The Perfect Muffin for Chocolate Lovers

by Ala
12 muffins
35 min

Now that I’m back and bundled up again in this nippy weather, though (yes, east coast folks, you may now roll your eyes), nothing sounds better than curling up with a cup of hot cocoa and a good book. Nothing, that is, except maybe freshly-baked chocolate muffins in the wee cold hours of the wintry morning, which is exactly what I’m sharing with all of you today. What I love most about this recipe is that it skips all of the tedious separate-and-mix steps required in most muffin recipes: all you need to do here is whisk together dry ingredients, whisk together wet ingredients, fold them all together, and throw that batter into the hot piping oven!

As if simple baking couldn’t get any better, these muffins are perfect for the chocolate lover in your life. The unique combination of yogurt AND milk in this recipe keeps the muffin absolutely moist and fudgy with a hint of cakiness, while the extra chocolate chips that you toss in right before baking add morsels of molten chocolate richness in every bite. Not bad for an innocuous-looking breakfast food!

The Perfect Muffin for Chocolate Lovers
Recipe details
  • 12  muffins
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 20 Minutes Total time: 35 min
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  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup milk or soy milk
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a 12-muffin tin with liners and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together egg, vanilla, yogurt, milk, and oil. Pour into dry ingredient mixture and stir until batter is just blended together. Gently fold in chocolate chips.
Divide batter evenly across the 12 liners, filling each liner no more than 3/4 full. (If you have leftover batter, save it for a second batch of muffins--avoid overfilling.)
Bake in preheated oven for 18-20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in center comes out mostly clean with moist crumbs clinging to it. Serve and enjoy!
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