Double Chocolate Muffins

The best chocolate muffins for kids
  • Prep Time
    15 min
  • Total Time
    30 min
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    648

This is my kids’ absolute favourite recipe to make (and to eat of course!) The muffins are deliciously yummy and chocolaty and -maybe most importantly for chefs-in-the-making- very easy to make. The added yoghurt makes them softer than regular muffins and less likely to go dry too if they are outside for a long time.

You won’t need a mixer for this recipe; just 2 bowls, a fork and a spoon. It’s really that simple!

I make these muffins for birthday parties too -usually as tiny muffins measuring 3cm in diameter. I use this mould from amazon.in. They are easy to “dress up” to fit in with the theme of the party. You will get around 50 tiny muffins with this recipe. These need only about 10-11min in the oven.

If you prefer to keep this recipe eggless, then add about 30ml more of yoghurt. Or see my recipe for banana and chocolate muffins.

These muffins are freezable (without the icing). Use a tupperware box with a tight fitting lid or a sealed bag to avoid the muffins getting the smell and taste from the freezer. I recommend keeping them frozen for max. 1-2 months. Defrost at room temperature for an hour or for a few minutes in the microwave on defrost setting and you have a quick and tasty snack when you get surprise visitors at home.

I usually serve these plain but they are great with butter icing and sprinkles too. See my quick recipe here.

Yield: 20 medium sized muffins of this size

Ingredients

Directions

Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celcius

Step 1
The best chocolate muffins for kids

Mix all the dry ingredients together; flour, cocoa, chopped chocolate, baking soda and caster sugar

Step 2
The best chocolate muffins for kids

Mix well until all the ingredients are mixed together

Step 3
The best chocolate muffins for kids

Melt the butter

Step 4
The best chocolate muffins for kids

In a separate bowl, mix the egg, yoghurt, milk, oil and butter together. Use a fork or a whisk for this.

Step 5
The best chocolate muffins for kids

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix well

Step 6
The best chocolate muffins for kids

The batter will look like this when fully mixed.

Step 7
The best chocolate muffins for kids

Add one tablespoonful of batter to each of the muffin moulds lined with cupcake liners. I prefer to use the silicone ones as they are easier to store but a muffin tray works just as well

Step 8
The best chocolate muffins for kids

Bake for 15-17 minutes in the middle of the oven. Check that they are done by inserting a skewer or the tip of a knife into the middle. It should come away clean. The melted chocolate will sometimes make this a little difficult so make sure to try in a few places.

Step 9
The best chocolate muffins for kids

Decorate with butter icing like this or eat them plain. They are delicious without the icing too :-) Store for up to 5-6 hours at room temperature or freeze them for up to 3 months in an airtight container or sealed bag. Defrost for 1 hour at room temperature or for 1 minute in the microwave on defrost. Happy baking :-)

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