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Double Chocolate Muffins

by Emma on January 2, 2012

in Breakfast

There’s a pretty serious issue I think we need to discuss today.

Chocolate. For breakfast. Is that, like, appropriate or what?

I mean, I get that ice cream isn’t an ok breakfast food. And I get that maybe pudding is on the No list, but yogurt is ok. And maybe cake/cupcakes is on the No list too, but what about double chocolate muffins?

That’s sort of a grey area, right? I wouldn’t call it a healthy breakfast choice, but it’s still an ok option. Yeah?

I guess I’ll let you decide.

Ball’s in your court.

Now you’ll have to excuse me while I go get another muffin, cause, uh, I pretty much already know where I stand on this debate.

Double Chocolate Muffins, makes 1 dozen.

Needed: 1 3/4 cup flour, 3/4 cup sugar, 3 tablespoons cocoa, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, a few pinches of salt (maybe something equivalent to 1/8 of a teaspoon or so), 1/2 cup cream, 1/2 cup milk, 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons oil (I used vegetable oil), 1 egg, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract and 10 ounces dark chocolate chips.

In a large bowl combine all the dry ingredients (the first 6 ingredients listed), whisk together. Now add the cream, milk, oil, egg and extract and stir until just combined and nearly no lumps are left in the batter. Stir in the chocolate chips (reserve a handful to sprinkle over the top, if you’re that sort of person). Spoon batter into a lined cupcake pan and bake at 400 F for 18-22 minutes.

Serve warm with milk and/or coffee.

And please ignore my Halloween themed cupcake liners… I really need to organize my kitchen better. :)

xo. Emma


debbie January 2, 2012 at 5:49 pm

totally okay for breakfast ;)

Lauren Helen January 2, 2012 at 6:48 pm

I’m definately not one to judge – New Year’s Day I had Oreos for breakfast… Although I woke up at 2pm so I don’t know if that can count as breakfast…

kira January 2, 2012 at 7:03 pm

this is totally the recipe that’s going to kick start my baking again.

Inna January 2, 2012 at 7:27 pm

Perfectly alright in my book. I just had crepes smuthered in jam with coffee.

Michal Lynn January 2, 2012 at 8:06 pm

Double Chocolate Muffins are perfectly okay in my book for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Then again, I’ve had ice cream sandwiches for breakfast. Maybe I’m not the best judge. :)

Jo - Lost in the Haze: Fashion Blog January 2, 2012 at 8:44 pm

Ohh, my mouth is seriously watering! Banana and chocolate is truly the best combination! <3

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Mama Smith January 2, 2012 at 8:52 pm

I am huge fan of chocolate in the morning. This is going to the top of my recipe list :)

Emma January 2, 2012 at 10:10 pm

Omg NOM NOM NOM so want to make these!

xo Emma

Catherine Denton January 2, 2012 at 10:36 pm

My… how you tempt me. :)

hannah alehandra January 2, 2012 at 10:43 pm

Those looks heavenly! Pure indulgence. Much love, from England.

Chloe January 2, 2012 at 10:51 pm

Double chocolate muffins= major score for breakfast! haha If they cannot be eaten for breakfast do they count as a mid morning snack? ;) They look delish!

Liana January 2, 2012 at 10:54 pm

There’s a story in my family that gets told all the time. My grandfather said to one of my aunts, “CAKE for breakfast?! Weird! Why don’t you just eat pie like the rest of us?”

Clearly we have a bizarrely skewed idea of what’s “normal” for breakfast… so maybe I won’t tell you that I think double chocolate muffins are perfectly all right. My opinion probably works against you here.

Lesley January 3, 2012 at 12:27 am

These look AMAZING!! I’m pinning for later. :)

teddi January 3, 2012 at 12:43 am

guess who eats ice cream for breakfast, & lunch or dinner, or snack, but not that many times on the same day? that would be me. i justify it by adding berries, & cereal. anyway, i want to try those muffins right now, but i don’t have any cream in my house. boo!

irene wibowo January 3, 2012 at 1:31 am
Kate M. January 3, 2012 at 1:44 am

let’s be real. if you can’t have chocolate for breakfast, is there really any point to waking up? :)

Deanna January 3, 2012 at 3:44 am

Oooooh, those look amazing! I love chocolate muffins, grey area? Psh. Chocolate has always come across as a health food to me, right?

{XOXO, Deanna}
{Sweet Happenstance}

Christina G January 3, 2012 at 4:53 am

I think chocolate is totally ok for breakfast but being 5 months pregnant and constantly craving chocolate might be clouding my judgment.

Earendil January 3, 2012 at 12:22 pm

i would say that those double chocolate muffins are totally suitable for breakfast ;) the point is to know when to stop… or not! ^^

Lo January 3, 2012 at 2:13 pm

In france, we eat bread with cholote, crossant and nutella with bread for exampke! So yeeeeeeah put it on your list!! its so goooood! haha!

The life after January 3, 2012 at 2:49 pm

They’re so tempting Emma… you quite mean to do this recipe after holidays… They look delicious!!!

The Life After

Hannah Clare January 3, 2012 at 2:51 pm

These look amazing. Also, anything with “muffin” in the title is a breakfast food; it’s a rule.

ashmastandrea January 3, 2012 at 3:12 pm

Chocolate for breakfast is A-OK in my book! And, muffins any time of day is OK, too! :)
Thanks for sharing!

Ryan January 3, 2012 at 5:22 pm

Emma, you are the cutest! Happy New Year! I think these muffins look divine and are a perfectly acceptable breakfast choice. Can’t wait to try ‘em!

Angie January 3, 2012 at 7:59 pm

omg those look so god. and are you kidding I eat cupcakes for breakfast all the time. they’re just too good!

xo angie

Kristie January 3, 2012 at 9:54 pm

Wow, that looks so yummy!!!

Shannon January 4, 2012 at 4:33 pm

Chocolate will always be breakfast appropriate in my mind. These muffins look lovely!

Monica January 4, 2012 at 8:39 pm

Have you heard of banana ice cream? It’s just frozen bananas chopped up and smooshed, so it looks and feels like ice cream, but it’s only bananas! You CAN have it for breakfast! Double chocolate chip muffins and banana ice cream for breakfast!

pinksuedeshoe January 4, 2012 at 9:19 pm

Oh yum. It’s like those choc. muffins from Costco, if they come in a package with blueberry muffins then they are totally acceptable breakfast food. Also, I think pudding makes the list too. It’s just milk and eggs. But in a much more palatable form than scrambled eggs. It’s a favorite food at my house :)

Kirsty January 7, 2012 at 11:46 am

Thank you for the receipe. Perfectly fine for breakfast. I made some this morning.

Helena January 15, 2012 at 9:05 am

Precisely what I had for breakfast :) Definitely a good keep in my recipe box, thank you!

meg January 21, 2012 at 10:02 pm

Now this is a reason to get up in the morning!