love that it’s light; I’ve been looking for a light treat to enjoy without all that terrible guilt. Pinning this!

  15. So happy to be here visiting your blog now:) Love your layout and design.. and love your recipes:) Isn’t baking just the best?! I used to go for muffins every Friday morning before teaching.. I loved that! I shall have to begin a new tradition!! xx

    • Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) says:

      Thanks so much Barbara! I really appreciate the visit and I loved that your Friday morning ritual began with morning muffins!

  16. These muffins look delicious, Jocelyn! I’m saving a to-do list for things to make after I lose my extra holiday pounds and I’m adding this recipe to the list. Great post and beautiful photos!

  17. I loved this story! The idea of slightly warmed muffins with butter sounds amazing. Our own after school ritual was to walk to the little convenience store down the street, and buy jars of pickles. We were obsessed with pickles! We’d sit on a bench and share a jar of pickles–such weirdos. Muffins seems like a much better idea.

    • Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) says:

      I think I was sort of obsessed with pickles too at one point. They were just so good and comforting when I ate them. Thanks so much Alejandra!

  18. At this time I am going away to do my breakfast, after having my breakfast coming again to
    read other news.

  19. Muffins are my favorite breakfast food, and even better these are “light” which is what I need during the beginning of the day. Looks great!

  20. These look too good to be true! I can’t believe they are “skinny” and so chocolatey!

  21. I love muffins, too! I think it is because they are easier to make skinny without sacrificing flavor or texture. :) These look so moist! Chocolate for breakfast? Don’t mind if I do!

    • Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) says:

      Same here Mary! I think that you can still keep so much of the flavor but can make it lighter with just a few changes!

  22. These look so soft and chocolatey! Random question: Does coconut milk taste like coconut?

    • Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) says:

      Thanks so much Krystle. It has hints of coconut flavor for sure but not overwhelming when baked with.

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