Christmas cheer tastes just like Dark Chocolate Gingerbread Muffins. Soft and fluffy with festive spices, cocoa and chocolate chips, gingerbread muffins are a must-have treat for the holidays.
Am I the only person alive who cannot stomach another pumpkin recipe right now? Since the first of September the orange gourd has hijacked my recipes like a terrorist. Pumpkin has taken over everything in my kitchen from bread, cupcakes and cheesecakes to pies, pancakes and candy. Now, the day before Thanksgiving, I cannot look at a pumpkin without feeling nauseated.
Ironically, three months of pumpkin desserts has made my midsection pumpkin-shaped so looking at myself is stomach-turning too.
That’s why I’m making an immediate switch to gingerbread. If I’m rounder than a pumpkin from eating one too many pies, logic dictates that gingerbread is my ticket to svelte. Before I know it, my abs will be flatter than a cookie who can’t outrun a fox.
On the off chance the gingerbread man is fit from actually running then I give up. I don’t run on a regular basis, or any basis for that matter, and I’m deeply suspicious of anybody who does. Especially a cookie. That’s why I’m foregoing gingerbread men for gingerbread muffins. And since calories don’t count at Christmas, I’m stuffing them with chocolaty cocoa and dark chocolate chips.
Soft, fluffy and packed with festive spices, these Dark Chocolate Gingerbread Muffins taste just like Christmas cheer. Make a batch on a snowy afternoon and be sure to save one for Santa. You’ll be on the nice list if you do.