Double Chocolate Muffins

I know I am on a non-sweet-diet, but if one of my friends asks me to make double chocolate muffins I can’t say no, I just can’t!

Merton is a “special colleague”, he is one of that kind of person always ready to help you if you need it and if he asks me to cook him something, no matter what it is, no matter if I have to fight myself for not tasting the delicious, creamy, chocolate batter…I do it! That’s just the kind of friend I am.

So I did last Sunday……do the same and serve this muffins with some fresh whipped cream or vanilla ice cream…YUM!

Ingredients (for about 6 muffins)

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

Now here comes the hard part…buttermilk????????? Do China and Chinese ppl even know what buttermilk is…I haven’t been able to find it anywhere here in Shanghai…BUT, DON’T PANIC! I have DANI’S BUTTERMILK BACK UP PLAN: take slightly less than 1/2 cup of milk

and pour in enough vinegar to bring it up to 1/2 cup…wait for a few minute and you will have homemade buttermilk!

Now we can start!

In a bowl combine egg, butter milk, melted butter and vanilla extract

In an other bowl mix flour, cocoa powder, baking powder.

Now fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix well

Add now the chocolate chips and mix well scraping sides of the bowl. DO NOT OVER MIX!

Now divide the batter into 6 muffins cups (slightly greased).

Bake at 190 C for about 20 min.

One muffin provides:

  • Calories: 228 (from fat 86)
  • Fat: 10 g
  • Carbohydrates: 31 g
  • Protein: 4.6 g

About the author:

An Italian living in China with a strong passion for cooking! Browse my 'left-overs' session for many tasty grub!. Follow her on Twitter / Facebook.