Muffins with nuts and chocolate

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Don’t know what to bake, bake muffins : )
Don’t know which ones, nuts and chocolate is always a bingo choice : )
A real key to success it is.

Personally, I like this kind of muffins a lot. Why? Hmm… It’s nothing sophisticated but… just have a bite and there is no turning back – yummy yummy yummy : )
The taste of nuts is definitely present but it does not steal the show at all. Big pieces of chocolate found inside are a nice surprise and simply pure pleasure : )
However, if the main audience here will be children, turn to sweet chocolate (or semi-sweet at least) – children are famous for having a sweet tooth ; )
For adults, stick to classic bitter taste : )

Though they do not look as awesome as the original ones, they’re delicious : )

Ingredients (for 10 muffins):

  • 125g butter (at room temperature)
  • 3 cups caster sugar (not powdered)
  • 2 eggs
  • few drops of vanilla flavour
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup ground nuts (I used a mixture of different kinds)
  • 1 tsp cocoa
  • 3 Tbs milk
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 100g chocolate (your favourite)

Mix flour with ground nuts, baking powder and cocoa.

Chop the chocolate into small pieces.

Mix butter for a moment. Add sugar and mix till the mass gets a bit white and soft.
Add one egg and mix to join the ingredients. Add another egg and mix again.
Though I added eggs separately to avoid curdling, mass decided to curdle nevertheless… That’s probably a standard when it comes to muffins : ) Let’s move on : )
Add flavour.

Add dry ingredients to wet ones (you can do it in two attempts) mixing till completely joined.
Mass will be rather thick. Add milk and mix in – it should help : )
Add chopped chocolate and stir it in.

Place cups in the muffin pan.
Mass into the cups (reaching 2/3 of the cup)

Preheat the oven to 170°C and bake for 25-30 minutes.

Cool the muffins on an oven shelf.


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