Friday, June 3, 2016

Chocolate Chipit Snackin' Muffins - Cookbook Countdown

I'm baking muffins this month for Cookbook Countdown using a book I've owned for some time but rarely used, 500 Best Muffin Recipes by Esther Brody. From the "Classic Muffins" chapter comes this moist, chocolate-y muffin that was a big hit with family. An egg-free recipe, it can easily be made vegan with the right chocolate chips.
Chocolate Chipit Snackin' Muffins
makes 12
adapted from 500 Best Muffin Recipes by Esther Brody

180g all-purpose flour
200g granulated sugar
15g unsweetened cocoa, sifted
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp fine sea salt
50g vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla
1 tbsp white vinegar
250g warm water
85g chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 200C/400F. Grease a regular 12-cup muffin tin or line with paper muffin cups.

Into a large bowl, measure the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt and stir to combine.

In a small bowl, whisk the oil, vanilla, vinegar, and water together.

Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients. Pour the wet ingredients into the well and stir until the two are almost combined with some pockets of dry mixture still visible. Add the chocolate chips and fold a few times until the dry ingredients are just incorporated and the chips are evenly distributed. Do not over mix.  

Pour the batter (it's quite liquid) into the prepared muffin tin filling close to the top. Bake 15-20 minutes on the middle rack of the oven until the centre springs back when pressed lightly with a finger and a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean.

Cool 5 minutes in the pan before removing.

* I converted the book's American volume measurements to gram weights using King Arthur Flour's ingredient weight chart, but the original recipe can be found here. 
I'm linking this post to Cookbook Countdown hosted by Kitchen Flavours and Emily's Cooking (Makan2) Foray


kitchen flavours said...

Hi Zosia,
The muffins looks very moist and soft! I can see why it was a hit with your family!

Rosa V. said...

Wow! Zosia, what could be better than chocolate-y muffin egg-free muffins for your family , the chocolate muffins look real good and thank you for sharing the recipe.😎
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