Instantly Upgrade Basic Muffin Mix with Cocoa Powder and Chopped Chocolate

updated May 1, 2019
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Looking for a way to bring some chocolate into your morning routine? These muffins, made with a double dose in the form of cocoa and chocolate, are the way to do it!

Why Your Muffin Mix Deserves This Upgrade

We’re starting with our basic muffin recipe and turning it into a truly delightful treat with a double chocolate upgrade. First stir unsweetened cocoa powder into the batter to create a mild base, then chop up that good bar of dark chocolate you have stashed in the pantry or reach for a bag of chocolate chips for a mix-in that adds a sweet surprise to each bite.

How to Do It

Prepare the batter for basic muffins. Stir in about 1/2 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder and 2 tablespoons of chopped chocolate. Spoon the batter into muffin tins, and top with additional pieces of chocolate, if you like. Bake according to the recipe instructions.

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