Thursday, September 13, 2012

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins


It's just week two of back-to-school for my kids, and I'm already running out of good ideas for after-school snacks. The kids come home from school super hungry and not wanting to wait a second longer for a snack.

Their snack has to be on the table when they get in, or they start pulling random things from the fridge and the cupboards. Actually, as soon as my son gets off the bus, he says, "What are we having for snack?"
So, yesterday I created this decadent recipe for double chocolate muffins. I am of the belief that homemade means healthy, even if it's homemade with cocoa, sugar and chocolate chips. Hey, I added some oatmeal to boost the healthiness factor. I also added some coconut just for fun.

Turns out, I think my husband and I enjoyed the tasty, chocolatey goodness more than the kids did. We had some muffins with tea after the kids went to bed.

What's your favourite snack?

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Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins


by Joann MacDonald
Cook Time: 20 to 25 minutes
Keywords: bake breakfast snack dessert vegan vegetarian nut-free chocolate chips cocoa oats muffins
Ingredients (10 to 12 muffins)
  • 1 cup non-dairy milk
  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 1 cup flour (I use light spelt)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 5 Tbsp cocoa
  • 3 Tbsp shredded coconut
  • 1 cup semi-sweet (non-dairy) chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp egg replacer powder mixed with 2 Tbsp water
  • ¼ cup light oil
Instructions
Preheat oven to 400°F.
In a small bowl, stir together the non-dairy milk and the oats. Put aside.
In a large bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, sugar, cocoa, shredded coconut and chocolate chips.
Stir in the egg replacer, oil and the oat mixture.
Line a muffin tray with paper cups or spray with cooking spray.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until top looks dry or knife in the centre comes out clean (aside from melted chocolate chips).
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16 comments:

  1. Those look deeelicious! I should do this printable recipe thing that you do. Makes it so nice and convenient!

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    1. It IS very convenient. I like that it prints with a photo too. I even print my own recipes this way, and keep them in a file folder. :)

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  2. Chocolate and oatmeal and coconut in a muffin sound awesome! That just what I want right now (instead of dinner).

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    1. Sometimes you just gotta skip dinner and eat what you want. ;)

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  3. Those look delicious {as always}! Love muffins, though lately my preferred snack has been Cheddar Nut-Thins... they are cheese & crackers in one yummy bite lol

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    1. Variety is good when it comes to snacks. The more the better! ;)

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  4. I think that homemade is better too even if it does contain sugar, cocoa and chocolate chips. Store bought contains so much other stuff. I drink a lot of tea and it is nice to have a cup in the evening with a sweet treat.

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    1. You are so right! I like to know what's in my food. And it better not be MSG. I am with you on the tea and treat in the evening. Totally. Every evening!

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  5. Just one word for these...YUM!

    I know my kids would die for them after school. I will have to get crackin' and make some for them.

    Happy Monday Joann :)

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    1. Thanks Rachel. We have lucky kids, if I do say so myself. ;)

      Happy Monday to you too!

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    1. You can never have too much chocolate right? Okay, maybe you can. ;)

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  7. We are women in real life aren't we! How could one pass up Chocolate Chocolate Chip muffins, seriously! Looking so good and yummy! Thanks for sharing your inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

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    1. Thanks for hosting a lovely party, Cathy!

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  8. These look awesome Joann! I could definitely make these gluten free!

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    1. I bet you could. If you do, I would like to try your recipe too! :)

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