Chocolate Overload Muffins

Hi Lil’Luna readers!!  I’m Gina from Kleinworth & Co. where I share favorite family recipes, crafts with the kids & occasional photography tips & tricks.

I’m beyond thrilled to be here today. I adore this beautiful space Kristyn has created here & I feel honored to be able to share a family favorite here. You see – I have a love for those giant double chocolate chip muffins you see in the market. Every time we shop I see them & use every ounce of willpower to not pick them up. I keep telling myself that I will make my own & then I never seem to get around to it. Well – this past week I finally made them & I am oh so happy I did. I definitely went a little overboard with the chocolate but it certainly made them exactly what I had been hoping for. Besides- can you ever really have too much chocolate??

Chocolate Overload Muffins

Chocolate Overload Muffins by Gina @ Kleinworth & Co. www.kleinworthco.com

If you are a choc-o-holic…these are the muffins for you.

Chocolate Overload Muffins by Gina @ Kleinworth & Co. www.kleinworthco.com
They definitely took care of my craving for chocolate muffins.

Chocolate Overload Muffins by Gina @ Kleinworth & Co. www.kleinworthco.com

The back story here  is,  for nearly a year I have been on a “no processed food for breakfast”  for the family.  This basically means that if it comes in a box or is ready to eat- they have not had it for breakfast.  I have made them some sort of baked bread, muffin or donut to go with their fruit & milk in the mornings & I’m loving that we have cut out preservatives for at least one meal of the day.   Often times they get a lot of banana bread just because I’m tight on time & usually have bananas on the counter that are well beyond their prime.  The kids are okay with that as I usually add in a little surprise like a new nut or dates to the bread to change things up a little.  I do really try to keep things on the healthier side for the weekdays.  I do my green smoothies all week long & so by the time the weekend comes- I’m ready for something like these muffins to put a little extra sparkle in my day.   They are a hit.

Chocolate Overload Muffins

Ingredients

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/3 cup dutch process cocoa powder
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips + more for sprinkling on top
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chunks
  • 2-2/3 cup milk
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup chocolate jimmies

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Prepare 32 muffin tins with paper wrappers or cooking spray.
  3. In large bowl - combine all dry ingredients except chocolate jimmies
  4. In separate bowl- combine liquid ingredients & whisk until incorporated & egg yolks are broken.
  5. Fold into dry ingredients - don't over mix but make sure you don't have any dry spots.
  6. Spoon batter into prepared tins about 3/4 of the way full.
  7. Sprinkle on additional chocolate chips & chocolate jimmies.
  8. Bake 20-23 minutes or until toothpick test is clean.
  9. Cool in tins about 10 minutes before moving to wire rack to continue cooling completely.
  10. Store in airtight container at room temperature.
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I’m telling you- these are the perfect little something to have with your morning coffee or tea.  They certainly perk up my weekends & the family has already asked that I make these on a fairly regular basis.  It always makes me happy when I make something they want again & again.

Chocolate Overload Muffins by Gina @ Kleinworth & Co. www.kleinworthco.com

You know you want some

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Thank you so much Kristyn for having me today.  It’s been such a pleasure.

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Oh my heavens – these look delicious!! Chocolate Muffins are my favorite!

Thank you for the delicious recipe, Gina!

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Be sure to go to Kleinworth & Co.  for more delicious recipes from Gina.

ENJOY!

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  1. 1
    Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes :

    All I can say is, “oh my gosh!” Pinned!

  2. 3

    Wow Gina- a year of baked goods for breakfast? SO impressed. That’s a big undertaking. These look great!
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    • 4
      Gina Kleinworth :

      Thank you Mique – my banana bread recipe (which I make the most) only takes about 5 minutes to throw together & 30 min to bake- if I make 2 batches at a time- it will last them nearly all week. Works out great with minimal work :) (which is key, right?)

  3. 5

    These look divine! Its my birthday on Sunday so I think I’ll have to make some of these for myself :D
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  4. 7

    I love anything Gina makes… Looks GREAT!
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  5. 9
    Gina Kleinworth :

    So incredibly thrilled to be here today- can’t even tell you!!! Thank you Kristyn!!

  6. 11

    These look so beautiful and delicious! Can’t wait to try them!
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  7. 13

    These look so delicious! I am making these tonight, hiding them from the kids, and eating ALL of them!
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  8. 16

    Gorgeous & pinned! They’re so dark and rich looking – lovely!
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  9. 18

    Is the sugar quantity correct? 4 cups flour, 1 1/3 cups cocoa, and only 1 cup of sugar?

    • 19
      Gina Kleinworth :

      Yes Kim- that is correct. The muffin itself isn’t too sweet – the sweetness comes from all the added chocolate bits. It’s the perfect blend & keeps them from being overly rich. (less like a cupcake) This recipe also makes quite a large batch – you can cut the recipe in half too.

  10. 20

    Love, love, love these muffins!! I’m a chocoholic!! These are amazing!! Thanks for the recipe!!

  11. 22

    These look amazing! Yum!
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  12. 24

    Yummy!!
    I can smell the chocolate from here…
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  13. 26

    I love the idea of cutting processed foods out of breakfast. We eat cereal way too often – I need to follow your example! Starting with these muffins!!
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  14. 27

    These look Ahhhh-mazing! Do you have to use “dutch process” cocoa?


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