This crowd-pleasing recipe is chocolately but not too sweet -- making these muffins perfect for breakfast or any other time of day.
7.9 ounces all-purpose flour (about 1 3/4 cups)
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup warm water
1/4 cup canola oil
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate minichips, divided
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 400°.
Weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 5 ingredients (through salt) in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Make a well in center of mixture. Combine 1 cup water and next 4 ingredients (through egg) in a bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Stir in 1/4 cup minichips. Add oil mixture to flour mixture, stirring just until moist.
Place 12 muffin-cup liners in muffin cups, and coat liners with cooking spray. Divide batter evenly among prepared muffin cups. Sprinkle remaining 1/4 cup minichips evenly over batter. Bake at 400° for 15 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes in pan on a wire rack.
I can't rate these "Worthy of a Special Occasion" because they're just too easy and too yummy not to make a regular feature in your kitchen, especially if you swap some of the all-purpose flour for whole wheat flour (I did 1 c. AP to 3/4 c. WW). They still come out moist and delicious, not too sweet, and look exactly like the picture in the magazine. Love these!
Used 1C AP flour and 3/4 C white whole wheat. I also double the amount of chocolate chips in the batter itself. They were good, but my boyfriend said they were a little bland. Will probably add more brown sugar next time.
These have a wonderful chocolate flavor and the perfect sweetness. The best is that they really do look just like the picture :) Don't forget to use the cooking spray and coat the liners though. Especially with the chips they really stick if you don't. (Ooops).