My first post of 2016! Yay! I hope everyone’s New Year is going great so far.
Now, it’s time to talk about muffins! Who doesn’t love a good muffin? I love using King Arthur Flour GF Muffin Mix, because the mix is just for plain muffins, so you can add whatever you want to them to personalize and make them delicious! There are endless possibilities with this mix. This time, I got the idea for these chocolate muffins from the King Arthur Flour website, specifically their recipe for Chocolate Breakfast Muffins. So here is how I made them!
What you’ll need:
- One box of King Arthur Flour Gluten Free Muffin Mix
- 6 tablespoons melted butter (or oil)
- 3 large eggs
- 3/4 cup milk*
- 1/4 cup espresso*
- 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- sparkling white sugar for topping (optional)
*The recipe called for espresso powder, but we didn’t have that on hand so I used brewed espresso. Because of this, I had to adjust how much liquid was in the batter and use a little less milk (usually 1 cup). If you do have espresso powder, use 3/4 teaspoon and use the full cup of milk.
- Preheat your oven to 375° and line your muffin pan with muffin cups
- Stir together the melted butter, eggs, mil, and espresso. Add the mix and cocoa, and whisk until it’s nice and smooth, then add your chocolate chips
- Fill your muffin cups until they’re almost full, and sprinkle sugar on top
- Bake for 18-22 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the middle of one of the muffins comes out clean
- Remove the muffins from the pan, cool for 5 minutes, and enjoy!
These muffins were ridiculously good. They were so soft and fluffy (like seriously, do you see how puffy these things got???). A lot of the time, gluten free muffins are pretty dense and look deflated, but not these little guys. They are light and pillowy and chocolatey. The only bad thing was that I really couldn’t taste the espresso, but maybe that would’ve been better if I’d used espresso powder or just a little more brewed espresso. Overall, this muffin mix is fantastic, and definitely my favorite way to make muffins!