Monday, March 7, 2011

Muffin Monday - Chocolate Buttermilk Muffins

I've heard it said that muffins are an excuse to eat dessert for breakfast, and while that may be true, we'll likely be serving up this week's muffin for dessert. :)



Chocolate Buttermilk Muffins
(inspired by this recipe)
makes 12 muffins

1 c. buttermilk
1/2 c. butter, melted
1 egg, beaten
1 3/4 c. whole wheat pastry flour
2/3 c. Rapadura sugar
1/2 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
1 t. real vanilla
1 t. baking soda
1/4 t. salt
1/3 c. real chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and lightly grease muffin tin with coconut oil.

2. Combine dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.





3. In a separate bowl combine melted butter, buttermilk, vanilla, and egg.

4. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients, stirring only until moistened - don't over mix your muffins!

5. Fill muffin cups 2/3 full.



6. Bake 15 - 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean (ours had to bake the full 20 minutes).

7. Cool in pan for five minutes, then remove muffins to wire rack to cool.



Bon appetit!

We'd love to know if you give any of our muffin recipes a try. Let us know how they turn out or if you put a different spin on them. :)

This is the 9th installment in what will be, Lord willing, our year-long muffin adventure: Muffin Mondays! 52 Mondays, 52 Muffins. (There are 42 more to come, stay tuned...)


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32 comments:

  1. Mmm...these look so good! I have finals this week, but I think I'll give them a try after this week. :)

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  2. Breanna, Good luck on your finals! Nothing like a little chocolate to celebrate!

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  3. Those look great, I love chocolate muffins! Thanks for sharing the recipe. :)

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  4. I love chocolate and these look to be good for any time of day. You and I also share the same background for our blogs!!

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  5. Looking around your blog I also discovered we both homeschool! Love the idea of Muffin Mondays!

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  6. I love the Muffin Monday theme. My husband loves to have muffins for breakfast; I will definitely be checking back for more delicious muffin recipes!

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  7. Yum! We do lots of muffins and will add these to the line up! Thanks! Cute baker there!

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  8. I love muffins, especially ones with chocolate! I was wondering what is Rapadura sugar? I've never heard of it before. Thanks!

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  9. Sharee,

    Rapadura sugar is an unrefined, nutrient retaining sweetener made from whole cane sugar. I use it in place of brown sugar in most of my recipes, although many people use it to replace white sugar. You can read more about it here - https://www.azurestandard.com/shop/product/6326/

    Blessings!

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  10. Thanks for all your kind words, ladies. :) Welcome to our little corner of the blogosphere!

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  11. Can you tell me how to substitute coconut flour for the wheat flour in this recipe? Thanks!

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  12. Anonymous3/14/2011

    Can yogurt be substituted for the buttermilk?

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  13. Although I've never tried it, I have read that plain yogurt can be substituted for buttermilk cup for cup. I would likely thin the yogurt with a little milk if it seems too thick. I'd love to hear how this works for you if you give it a go! ~Lisa

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  14. Victoria,

    I've never tried using coconut flour in any of my baking and am completely unfamiliar with it; however, I did find the following info on substituting coconut flour for wheat flour:http://www.ehow.com/how_7330503_substitute-coconut-flour.html Hope this helps! Please let me know how it turns out if you do happen to try my recipe. Blessings!

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  15. Anonymous3/25/2011

    How much vanilla should be in this recipe? :-)

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  16. Yikes! Thanks for asking!! I've edited the post and recipe to include the vanilla. :) You'll want to add 1 tsp. real vanilla. Blessings!

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  17. Anonymous3/25/2011

    And do the chocolate chips get folded in as the last step, I assume?

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  18. I believe we included them with our dry ingredients, but you may fold them in at the end if you prefer. :) Sorry for the confusion; hope you enjoy these!

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  19. the boys really enjoyed these!

    you can make them even healthier by soaking the ww pastry and buttermilk at least 7 hours, overnight, up to 24 hours, then mixing that with the liquids and going on from there!

    thanks, katy

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  20. Katy, I'm so glad your boys like our muffins! I've wanted to try a soaked muffin recipe but haven't done it yet...never realized it was that easy! Thanks for the tip. Blessings, ~Lisa

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  21. I thought, "Oh, I'm sure these will be fine for breakfast," but my 10yo son looked up from his plate and said, "Mama! Seriously? You are letting me eat cupcakes for breakfast?!" I served them with a scoop of cookies and cream to my husband for dessert and we kept the whole breakfast-episode quiet! ;)

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  22. Glad you and your family enjoyed these! As the saying goes, muffins are an excuse to eat dessert for breakfast! :) Blessings, ~Lisa

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  23. Holly, I forgot to add that I love your story -- too funny! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  24. Oh yummy! How delicious! Please share your recipe with our readers and link it up at Muffin Monday. Thanks!

    http://www.talkingdollarsandcents.net/muffin-monday-applesauce-muffins

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  25. Now these look REALLY REALLY good!! Thanks for linking up to Foodie Friday.

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  26. First time I've visited your blog - the muffins look wonderful and I've bookmarked them.

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  27. Thanks for stopping by, Carla! Hope you enjoy our recipes. :) ~Lisa

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  28. Just made these but added orange peel and orange extract.

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    1. Thanks for letting us know...sounds delicious!

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  29. These turned out really lovely! I love the rounded muffin top that we got with these. I subbed 3/4 cup of flour with ground almonds to up the protein and subbed 1/2 of the butter for applesauce. Also, used regular sugar but reduced to 1/2 cup.

    Thanks so much for the great recipe!

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    1. You are so very welcome! Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment. :) And thanks for sharing your substitution ideas; we love reading what's worked for others as inspiration for changing things up ourselves! Blessings, ~Lisa & AnnaLynn

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