Easy Chocolate Muffins

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Something about homemade chocolate muffins just makes me feel full of love. Ironically enough, I would love to make this easy chocolate muffins recipe.

The Muffin Man Is Chocolate

Nothing is quite like the experience of eating some homemade chocolate muffins with some coffee as soon as you wake up.

As a matter of fact, between the sugar rush and the caffeine, you will be wide awake, no matter how little sleep you received the night before.

Furthermore, any muffin is great to eat at any time of the day. Especially when the muffins were made with the easy chocolate muffins recipe.

Be that as it may, I do not remember eating muffins too often during my childhood. Yeah, I ate muffins from time to time, but it was not anything that I had frequently.

On the contrary, when I did get a chance to eat muffins, they were usually regular muffins are chocolate, and the chocolate muffins were always delicious.

More Chocolate

If it is true that you are what you eat, then eating chocolate is not a problem for me. I am already the color of chocolate anyway, so we are halfway there.

It does not matter what form of chocolate you give me; I will eat that chocolate and enjoy every morsel of it.

The Dutch chocolate is incredible, milk chocolate is incredible, and I will even eat some dark chocolate. Dark chocolate is a bit on the bitter side, but we will make it work.

Not for this recipe. We will use regular cocoa powder for the easy chocolate muffins recipe.

What Is The Secret To Having Moist Homemade Chocolate Muffins?

I am about to reveal the secret to having the moistest muffins possible. You can Google this secret, but that is not important right now.

Just know that this secret will blow your mind.

This is such a secret, that once upon a time ago, this secret was in the darkest area of the Area 51 headquarters.

Furthermore, I had to go through a lot to get this information, and out of the kindness in my heart, I am sharing this with the world.

If you have already read the title, then you know this secret involves making the moistest of muffins.

So, let’s start this out by me saying this, do not overcook your muffins. If you know your way around a kitchen, then you already know this, but a quick reminder never hurt anyone.

Secret tip number two: ensure the temperature is not super hot. You do not want any muffins to be uncooked on the inside but burnt on the outside.

Also, use paper liners because believe me when I tell you this works for ensuring that your muffins stay moist. I recommend using them when you are making this easy chocolate muffins recipe.

How Can You Make Chocolate Muffins?

First, you preheat your oven. Then, mix your dry ingredients and wet ingredients in separate bowls. After that, add the wet and dry ingredients together.

It is important that you do not over-mix your muffin mixture. Add paper liners to your muffin pan, then place the muffin mixture in the paper liner.

Pop those delicious homemade chocolate muffins in the oven, and they will come out looking oh so tasty.

Are Chocolate Muffins Healthy?

Do you want the long answer or the short answer? The short answer is no. The long answer is heck no.

Let me put you in perspective. There are chocolate muffins out there that are almost 40 grams of fat, 50 grams of sugar, 600 milligrams of sodium, and 80 grams of carbs.

A homemade chocolate muffin like that would taste so good, but unfortunately, everything that tastes good is not good for you.

I consider myself to be a responsible person.

With that being said, I would love for everybody to try the easy chocolate muffins recipe, but if you are on a diet, then I recommend trying this recipe out after you reach whatever weight loss goals that you have.

Do not let me get you off track with your diet.

Chocolate muffins batter in muffin pan ready to bake.

Is A Muffin A Cake?

This is an interesting question because both muffins and cakes are baked good products. Although this may be true, the difference between the two is what differentiates muffins from cakes.

Muffins are considered to be bread, but this is not the case for cakes. Also, cakes are a lot sweeter than muffins.

What’s The Difference Between A Muffin And A Cupcake?

Just like cakes and muffins, cupcakes are baked goods products, but unlike a muffin, a cupcake is not bread. As a result, the texture of a cupcake is fluffier and lighter than that of a muffin.

Making The Easy Chocolate Muffins Recipe

Servings: 9

Ingredients

Dry Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Flour
  • 2 tbsp Unsweetened Dark Chocolate Cocoa Powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/3 cup White Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp Salt

Wet Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup Unsalted Butter, Melted
  • 1/2 cup Buttermilk
  • 1 Egg, Large
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla Essence

Equipment and Tools

  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • Medium Mixing Bowl
  • Whisk
  • Spatula
  • Cupcake Liners Standard-size
  • Muffin Pan
  • Cooling Rack

How To Make Homemade Chocolate Muffins

Now you have gathered all your ingredients and equipment and baking tools.

You can start preparing your chocolate muffin batter, but first, get your oven ready, melt your unsalted butter and remember to prep your muffin pan!

Get The Oven Ready

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F (400 degrees Fahrenheit).

Melt The Butter

  1. Melt the unsalted butter on low heat, then set aside.

Get The Muffin Pan Ready

  1. Line your muffin pan with 8 standard-size cupcake paper liners, or spray 8 cups in your muffin pan with nonstick spray, then set the muffin pan aside.

Prep Dry Ingredients For The Chocolate Muffin Batter

  1. In the large mixing bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, unsweetened dark chocolate cocoa powder, salt, and white sugar, then set the bowl aside.

Prep Wet Ingredients For The Chocolate Muffin Batter

  1. In the medium mixing bowl, whisk the buttermilk, egg, melted unsalted butter, and vanilla essence, then set the bowl aside.

Now Combine The Dry And Wet Ingredients

  1. Add wet ingredients to the bowl with dry ingredients, then mix lightly using a spatula – do not over-mix.

Bake Chocolate Muffins

  1. Add about 3 tablespoons of the chocolate muffin batter to each paper liner.
  2. Bake at 400 F for about 12 to 15 minutes. However, check muffins after 12 minutes to ensure muffins don’t over bake.

Prep Muffins For Eating

  1. After muffins are done baking, using mittens, place muffins on a cooling rack.
  2. Serve muffins with butter, cheese, and fresh fruits.

It Is Time To Make Some Homemade Muffins

Now that you have your muffins in order, you have what is needed to create the easy chocolate muffins recipe.

Chocolate muffins cooling on cooling rack.

Easy Chocolate Muffins

Something about homemade chocolate muffins just makes me feel full of love. Ironically enough, I would love to make this easy chocolate muffins recipe.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
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Total Time 38 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

Dry Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Flour
  • 1 1/2 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/3 Cup White Sugar
  • 1/4 Tsp Salt
  • 2 Tbsp Unsweetened Cocoa Powder

Wet Ingredients

  • 1/4 Cup Unsalted Butter Melted
  • 1/2 Cup Buttermilk
  • 1 Whole Egg Large
  • 1 Tbsp Vanilla Essence

Instructions
 

Get The Oven Ready

  • Preheat the oven to 400 F (400 degrees Fahrenheit).

Melt The Butter

  • Melt the unsalted butter on low heat, then set aside.

Prep The Muffin Pan

  • Line your muffin pan with 8 standard-size cupcake paper liners, or spray 8 cups in your muffin pan with nonstick spray, then set the muffin pan aside.

Prep Dry Ingredients For The Chocolate Muffin Batter

  • In the large mixing bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, unsweetened dark chocolate cocoa powder, salt, and white sugar, then set the bowl aside.

Prep Wet Ingredients For The Chocolate Muffin Batter

  • In the medium mixing bowl, whisk the buttermilk, egg, melted unsalted butter, and vanilla essence, then set the bowl aside.

Now Combine The Dry And Wet Ingredients

  • Add wet ingredients to the bowl with dry ingredients, then mix lightly using a spatula - do not over-mix.

Bake Chocolate Muffins

  • Add about 2 to 3 tablespoons of the chocolate muffin batter to each paper liner.
  • Bake at 400 F for about 15 to 20 minutes. However, check muffins after 15 minutes to ensure muffins don't overbake.

Prep Muffins For Eating

  • After muffins are done baking, using mittens, place muffins on a cooling rack.
  • Serve chocolate muffins with butter, cheese, and fresh fruits.
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