i made these muffins the other day for the gang and boy howdy are they a keeper. this is a bon appetite magazine recipe and you can find it here. i pretty much followed the recipe with a few changes. not having buttermilk or pecans, i used milk soured with cider vinegar and skipped the pecans all together. i also used only 1/3 cup chocolate chips because my chips, from trader joe's, were huge. i am thinking next time, i will use buttermilk and throw in some walnuts. i truly think you could use any type of milk, but buttermilk really seems to add to the moistness of baked goods or so i believe, but i am not a trained professional. i also just like walnuts with chocolate much better than pecans. folks, these muffins are not super sweet, but are super good. also, they are moist with a rich, deep, chocolate flavor. i know they are good, not only because they are all gone, but because i snuck a top off one(don't tell the doc).
mocha chocolate chips muffins, better than anything you can make from a box or buy wrapped in cello with otis spunkmonkey stamped on top! go make a batch for the family today. enjoy.
ps-i did use the hershey's special dark cocoa in this recipe.
who am i? i am a forty-something married, stay-at-home mother of two. i am overweight, in dire need of a good dye job and have been left way too long with my thoughts. i live in historic yorktown,virginia. i love to eat, cook, and bake. wife to big j, mama to c and t....
the pic, that is me in the early 1970's with my grandma in walt disney world. she passed away in 2007 at 96!