Triple Chocolate Chip Muffins – Rich chocolate-y amazing muffins stuffed with not one but THREE kinds of chocolate chips!
I’ll take any excuse to eat chocolate for breakfast. Especially when it’s a big fat rich chocolate muffin with not one but three kinds of chocolate chips. Along with a few other traits (like stubbornness and perfectionism) I inherited my chocolate obsession from my father and chocolate always has, and always will remind me of him.
You know that strange phenomenon where someone says they like or even ‘love’ something, and then you see it ev-er-y-where? For example, if you meet someone who mentions in passing that they collect pink flamingo things, suddenly you will see pink flamingos all the time, everywhere you go. And then for every birthday you feel like it’s your duty to get them something pink flamingo. My mother is especially good at this. Once I said I loved cashews and before I knew it I had cashews coming out my ears.
I also went through a Tinkerbell phase about fifteen years ago. Still get Tinkerbell stuff for every holiday and congratulatory event imaginable. Careful what you tell people you like, you just might get it. For-e-ver.
Well we seem to do this same thing with my father and chocolate. Every Father’s Day and Christmas he gets chocolates in every size, shape, and flavor imaginable. He seems to still love it (but maybe that’s what he thinks when he gives me Tinkerbell stickers…) so we keep giving to him. Anyway, these muffins are sort of in his honor. Thick chocolatey muffins with three kinds of chocolate chips, traditional semi-sweet, jumbo milk chocolate, and mini semi-sweet. They’re rich and soooo chocolatey. My husband actually asked if they had pieces of fudge in them. No… but you might be on to something hon! In a chocolate mood? Whip up a batch of these no-fuss Triple Chocolate Chip Muffins!
Triple Chocolate Chip Muffins
- 1 ¾ cups flour
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup + 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup warm water
- ¼ cup oil
- 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 egg + 1 egg yolk
- ½ cup milk chocolate chips - (regular or large)
- ½ cup semi sweet chocolate chips
- ½ cup mini semi sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 400. Line 12 medium sized muffin tins with cupcake/muffin liners and spray lightly with cooking spray. (Will make 12 total muffins)
- In a large bowl whisk together flour, brown sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. In another bowl whisk together warm water, oil, red wine vinegar, vanilla, egg and egg yolk. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until all ingredients are incorporated. Gently stir in chocolate chips, reserving about 2 tablespoons of each kind.
- Divide batter evenly between the 12 liners, filling each about 3/4 full. Sprinkle reserved chocolate chips on top of the batter. Bake about 15 minutes until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Store in airtight container.
Recipe adapted from Cooking Light.