March 6, 2012

Chocolate Chunk Muffins

I have a confession to make.  This recipe was created because of a mistake.  I accidentally doubled the amount of butter.  Yes, doubled.  There were other aspects of this recipe that I intended to change (I hadn't been to the grocery store in a while, I was craving chocolate, and, so, I had to improvise).  But, I definitely did not mean to double the amount of butter.

Needless to say, that did not hurt this recipe.  They turned out pretty amazingly, I have to say.  You definitely should not take my word for it, though!
These will satiate any chocolate cravings you might be having today... or any day!

You'll need:
1 1/2 cups (300 g) flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/3 cup (35 g) cocoa powder
1/2 cup (100 g) sugar
1 cup (200 g) chocolate chips
1/3 cup (50 g) chopped nuts (optional)
1 egg
1/2 cup (125 g) butter, melted
1 1/4 cup (300 ml) milk

PREP: Preheat oven to 390 F (200 C).  Grease muffin tin or prepare paper liners.  If your nuts are not pre-chopped, go ahead and chop them.

DRY INGREDIENTS: In a medium bowl, place flour, baking powder, salt, cocoa powder, and sugar.
Whisk lightly until uniform.  Add chocolate chips and nuts.

LIQUID INGREDIENTS: In a large bowl, beat the egg.  Whisk in butter and milk.

COMBINE: Gradually stir dry mixture into the liquid mixture until integrated.

BAKE: Place 1/3 cup of batter into each muffin tin.
Bake for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out dry.

YIELD: 12 muffins

I love muffins, in general, because they're super easy to give away.  That's a big help when you love baking and you don't want to have to eat the whole batch :)

So, if you were to drop by our place today, you'd get a warm cup of tea and a chocolate chunk muffin!

Happy Tuesday, everyone!