Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Nigella Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins

My Weight Watchers subscription just expired. I am in a dangerous zone! I have decided to try this on my own as I have lost and gained the same pound in the last two years I think. I love to exercise but I love to eat too... especially anything with chocolate! IMG_4990_edited-1
I need to stop baking - that would help my weight loss... but I love to mix stuff together! IMG_4988_edited-1
I usually have 1 or 2 muffins in each batch I bake... but I bake a lot!! IMG_4987_edited-1 These muffins are not Weight Watchers by the way! LOL! IMG_4981 copy

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins
from nigella-lawson
makes 12 muffins

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons best quality cocoa powder
3/4 cup superfine sugar (used a little more than 1/2 cup)
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips, plus 1/4 cup for sprinkling
1 cup milk (used low fat)
1/3 cup plus 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1 egg
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Put the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa, sugar, and 3/4 cup of the chocolate chips into a large bowl. Pour all the liquid ingredients into a measuring jug. Mix the dry and wet ingredients together, remembering that a lumpy batter makes the best muffins. Spoon into the prepared muffin cases. Sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup chocolate chips on top and then bake for 20 minutes or until the muffins are dark, risen and springy. IMG_4989_edited-1

3 comments:

Michelle Renee said...

I love all that yummy bokeh with the chocolate cakes.

Thanks for the recipe. :)

Nicki said...

Yummy cupcakes, beautifully photographed. Is there any penalty if you have a change of heart down the road and decide to re-joint WW? (like a higher fee). If not - I'd give it a go on my own, especially since you've been doing it for a couple of years and already know your level of compliance and your dedication to maintaining your health.

Spencer said...

They look absolutely delicious! I reckon I could polish off an entire plateful in about 5 minutes!