What Is an Easy Recipe for Chocolate Muffins?


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An easy recipe for moist chocolate muffins combines basic ingredients such as all-purpose flour, sugar and vanilla with unsweetened cocoa powder, chocolate chips, yogurt and milk. Fudgy chocolate chip muffins are made moist using applesauce and margarine.

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What Is an Easy Recipe for Chocolate Muffins?
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Grease 12 muffin cups with cooking spray or muffin liners made of paper. In a large bowl, combine 2 cups all-purpose flour, 1 cup white sugar and 3/4 cups chocolate chips with 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder. Add in 1 teaspoon baking soda and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, blending well. In a separate bowl, whisk together 1 egg, 1 cup plain yogurt, 1/2 cup milk and 1/2 cup vegetable oil, blending until smooth. Gradually pour yogurt mixture into the chocolate mixture, stirring constantly until just blended.

Fill two-thirds of each muffin cup with mixture, and sprinkle 1/4 cup chocolate chips on top. Bake for 20 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

Make fudgy chocolate chip muffins with applesauce. In a large bowl, beat 1/4 cup softened margarine, 1/2 cup white sugar, 1/2 cup light brown sugar with 1 egg and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract. Stir in 1/2 cup applesauce and blend well. In another bowl, combine 1 cup all-purpose flour with 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda and an optional 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon. Combine chocolate mixture with applesauce mixture, and then stir in 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips.

Fill muffin cups up to three-quarters with mixture, and bake for 22 to 26 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

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