Valentine's Day is approaching and while most people think of chocolate truffles and souffles, my husband had a request for my Chocolate Chocolate-Chip Muffins. I can't say I blame him- it has been a while since I've made muffins and these are his all time favorite.
My husband is a dessert for breakfast kind of guy. If he has pancakes he likes them loaded with chocolate chips. If I make my super sweet and sticky Cinnamon Buns, he resists finishing the batch in one sitting. So his excitement over these Chocolate Chocolate-Chip and Peanut Butter Muffins came to no surprise.
They're wonderfully chocolaty with a peanut butter surprise mixed throughout. A change in my husbands favorite recipe doesn't always go well, but he was ecstatic that I added peanut butter. Anything enhancing the dessert like element is something he won't disagree with.
This recipe requires only a few easy steps, making it a great recipe to make with kids that they will be sure to enjoy fresh out of the oven! Whether you're like my husband with a sweet tooth or a mom looking for kid friendly baking recipes, give this recipe a try! Hope you like it!
- Be careful not to over bake- these muffins can be a bit dry if left in the oven for too long.
- Next time I make these, I'm going to try swirling a teaspoon of peanut butter into each muffin tin to give it a bit more peanut butter flavor. If you try making them with the peanut butter swirl, let me know how it comes out!
Start with whisking your flour, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa powder, sugar, and salt together in a large mixing bowl:
Combine your milk, vegetable oil, egg, and vanilla extract together in a separate container:
Pour your wet ingredients into the dry:
And mix until combined:
Meanwhile, roughly chop your chocolate bar:
And assemble your peanut butter chips:
Add to your batter and mix until combined:
Line your muffin pan with tins and fill 3/4 full with batter:
Bake for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean:
And dig into that chocolaty peanut butter goodness!
Chocolate Chocolate-Chip and Peanut Butter Muffins
Adapted from Nigella Lawson
Makes: 12 muffins
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Bake Time: 15-20 minutes
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup best quality cocoa powder
1 cup superfine sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips or semisweet chocolate bar roughly chopped
1 cup peanut butter chips
1 cup milk
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Start with whisking your flour, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa powder, sugar, and salt together in a large mixing bowl and mix until combined. Combine your milk, vegetable oil, egg, and vanilla extract together in a separate bowl. Pour your wet ingredients into the dry and mix until combined. Meanwhile, roughly chop your chocolate bar and add your chocolate and peanut butter chips to your batter. Mix until combined. Line your muffin pan with tins and fill 3/4 full with batter. Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Transfer to a cooling rack and serve.