Ultimate Triple Chocolate Muffins
These triple chocolate muffins are the perfect combination of sweet, salty and chocolatey. They’re not overly dense or heavy like some baked goods can be, so they’re easy to eat with a fork or spoon. I love them topped with homemade whipped cream or ice cream and drizzled with hot fudge sauce for an extra treat!
Muffins are a type of bread that can be sweet or savory, but they’re usually baked in a muffin tin and eaten for breakfast.
Muffins are made with a variety of ingredients including flour, sugar, eggs and butter. Some people add fruit or nuts to their muffins as well!
3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
Almond milk is lower in calories and fat than regular milk, so it’s a great alternative if you’re trying to lose weight or cut back on your daily calorie intake. It also offers calcium, vitamin E, and vitamin D–all important nutrients for your body!
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
This ingredient is a natural leavening agent that makes the muffins rise, as well as adding a slight tang. It’s also a natural preservative.
1/2 cup coconut sugar
- 1/2 cup coconut sugar
Coconut sugar is a natural sweetener made from the sap of the coconut palm. It’s an alternative to regular sugar that has a lower glycemic index and is also a good source of iron, zinc, potassium and magnesium.
- Eggs are a great source of protein and other nutrients, including vitamin D, vitamin A, vitamin E and vitamin B12.
- The protein in eggs provides you with energy to help keep your body going throughout the day.
- Eggs also contain choline which is an essential nutrient that helps maintain healthy brain function as well as helps lower cholesterol levels by breaking down fat deposits within the liver.
2 tsp vanilla extract
Vanilla extract is a liquid extract of vanilla beans. It’s made by soaking vanilla beans in alcohol, then straining out the pulp and other ingredients. Vanilla extract can be found in grocery stores, specialty shops and online.
Vanilla extract is used in baking to add flavor to batters and desserts like cakes, cookies and brownies. You can also use it to enhance the taste of ice cream or whip cream!
1 cup white whole wheat flour
1 cup white whole wheat flour
We love using white whole wheat flour in recipes like this one because it has a milder flavor than regular whole wheat flour, but is still packed with nutrition. It’s made from a mixture of white and red wheat, which means it contains all the essential vitamins, minerals and fiber that you need in your diet. The protein content is also higher than regular whole wheat flour (10 grams per cup vs 6 grams).
1/3 cup cocoa powder (I used Hershey’s Special Dark)
The first ingredient is cocoa powder, which is a great source of antioxidants. Cocoa powder also contains iron and magnesium, as well as calcium and fiber.
2 tsp baking powder
Baking powder is a leavening agent that helps make baked goods rise. It’s made with baking soda, an acid and filler (such as cornstarch). Baking powder can be used to make muffins rise or cakes rise, so if you want to cut down on the number of ingredients in your recipe, try swapping out some of the flour for cocoa powder!
1/2 tsp baking soda
Baking soda is a leavening agent, which means it helps the muffins rise. It’s used in this recipe to neutralize the acid from cocoa powder and chocolate chips, so they don’t react with baking powder or yeast (and cause your muffins to fall).
1/2 tsp salt
Salt is a preservative, flavor enhancer, texture enhancer and color enhancer. It also helps to moisten baked goods by drawing out moisture from the dough. This can be used in conjunction with baking soda to make a cake rise more easily.
Salt will help keep your chocolate muffins fresh longer as well because it inhibits mold growth on breads and cakes that contain sugar or flour (which most do).
6 tbsp unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
- Melted butter is easier to measure and mix into the batter because it’s warm.
- Melted butter is easier to spread on top of the muffins, which will give them a better texture.
1/4 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips (optional)
You can add 1/4 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips to the batter, if you like. The small bits of chocolate will add a bit of crunch and texture to these muffins, but they’re also delicious without any extras! You could also use regular-sized chocolate chips or even chunks (if you prefer a more rustic look).
These muffins have it all! If you’re a chocoaholic, get ready to fall in love.
These muffins are the ultimate triple chocolate muffins. They have it all! If you’re a chocoaholic, get ready to fall in love.
Chocolate chips, cocoa powder and melted dark chocolate make up the rich base of these rich treats that will satisfy any sweet tooth. You can’t go wrong with these delicious treats!
Chocolate lovers, this is one recipe you don’t want to miss. The triple chocolate goodness will make your mouth water and leave you wanting more! If you’re looking for a healthier version of this classic treat, try using whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose flour or almond milk instead of dairy milk. You can also substitute some sugar with honey or maple syrup if desired–just remember that these options will affect the texture and sweetness level so adjust accordingly!