Chocolate muffins, Muffins come to your rescue at any time of the day. It could make part of your breakfast or evening snack or when you want to munch something watching movie. For a chocoholic like me these muffins make our day and goes well into the kids snack box. Chocochips are used for topping as I didn't have them I used the readily available dark chocolate in my refrigerator. I just broke it into pieces and nuts I used is cashews. These muffins are soft but not as soft as cake and chocolate topping with nuts make it crunchy.
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup milk, (low fat)
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1 tsp custard powder
- 2-3 tbsp oil
- 1 egg
- 3/4 tsp baking soda
- 1 ½ tsp baking powder
- Chocolate chips and nuts (broken into pieces) for topping
Step 1: Sift flour to bowl, add sugar, baking powder, baking soda. Mix them and keep aside.
Step 2: Take another bowl, add custard powder and milk and give a quick stir. Add egg and give one or to stir don’t overdo. Add oil chocolate extract. To this combine all dry ingredients and cut and fold to form muffin batter consistency. Avoid over stirring
Step 3: Line the muffin tray with muffin cups and transfer the prepared batter to 10 muffin cups. Spread the batter evenly. Now sprinkle each cup with chocolate chips and nuts. Bake for 15-18 minutes. Do the tooth pick test to confirm it’s completely done.
- Avoid over stirring
- Use of custard powder is optional I add it for an extra flavor
- Sugar can be adjusted if you want less sweet muffins as chocolate is also being used
- You may replace cashews with almonds/raisins, use for topping and may also stir in batter.