These days I make my own from scratch. I found a recipe on the internet back in 2002 and as usual, I changed the recipe around to suit my family's tastes. They are delicious and because they are chocolate you can hide black chia seeds, linseed meal, oat bran and lots of other goodies to make them healthier.
I hope you enjoy them as much as we do
3 cups of self raising flour
1 cup of sugar
4 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder
1 3/4 cups of milk
150 grams of melted butter
3/4 cup of chocolate chips / bits
Turn the oven on to 180 degrees.
In a large bowl mix the flour, sugar and sifted cocoa powder.
Add the milk, melted butter and eggs. Mix until just combined.
Add the chocolate bits and mix until combined.
Place spoonfuls into greased muffins tins or use patty cases.
Bake in the oven for 15 - 20 minutes until the tops spring back when touched.
Remove from the muffin tins when slightly cool.
Makes about 20 medium muffins or about 30 small muffins.
* These muffins freeze well. Add them frozen to your kid's lunchboxes and they'll be thawed by morning break time.
* To add extra goodness, mix two tablespoons each of black chia seeds, linseed meal and oat bran to the dry ingredients. Kids will love them as the muffins are slightly crunchy. You might need to add a little extra milk if the mixture is too stiff.
* For vanilla muffins omit the choc chips and cocoa powder. Add two teaspoons of vanilla extract.
* These muffins are great for kids birthday parties. Ice with different colored icing and top with smarties, sprinkles, coconut or crushed nuts.
|A plate full of lunchbox muffins|
|Making the muffins|