#Recipe: Blood Orange & Dark Chocolate Chip Muffins

by Melissa on November 21, 2012

I’m sure that from the title of this recipe your first instinct was to think “Oh, that’s got Chobani in it!” right? Hehe, I thought so.

It does. Of course. I’ve found that Chobani really is a perfect compliment to so many recipes I love. Especially ones that tend to be a little less friendly to those of us watching our calorie intake. Substituting a cup of Greek yogurt for a cup of cream can mean the difference between 41 grams of saturated fat or not – and several hundred calories. (And roughly half that difference when you substitute it for whole milk.)

I decided to experiment with flavors here and this won…and I’m willing to bet that the next time I make it, adding pistachios will happen. (I’m a huge fan of a cup of blood orange Cho and some pistachios.)

I hope you enjoy them. I’ll be making a glaze for them next time, just to bring out the orange zest just a little bit more. ;) If you haven’t already seen them, don’t forget to check out the recipes for Buttered Pecan Vanilla Cranberry Sauce and Brown Butter Vanilla Pecan Pie I posted yesterday, too. I’m on a Thanksgiving rampage, of course.

I hope you all have a beautifully relaxing and peaceful Thanksgiving! I know that tomorrow will be just another day I’m thankful for everything in my life, including those of you who have supported me. I’m truly grateful.

Recipe: Blood Orange & Dark Chocolate Chip Muffins

Recipe: Blood Orange & Dark Chocolate Chip Muffins


  • 1 C whole wheat flour
  • 1 C almond flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 C. sugar
  • 1 C. Blood Orange Chobani
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 C. vanilla almond milk
  • 1 C. dark chocolate chips
  • T tbs. orange zest


  1. Preheat the oven to 400ยบ.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mix the first six (6) dry ingredients until all lumps are gone.
  3. Fold in one (1) single cup serving of Chobani Blood Orange Greek yogurt.
  4. Add the almond milk and egg and whisk until smooth.
  5. Add the orange zest.
  6. Grease a 12-muffin pan and pour the batter into each cup until full.
  7. Bake for 18 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.
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{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

Andrea November 21, 2012 at 5:20 am

So smart to use the chobani! You could do this with all kinds of flavors!! The muffins look amazingly yum :-)


Melissa November 21, 2012 at 7:34 am
Angela @ Happy Fit Mama November 21, 2012 at 5:33 am

Girl, Blood Orange Chobani is my FAVORITE flavor! Pinning and making asap! Thanks!


Melissa November 21, 2012 at 6:36 pm

It’s my favorite flavor, too! Try it alone with 1/4 cup of pistachios. Ohmigod. ;)


Allison @ Life's a Bowl November 21, 2012 at 6:04 am

Just pinned this & planning to make it soon! Yummm :)


Kelly @ Laughter, Strength, and Food November 21, 2012 at 6:31 am

These look wonderful!!


Erica { EricaDHouse.com } November 21, 2012 at 6:37 am

Don’t have almond flour but I think I’ll try just using 2 cups of whole wheat flour – can’t wait to try!


Melissa November 21, 2012 at 6:36 pm

I haven’t tried it with all whole wheat flour. The almond meal helps with the fluffiness and gives it a little added flavor. :)


Lisa @ RunWiki November 21, 2012 at 7:59 am

Brillant! They look amazing, perfect breakfast for my kids when we are rushing out the door.


Kierston November 21, 2012 at 9:13 am

These look great! We don’t have Chobani where I’m from!


Melissa November 21, 2012 at 6:35 pm

That’s a travesty! They need to get on that!


jobo November 21, 2012 at 10:23 am

DROOL!!! MUST MAKE THESE! I LOVE using Chobani too, in any recipe I possibly can. Such flavor and moisture and so versatile!!


Melissa November 21, 2012 at 6:34 pm

Exactly, and if you’re trying to watch your sugar intake on a daily basis (like me), adding it to recipes rather than eating a full cup alone is a great way to do that. :) I have Cho alone about two times a week. :)


Kat November 21, 2012 at 10:56 am

Ooh what a cool idea with the Cho!!


Laura @ scribbles and sass November 21, 2012 at 11:52 am

Come make me muffins! Thanks in advance ;)
They look delicious, girl!


Amy November 21, 2012 at 2:17 pm

These look wonderful! So funny that “Blood Orange” is totally synonymous with Chobani. In fact, we could have sworn that it was already in the title! haha

Have a very happy Thanksgiving. :)



Melissa November 21, 2012 at 6:33 pm

Hahahaha, most of my recipes probably should have “Chobani” in the title. ;) Happy Thanksgiving, girl!


Danielle @ itsaharleyyylife November 21, 2012 at 7:32 pm

i’m not a big fan of the blood orange.. i mean i like it.. but i like a lot of other flavors more. i love the idea of substituting yogurt to make it healthier! (:


Christine @ Love, Life, Surf November 22, 2012 at 12:33 am

This looks so yummy and I love Chobani blood orange too! Can’t wait to make these. So, sub for almond flour? Do you think coconut or quinoa flour would work?


Miranda March 29, 2013 at 5:20 pm

These were delicious! I used Stevia instead of regular sugar. Do you know the nutritional info on these?


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