Thursday, April 5, 2012

Chocolate Chocolate-Chip Muffins

After a week or two of making
roasted vegetables (soggy), 
Kahlua butter (bitter),
and a few other assorted dishes which, let's just say, did not make the castle hit parade in this queenie's opinion, I was oh so happy to stumble upon these chocolatey muffins.  I'm almost positive the recipe came from this book because I found the almost identical recipe here.   But there are a few differences  between the two versions and I made a change or two myself, so for the sake of simplicity I'll type in the recipe the way I made it.  

Never forget:  a chocolate breakfast is a happy breakfast.  Walker.  2012.  You may quote me.

2/3 c. cocoa powder
1 3/4 c. flour
1 c. lightly packed brown sugar
1 t. baking powder
1 t. baking soda
3/4 t. salt
1 c. chocolate chips  (I may increase this to 1 1/2 c. next time)
2 eggs
1 c. milk
2 t. vanilla
2 t. vinegar
1 stick (8 T. ) butter, melted
(optional:  3/4 t. espresso powder.  I didn't add, but may next time)

In large bowl, mix together cocoa, flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, chocolate chips, and espresso powder, if using.  Make a well in the center and dump in eggs, milk, vanilla, vinegar, and melted butter.  Stir just until mixed.  Ladle batter into well-greased muffin cups (mine filled 16 cups).  Bake 10 - 15 minutes at 400 degrees, until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  (Mine took 10 or 11 minutes, but if you fill your muffin cups very full and make fewer muffins, expect them to take a bit longer to cook.)  The book's recipe warns you that these will burn around the edges if you bake them too long, so take a peek toward the end as a safeguard.  Remove from oven and turn out of muffin tin after five or ten minutes.

Christ is risen.  He is risen indeed!



Blogger ~~louise~~ said...

Oh goodness, these muffins hit a nerve. I have been seeking the ultimate Chocolate Chip Muffin ever since I "retired." The cafeteria at the newspaper I worked at offered the very best! I am so saving this recipe Lynn. (it may be a while before I get to it but, iI will!)

Thank you so much for sharing and A Blessed Easter to you and yours:) Louise

April 5, 2012 at 7:43 PM  
Blogger Farm Girl said...

Well they look wonderful. I haven't made muffins in so long. I need to whip some up. :) Have a lovely Easter, Lynn.

April 6, 2012 at 4:55 PM  
Anonymous Alison said...

It is always nice to have a success in the kitchen after a few failed attempts - I totally hear ya!

April 7, 2012 at 5:10 PM  
Blogger The Bumbles said...

Is it bad if I eat these for breakfast and those cookie-dough brownies for dessert in the same day?

April 8, 2012 at 6:35 PM  
Blogger Janet Rudolph said...

Love these muffins and the Kahlua butter..well.. OMG.. all I can say.

April 10, 2012 at 8:30 AM  
Blogger said...

I'm all about chocolate in any form for my breakfast. The recipe looks yummy!

April 15, 2012 at 7:13 PM  

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