TWD: Hot Cocoa Muffins

by Holly on September 21, 2010


OK, so really this week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe, chosen by Rhiani of Chocoholic Anonymous, is supposed to be for a coffee flavored muffin – which I’m sure you can see plenty of if you visit the TWD blog and follow the links of my fellow bakers.  I didn’t really see sharing coffee muffins with my kids and definitely not all those muffins just for me so I decided to tweak the recipe and turn them into hot cocoa muffins.

Where the recipe calls for 1 cup of hot coffee, I subbed 1/2 cup of milk and 1/2 cup of water, heated till just boiling then added 3 tablespoons hot cocoa mix (from my homemade recipe) plus whisked in a 1/4 cup of chocolate chips till they melted. I could have just drank that and been happy!

The resulting muffins were a light milk chocolate flavor and were moist and delicious. While I am definitely a super chocolate lovin’ gal, I really liked the light chocolate flavor too.

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Clivia September 21, 2010 at 10:17 am

Great variation! I love the idea of a hot chocolate muffin.

Barbara Bakes September 21, 2010 at 10:46 am

You're such a clever girl to substitute cocoa. Great idea!

Peggy the Baker September 21, 2010 at 12:48 pm

What a great idea! Why didn't I think of that?! My husband loves coffee and he appreciated these muffins but next time I'll make your version.

Pamela September 21, 2010 at 2:43 pm

Really!? What a fab idea. I'll have to remember that for the future. Great pictures, too!

Lauri September 21, 2010 at 4:52 pm

Great call on the substitution I may try yours but wouldn't have conidered the others, just don't like coffee or the smell of it.

Tia September 21, 2010 at 4:55 pm

now you've got my mind fired up about all the things I could use hot cocoa mix in reather than coffee. I made mine into coffee cake with chopped chocolate bars on top! Tia @ Buttercreambarbie

Jodie September 21, 2010 at 5:17 pm

I did chocolate, too. I loved these!!

Mary September 21, 2010 at 7:32 pm

Great minds think alike…I did hot chocolate too!

Flourchild September 21, 2010 at 11:04 pm

Your chocolate idea is the bomb! I love it!! Im glad you enjoyed the muffins!

Lisa September 22, 2010 at 4:21 am

Great idea with the chocolate. And your hot chocolate recipe also sounds yummy.

Rhiani September 22, 2010 at 6:54 am

I love the idea of hot chocolate in these, that is a suggestion I was planning to make to my mother who definitely is NOT a fan of coffee no matter what the form.

Lillian September 22, 2010 at 12:42 pm

You are, as always, my hero.

Katrina September 22, 2010 at 1:42 pm

Great minds think alike, Holly. I used hot cocoa, too! Good stuff. Your muffins like perfect!

steph- whisk/spoon September 22, 2010 at 1:56 pm

sounds like a good sub for coofee! love the soft-looking texture!

thewhimsicalcupcake September 22, 2010 at 3:47 pm

these remind me of some hot cocoa cookies i've been meaning to make. maybe i can make these and toss on some marshmallows! ohh the ideas!

they look wonderful!

Paula September 23, 2010 at 3:54 am

Well, now. Aren't you ingeneous! I like the idea of a milk cnocolate flavored muffin.

Taylor Sterling September 23, 2010 at 3:34 pm

These look perfect right now. It is breakfast time and I am drinking a big cup of jo and could really use this!

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] September 24, 2010 at 5:03 pm

More chocolate is always a good thing. My muffins look wonderfully fluffy.

TeaLady September 25, 2010 at 2:54 am

So creative. I subbed cocoa powder for the espresso and they were perfect. Definitely have to try your version.

Kimberly September 25, 2010 at 3:52 pm

ohhhh yummm and smart thinking with the munchkins and the coffee muffins lol. I added you to the Beehive Blog Utah Bloggers Rock blogroll – looking forward to keeping up with your yumminess! 🙂

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