Dark Chocolate Raspberry Muffins

Dark chocolate raspberry muffins made with delicious fresh raspberries, teasing little pieces of dark chocolate and a sensational moist centre for only 200 calories each!

Dark chocolate raspberry muffins. Made with delicious fresh raspberries, combined with teasing little pieces of dark chocolate and with a sensational moist centre. And all that for only 200 calories each!

These decadent dark chocolate raspberry muffins are so quick and easy to make. If you love chocolate and raspberries then you’ll love this recipe!

Also, as they’re stuffed full of little chocolate pieces I definitely think that kids will love them too!

Folks, the soft fruit harvest here in Scotland has been so good this year that Lynne and I have been loving all the baskets of fresh strawberries and fresh raspberries that we’ve been getting through.

I already made great use of fresh strawberries with the delicious strawberry chia overnight oats breakfast recipe published last week so I couldn’t let those equally delicious fresh raspberries be all alone could I?

Dark chocolate raspberry muffins. Made with delicious fresh raspberries, combined with teasing little pieces of dark chocolate and with a sensational moist centre. And all that for only 200 calories each!

To keep things as simple and as easy as possible I used my classic method of combining one bowl of wet ingredients with one bowl of dry ingredients for these dark chocolate raspberry muffins.

You’ll find I use this tried and tested simple method with many of my other muffin recipes too. Here’s some that you might like to try :-

Banana Blueberry Breakfast Muffins  – say “hello” and “good morning” to these healthier, delicious breakfast muffins.

Low Fat Banana Peanut Butter Muffins – just 184 calories each and made with delicious peanut butter and sweet tasting bananas.

Gluten Free Chocolate And Beetroot Muffins – deliciously moist with a fluffy textured centre and oozing with chocolate taste.

When I took these dark chocolate raspberry muffins into my work for their usual “taste testing” they went down really well. In fact some said these were their most favourite muffins I’d made yet!

Tell me folks what’s your most favourite muffins? I’d love to see if I might be able to recreate them!

Dark chocolate raspberry muffins. Made with delicious fresh raspberries, combined with teasing little pieces of dark chocolate and with a sensational moist centre. And all that for only 200 calories each!

So, I mentioned in the strawberry chia overnight oats recipe that when I lived in Dundee, one of the jobs I used to do was to go and pick the soft fruits from local farms for supermarkets to earn some extra pocket money when they were in season.

A lot of the soft fruits also went into jam making and in Dundee there used to be a huge jam making industry. Indeed Dundee was once famous for its’ jute, jam and journalism. Sadly all those industries are now all gone except for journalism.

Talking of jobs, I also mentioned in that post that I would be out on the road travelling around Scotland and I’ll actually be in Dundee in a couple of weeks time.

This week it’s Inverness and Aberdeen. This was the view in Inverness, looking down the River Ness. We had amazing weather and sudden heatwave that came on!

View looking down the River Ness

Next week I’m off to Ayr and then Kirkcaldy, continuing with the work project I’m currently running.

Kirkcaldy is where I spent the first 8 years of my life before moving to Gibraltar, where my father was posted whilst he was in the Royal Navy. It’s been years since I was back in Kirkcaldy.

I’m grateful for this opportunity to get out and about and travel the beautiful country that I live in.

Dark chocolate raspberry muffins. Made with delicious fresh raspberries, combined with teasing little bites of dark chocolate and with a sensational moist center. And all that for only 200 calories each!
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Dark Chocolate Raspberry Muffins
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 
Dark chocolate raspberry muffins. Delicious fresh raspberries, combined with teasing little bites of dark chocolate and with a sensational moist centre.
Course: Home Baking
Servings: 12 Muffins
Calories: 209 kcal
Author: neil@neilshealthymeals.com
Ingredients
  • 250 g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 120 g caster sugar
  • 100 g dark chocolate 70%, finely chopped
  • 1 large eggs
  • 50 ml vegetable oil
  • 100 ml Plain Yogurt 0% fat
  • 200 g fresh raspberries
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 200C / Fan 180C
  2. Line muffin tray with paper cases.
  3. Sieve flour into a large bowl, add the bicarbonate of soda, sugar and chopped dark chocolate.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix in the egg, vegetable oil and yogurt.
  5. Fold these wet ingredients carefully into the dry ingredients, then carefully fold in the raspberries.
  6. Divide the mixture equally between the paper cases.
  7. Bake in the centre of the oven for approximately 15 – 18 minutes. Insert a toothpick (which should come out clean) to check they are cooked.
  8. Allow to cool a little in the muffin tray before removing and allowing to cool completely on a wire rack.
  9. Once cooled completely, store in an airtight sealed container.
Recipe Notes

Store for up to 5 days.

Nutrition Facts
Dark Chocolate Raspberry Muffins
Amount Per Serving
Calories 209 Calories from Fat 67
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.4g 11%
Saturated Fat 2.1g 11%
Cholesterol 16.6mg 6%
Sodium 116.4mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 33.6g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2.1g 8%
Sugars 15.7g
Protein 3.5g 7%
Vitamin A 1%
Vitamin C 7%
Calcium 2%
Iron 4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Dark chocolate raspberry muffins made with delicious fresh raspberries, teasing little pieces of dark chocolate and a sensational moist centre for only 200 calories each!

Right, back to the food for next week.

Tuesday there’s a classic quick healthy beef stroganoff recipe and Thursday a perfect weeknight chicken skewers recipe marinated in a tantalising spicy sweet marinade.

Catch you then!

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Dark chocolate raspberry muffins made with delicious fresh raspberries, teasing little pieces of dark chocolate and a sensational moist centre for only 200 calories each!

Comments

  1. Scotland really is a beautiful country, and that’s great that you are getting the chance to travel a bit for work! I think I have nearly that same photo of the River Ness from our trip to Inverness a few years back. But these muffins. Woah. I love raspberries with chocolate, but I don’t think I’ve ever combined them in muffin form. And I’m totally intrigued! I could see these being great for both breakfast and dessert! Safe travels, Neil, and thanks for sharing this yummy recipe!
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      I’ve very lucky, I know, to be able to live in such a beautiful country. Despite what I say, it isn’t always raining, as the photograph proves! Still, when I got down to Aberdeen two days after taking this picture, it was thoroughly miserable, hence no further pictures on my travels!

      Still, these muffins. Yes. They are delicious and that raspberries and chocolate combination David, you are right I love it too! 🙂

  2. Ben | Havocinthekitchen says:

    Beautiful muffins, Neil! It’s hard to beat the combo of raspberries and chocolate. Personally, I do prefer savory muffins loaded with cheese, nuts, and herbs. When (rarely) I crave for a sweet version, I normally opt for a carrot or lemon one. Also, those beetroot muffins intrigued me:)

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Many thanks Ben! I’ll happily swap you some of these muffins (or my chocolate and beetroot ones) for those savory muffins you mention. I do love a savory muffin too and when you’ve got a good combo of nuts and cheese and herbs, well I’m definitely in!

  3. We were SO close to going raspberry picking last weekend!! I need to make sure we head out this coming weekend instead 😛

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      I’d be so jealous if you got out Raspberry picking Rebecca! Just make sure to keep some for your baking, rather than eating the majority which is what I did! 😆

  4. OH WOW… this is such an amazing combination, I have never used raspberries in muffins so definitely saving this one…chocolate, I eat most of it before putting it into muffins, so this combination should even things out.😁
    You really have a beautiful country….The scenery is absolutely stunning…Love it!!!

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      I would so recommend trying out the chocolate and raspberry combo if you get a chance Ashika.

      And, of course if the chocolate made it that far without you eating it first! 🙂

      Ah, Scotland is such a beautiful country yes. And I know I’m extremely lucky. But today, lol, it’s raining so hard. So not so. 😉

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