Almond-Chocolate Marble Muffins

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by JamesDeansGirl

Almond-studded batter swirled with chocolate batter; wonderful with a mid-morning cup of coffee:)

Top Review by Scout33

I have had these in my cookbook a while, looking forward to trying them, and I made them this morning for breakfast. I didn't especially care for them. They looked very appetizing, and there wasn't any one thing about them that I didn't like, they were just so-so. The chocolate part of the batter was very stiff due to the addition of the cocoa powder and it just didn't seem right and didn't marble well. They just didn't have a good taste to me. I used all vegetable oil and a bit of almond extract. The kids were excited with the marble effect, but no one even finished one. I would not make them again. They were attractive, though!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 cups flour
  • 12 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 34 cup toasted almond, sliced
  • 34 cup milk
  • 13 cup vegetable oil or 13 cup almond oil
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 14 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • additional chopped almonds


  1. Preheat oven to 400*F.
  2. Have ready 12 greased or paper-lined standard-size muffin cups.
  3. In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt; add the almonds.
  4. In another bowl, combine the milk, oil, and egg; add to the flour mixture just until moist.
  5. In a small bowl, combine 1/2 the batter and the cocoa powder.
  6. Spoon the plain batter evenly into one side of the muffin cups; add the chocolate batter to the other side.
  7. Gently marbelize the batters; sprinkle with additional almonds.
  8. Bake for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  9. Serve warm, dusted with powdered sugar.

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