Birthday Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins!

I have a Special Birthday Girl Post!  Happy Birthday to my baby girl!  Her special request for breakfast was Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins. 

She is a daughter after her mother's very heart; a Chef de Cuisine just like me, and loves chocolate.  When she created this a few months back I knew she was much farther ahead of the cooking game than me at her elementary age.

It's a notebook turned recipe book and all the pages are filled with cut out recipes from hundreds of magazines she searched for the perfect ones.  She has now started a second, just too cute!

So now you can see why I am so proud.  She loves to help me and even takes things into her own hands by finding and searching for her own recipes to try.  We had to search and find a Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffin recipe this morning because we have surprisingly never made them before.  But after the results today, we will be making these often.  I have listed some exact ingredients I use, they can be swapped out for similar in your pantry.  I will be adding later on what my favorite products are and why under Ingredients at Their Best for anyone who wants to know my reasoning behind it.  I always use organic even when not noted, but will always chose my ingredients for quality and flavor.

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins
1 C white flour, unbromated and unbleached
1 C whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 C unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 C raw cane sugar (We love Heavenly Organics sugar)
2 tsp aluminum free baking powder
1/2 tsp aluminum free baking soda
1/4 tsp celtic sea salt
1 1/4 C whole milk
1 large egg
2 TB unsalted butter, melted
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 C semisweet chocolate chips (We like the mini morsels)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease muffin cups or line with paper muffin liners.
2. In large bowl, mix flour, cocoa, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt and make a well in the center.
3. In small bowl whisk together milk, egg, butter and vanilla. Pour wet ingredients into well in large bowl and whisk just until all combined and wet, do not over mix. There will still be some lumps.

4.  Add chocolate chips and stir just until mixed through.

See those cute "helper" fingers?

5. Fill muffin cups 3/4 full.
6. Regular muffin pan, bake for 20-25 minutes. Mini muffin pan, bake 10-15 minutes. They are done when toothpick comes out clean, remember there are melted chocolate chips in there and can sometimes be hard to tell, my mini muffins took 12 minutes.

Results?  Yummy moist muffins for miles.  When I asked the morning crew if these where good, they looked at me and said "Mom these are blog good!" So enjoy and let me know what you think.

Well I am off for a special birthday girl dinner.  Next up?  A birthday girl trip to American Girl store at Mall of America and a birthday Key Lime Cake with Key Lime Glaze.  Have a wonderful evening everyone.

Today's recipes where brought to you by, inspired or adapted from:  AllRecipes.


  1. Happy birthday to your sweet babygirl!

    Can't wait to read & see the birthday girl's dinner!