Monday, April 15, 2013

Chocolate Chip Citrus Muffins

You know those chocolates at Christmas time that look like oranges.  Chocolate oranges.  They taste like the candied orange rinds dipped in chocolate.  

Well, I don't really like those.  

The other day though I had future cookie dipped in chocolate with a hint of orange flavoring. It was out of this world fantastic.

It got me thinking about muffins. And the chocolate. And orange marmalade. Remember those blueberry jam muffins from last week. Well while I was digging in the fridge that weekend I found some orange marmalade.  Homemade stuff from the farm stand up the road, complete with bits of orange rind. 

I figured I would take the jam muffin recipe and add some cocoa, chocolate chips and a whole lot of orange marmalade.  Success!

I began this little kitchen project at about 6am on Sunday morning. I think I might have woke the neighbors.  Maybe if I bring them some they will forgive me.

Chocolate Chip Citrus Muffins

by Emily Morris
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15-18 minutes
Keywords: bake breakfast chocolate orange
Ingredients (12 muffins)
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup orange marmalade
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and line a 12 cup muffin tin. Combine the flours, cocoa, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Whisk to combine.

In a separate bowl, combine the milk, vegetable oil, vanilla, egg, and brown sugar. Whisk to combine, making sure the honey is fully dissolved.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir just enough to combine. It will be lumpy. Fold in chocolate chips.

Add the jam, and fold the mixture a few times to distribute it, but leave the mixture streaky. Portion the mixture evenly into the muffin tins.

Bake at 375 degrees until the muffins are done and a toothpick inserted in the center of the muffins comes out clean, about 15 minutes. The tops will look a bit dry.

Remove the muffins from the pan and cool on a rack.
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  1. Ooooh my MIL LOVES chocolate & orange, she'd adore these!

  2. Orange and chocolate.. great combination. :)

  3. I love the sound of chocolate orange muffins, these look delicious!

  4. orange and chocolate awesome combination..What about jam and chocolate combination.?
    Chocolate and jam


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