Double Chocolate Muffins


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Stewed apples make these muffins tender and sweet without impacting the great chocolate flavour.


Serves: 12 

  • 1/2 cup apple sauce
  • 1/4 cup (60g) butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup (125g) white sugar
  • 1/2 cup (125g) brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 cup (250g) plain flour
  • 1/4 cup (30g) cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarb soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup (185g) dark cooking chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons icing sugar

Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:35min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Line muffin tray (cups ~6cm in diameter) with paper patty cups/muffin cases.
  2. In large mixing bowl mix the butter, sugar, brown sugar, egg and vanilla until well combined. Add apple sauce then blend well.
  3. In a separate bowl stir together flour, cocoa, bi carb soda and cinnamon, if desired. Add to butter mixture mixing well. Stir in chocolate chips. Fill muffin cups 3/4 full with batter.
  4. Bake at 180 degrees C for 22 to 26 minutes or until a skewer inserted in centre comes out almost clean. Cool slightly in pan on wire rack. Sprinkle muffin tops with icing sugar, if desired. Serve warm.

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Reviews (2)


Altered ingredient amounts. Equal amounts of Sugar and Flour just seemed too much for me, so I only used the 1/2 cup of Brown Sugar and they were still a little too sweet for me, but that might be because there were just too many Choc Chips. I also added one mashed Banana. I creamed the Egg and Sugar, then beat in the Butter and mixed in the rest of wet ingredients. Made them light and fluffy. - 31 Oct 2010


I liked this recipe because it is relatively low in fat. It had too much sugar though, so I only used the Brown Sugar, left the white sugar out. I also added a mashed Banana, and they were very tasty. There were too many Choc Chips, so next time I'll make them with only 1/2 cup of Choc Chips. This is a good healthy recipe. The Apple and Banana made them lovely and moist. Didn't bother with the Icing Sugar. The kids loved making and eating them! - 31 Oct 2010

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