Ultra Chocolate Muffins
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup apple juice
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup chocolate chips (I used Organic semi-sweet chocolate chips, but you can use whatever you want)
- Preheat oven to 375F.
- In a bowl, combine the dry ingredients. Stir or whisk until well mixed.
- In a separate bowl, mix the wet ingredients, mix well.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, and add the chocolate chips. Mix until blended, be careful not to overmix, it will make the muffins tougher.
- Spoon batter into 12 greased or paper-lined muffin tins. Bake at 375F for 18 minutes.
These muffins are ultra chocolaty and moist. I decided to make these muffins with no milk, eggs or butter, I wanted to add apple juice for an added flavor and the balsamic vinegar added helps to bring out the chocolate flavor. These muffins are rich and flavorful but also light and moist in texture. Enjoy!