Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Chocolate Breakfast Muffins

After a few weeks with no blog updates I made it a point to bake up something yummy last night when I got home from class, just so I could remind my readers that I am still here. For Christmas my sister gave me an awesome gift card to King Arthur Flour and I purchased this cookbook with it. The book is packed with hundreds of awesome sounding recipes and I can't wait to start baking my way through the book.

These muffins called for very common ingredients that every pantry should have stock of and were quick and painless to mix together. My husband and I both agree that these muffins are rich, chocolaty and delicious. I will definitely be making these again.

Chocolate Breakfast Muffins
Source: The King Arthur Flour Baker's Companion, The All-Purpose Baking Cookbook, page 66

2/3 cup (2 ounces) cocoa, Dutch-process or natural
1 3/4 cups (7 1/4 ounces) unbleached all-purpose flour
1 1/4 cups (10 ounces) light brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup (6 ounces) chocolate chips
2 large eggs
1 cup (8 ounces) milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 teaspoons vinegar
8 tablespoons (4 ounces) butter or margarine, melted

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the cocoa, flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and chocolate chips. Set aside.

In a large measuring cup or medium sized mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, vanilla, and vinegar. Add the wet ingredients, along with the melted butter, to the dry ingredients, stirring to blend. There's no need to beat these muffins; just make sure everything is well combined.

Scoop the batter into 12 lightly greased muffin cups. Bake the muffins for 15 to 20 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean (watch them closely, as they'll burn around the edges if they bake too long). Remove the muffins from the oven, and after 5 minutes remove them from the pan, allowing them to cool slightly on a wire rack before serving.


Cassi said...

I'm glad my girft card came to good use... but you forgot my little message an it...
"What are you going to bake ME now?


Carrie said...

Those look wonderful! Where did you get your cupcake liners? Those are exactly what I have been looking for!!!

What's Cookin Chicago said...

Looks delicious!!

Spryte said...

I had no idea King Arthur Flour was a whole website!! NICE!!

My chocolate lovers would love those muffins. =)

Anonymous said...

Can't beat a dense chocolate muffin, these look great! :)

Bob said...

Mmmm, chocolate for breakfast. That's what I'm talking about! :)

Anonymous said...

These look great! I love chocolate muffins- any excuse to have chocolate for breakfast!

Jessica said...

YUM! I've been trying to make muffins every weekend and I may just have to try these!

Anonymous said...

Ha! I had the same question as Carrie! Are they cupcake liners, though? Maybe you just put ribbon around? Either way, they are cute!

Kaitlyn said...

These look so good! Love those lines, where'd you find them?

Kel Baking Life said...

me too....where did you get those?

Julie said...

who can resist chocolate for breakfast!!!

Maria said...

Chocolate for breakfast, yum!

pam said...

my family loves costco chocolate muffins, but we don't live close to one, so I will have to give these a try. Thanks

Ashley said...

those do look wonderful! glad to see your back as well.

vanillasugarblog said...

for a while I was looking for a good chocolate-type muffin for the morning. so glad I stumbled upon your wonderful blog!

Multi-tasking Mommy said...

Ok, so my question is what makes these breakfast muffins instead of cupcakes?

We all love a good excuse to have chocolate first thing in the morning!

I love your blog, just found it via a friend!