I recently won a cookbook from Carole over at Carole's Chatter. If you don't know Carole, please stop by her blog, she always shares so many wonderful things! This cookbook was so fun for me to win because it was a MUFFIN cookbook, perfect for me! I'm definitely looking forward to trying more of the recipes in this cookbook because they are just a little bit different from what I am used to.... the recipes are from New Zealand!
The first recipe I tried is Double Chocolate Muffins. Reasons for trying this recipe are obvious by the name, right? I have to tell ya, just from the batter, I knew they were going to be chocolatey bliss. Once sitting down to enjoy the finished product, they have the perfect crisp muffin top, and moist inside. And definitely, the right amount of chocolate!
Double Chocolate Muffins Adapted from (Marvellous Muffins by Alison Holst)
1 3/4 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup baking cocoa
7 Tbsp butter
1 cup yogurt (I used Greek Strawberry Yogurt)
1/2 cup milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/3 cup mini chocolate chips
1/4 cup white coarse sugar (optional)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray 12 muffin cups with non-stick spray; set aside. In large mixing bowl, sift dry ingredients.
In medium sauce pan, melt butter. After melted, let set for 5 minutes to cool. To the melted butter, add egg, yogurt, milk, and vanilla. Stir until smooth. Add the butter mixture to the dry ingredients. Fold together until all ingredients are moistened. Do NOT over mix. Divide mixture evenly into prepared muffin cups. Sprinkle each muffin with chocolate chips and coarse sugar.
Bake for 10-12 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool in muffin pan for 5 minutes, then transfer to cooling rack.
Enjoy as many of them as you like, then repeat with another batch! (optional)
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