Monday, February 7, 2011

Chocolate for Breakfast

Chocolate muffins are really just an awesome excuse to eat cupcakes for breakfast, right?

When I saw Monet's recipe for double-chocolate muffins a couple weeks ago, I knew I had to give them a try. (Remember how good her chocolate bread was?)

And while I can't bring myself to indulge in chocolate for breakfast, I knew Adam's lab-mates would have no difficulties polishing off a dozen of these "morning" treats without a second thought. Every guy in that brainy bunch somehow manages to maintain the metabolism of a 14 year old boy.

Ultimately, they raved that these muffins are chocolate intense--in the best possible way. Moist and tender and oh-so-chocolatey, they'll make the perfect breakfast treat for your co-workers, your neighbor, or your warp-speed-metabolism self.

Eat up! You're having, muffins...for breakfast.

Double-Chocolate Muffins
(recipe from Monet at "Anecdotes and Apple Cores")

These muffins would make a wonderful Valentine's Day breakfast treat for someone special. Or, you could top them with peanut butter frosting and disguise them as a cupcake. No one would know the difference :)

  • 2/3 cup cocoa
  • 1 - 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 - 1/4 cups brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 tsp. vinegar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
1) Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line muffin tin with muffin liners (or coat with cooking spray).

2) In a large mixing bowl, mix the dry ingredients together. In a medium-size mixing bowl, whisk together the egg, milk, vanilla, vinegar, and butter. Gently fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients--don't over-mix! Fold in the chocolate chips.

3) Fill muffin cups (I filled mine pretty high!) and bake for 20 - 25 minutes. This made 12 muffins, plus 2 extra jumbo muffins.


  1. I'll be happy to have these muffins for breakfast!

  2. haha that sounds about right! I stick to fruit b/c If I ate one of these amazing muffins i'd go back for more and more and more all day long! <3

    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

  3. These are a godsend, I LOVE chocolate muffins! Now, if only I had a muffin tin :(

  4. Hahaha I agree with Jenn ^^ if I made those, there is no way I could stop at one for breakfast!

  5. I'm always so confused by chocolate muffins, but in a good way! I bet these would be great with dried cherries in them. Lucky brainy guys! :)

  6. Mmm, Matt would go crazy for these...especially with a touch of coffee extract!

  7. Yum, these look awesome. I love chocolate and I love muffins but I've never made chocolate muffins!

  8. Mmm, Kylie - if you can't have them for breakfast I'll totally eat them for you! Just pass them along my way, I'll make sure that they don't go to waste.

  9. Can't go wrong with chocolate for bfast:)

  10. I love chocolate for breakfast! I had a Vitatop this morning, but these look even better!

  11. Yum. I'd make these right now...except I'm afraid I'd eat the entire batch in one sitting.

  12. Even if I couldn't justify having these for actual breakfast, I could definitely settle for having them as a morning snack ;-)