Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins
What a great excuse for chocolate in the morning. This recipe came from a King Arthur Flour catalog long ago - I get rave reviews everytime I make them. So, go ahead, have chocolate for breakfast!
- 2 cups flour
- 1⁄3 cup sugar
- 3 1⁄2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3⁄4 cup semisweet chips (i use the mini-chips)
- 3⁄4 cup milk
- 1⁄2 cup vegetable oil
- 1 egg
- 1 -1 1⁄2 teaspoon orange oil or 2 tablespoons orange zest
- additional sugar, to sprinkle on top
- In medium mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and chocolate chips.
- In a small mixing bowl, whisk together milk, vegetable oil, egg,and orange oil or peel until light.
- Add wet ingredients to dry and stir together for 20 seconds, or only until ingredients are just moist.
- If you see lumps, it is OK to leave them.
- Lightly grease cups of 12-cup muffin pan and fill each 2/3 full w/batter.
- Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon sugar over each for a crunchy, sugary crust.
- Bake in preheated 400 F oven for 18 to 20 mins.
Made these for gift baskets for christmas. Didn't get to have a taste but they smelled wonderful!! They have more of a cupcake texture and a muffin texture. Thanks Suzanne! :)
I agree that the orange/chocolate taste is delicious, but they did seem more dense than other muffins. Thank you for posting a simple chocolate/orange combo recipe!
These were great muffins, despite a few difficulties! I loved the texture. For butterless muffins, they are extremely moist and delicious. Also, the flavour combo is a winner, which is why I'm giving it a "loved it" four stars! However, I did find that the amount of salt was waay to much! Next time I'd only use 1/4 tsp, if that. Also it could use a bit more sugar. When I made it it just tasted uber salty and I had to add in a lot more sugar at the end. I also used a mixture of applesauce and oil instead of 1/2 cup of straight up oil for added healthiness :) Thanks for the recipe, my whole family loved these muffins, and I will definitely be making it again!