Makes 12 muffins

How to Make It

Step 1

In a bowl, mix flour with sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

Step 2

In another bowl, combine applesauce, egg, oil, and almond extract. Beat to blend, then add flour mixture and stir until evenly moistened.

Step 3

Stir in chocolate chips.

Step 4

Spoon the chocolate batter into 12 oiled or paper-lined muffin cups (2 1/2 to 2 3/4 in. wide).

Step 5

Bake in a 350° oven until muffins just begin to pull from pan sides and centers spring back when lightly pressed, about 20 minutes.

Step 6

Cool muffins in pan about 5 minutes, then turn out onto racks. Serve warm or cool.

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