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Chocolate Chipit Snackin' Muffins

Again, another good recipe from my favorite muffin cookbook called "The Best 250 Muffin Recipes by Esther Brody. I have really enjoyed this book and for a good while there I was trying a new recipe every week.
I think it is time that I rekindle that ritual. Sunday breakfast was often homemade muffins before we all run out of the door for church. This recipe is also vegan for those who have allergies to egg or dairy.
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp. cocoa
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tbsp. vinegar
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips (or more if you so desire)
  1. In a bowl combine flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Make a well in the center. Add oil, vanilla, vinegar, and warm water. Stir just until moist. Add chocolate chips.
  2. Spoon batter into prepared muffin tins, filling to top. Bake in prepapred muffin tins, filling to the top. Bake in a preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes at 400. (I always do 375.)
Serve with a good cup of coffee in the company of good fellowship.


  1. That is a moist yummy 'chocolatey' looking muffin! They're sure to beat the ones from the store.

  2. Oh my goodness, I love coming here! Can't wait to try these. I gave you an award at my blog. Have a sweet day!

  3. Now that would be a yummy snack. I just may have to whip up a batch for some little guests coming in the door this morning. Kathy (MGCC)

  4. I love this recipe! I think it is sometimes called Depression Chocolate Cake. It's naturally vegan --- and I've successfully converted it to gluten-free. So delicious!

  5. I am somewhat mystified at the continuous stream of yummy desserts post holiday time.

    Apparently none of the Mennonite Girls who Can Cook gained weight like I did. Traditionally, Jan and Feb yea well into March are dieting months.

    For everyone else.


  6. omg, these look yummy! send me some? haha

  7. I love this site, make so many of the recipes posted. I love looking here for dinner or dessert ideas.

    I made these muffins today, they are great, and terrific for my lactose intollerant husband (we use dark chocolate chips that are dairy free).

    Thanks ladies.

  8. these look so good i will definitely try them, i don't think i can get away with calling them breakfast though!

  9. great recipe, an you subsitutie the sugar for honey/

  10. Just wondering about the lack of eggs in this recipe. Is that really correct?

  11. yes anonymous, you are seeing right, there are no eggs in this recipe and it works out well.


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