Dark Chocolate Mint Muffins

Wednesday, December 22, 2010
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Dark Chocolate Mint Muffins

1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1/3 cup unsweetened dark cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup oil
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup sour cream
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon mint extract (the thick green kind)
3/4 cup chocolate chunks

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 12 cup muffin pan with cooking spray.

In a medium mixing bowl, sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a large mixing bowl whisk together oil, butter, sour cream, sugar, eggs and mint extract until well combined. Add flour mixture to wet ingredients and stir until just combined. Stir in chocolate chunks until combined.

Divide batter into muffin cups. Bake 18-20 minutes or until well risen and firm. Transfer muffins to wire racks to cool.

Makes 12 big muffins

19 comments on "Dark Chocolate Mint Muffins"
  1. I love breakfast morning traditions..my mom always makes us homemade cinnamon rolls...Eric's Family Christmas morning sounds delicious.i want to be invited :)

    Have a Merry Christmas!!

  2. Oh man, these sound killer...nothing like dark peppermint and chocolate to wake you up on christmas morning! With a cup of coffee, that would be a perfect morning!

  3. We would so get out of bed for these! Delicious!

  4. They look so moist! I'm liking this dark, tempting muffin.

  5. MMM you just made the most important meal of the day the best one with those goodies :)

  6. I will definitly give a try to these muffins. I don't know of I will have time to prepare these for Christmas breakfast, but I will:)

  7. these look absolutely beautiful & delicious! i can't wait to try them :)

  8. hey ms. emily! these look delicious, but i only have peppermint extract. do you think it'll still work as well? anyway, just wanted to say merry christmas and happy new year!! hope your home is filled with much laughter, joy, and love this holiday season!

  9. Great post. I found a new blog to read and a great new muffin recipe.

    I wouldn't mind the sausage ball though either. Can I go to breakfast at Eric's?

  10. my family doesn't have a christmas morning breakfast tradition, but i really want to start one! there are SO many delicious treats that i'd love waking up to!
    those muffins look delicious - love the super dark color!

  11. Those chocolate muffins look amazing!!! On Christmas morning, we nibble on Christmas cookies while we open presents and then have pancakes. Hey, I bought some of Julie Ann's granola at the Fresh Market and you're right - it's really, really good!

  12. I forgot to add the most important thing - Merry Christmas to you and your family, and best wishes for a very happy New Year! I've enjoyed your blog this past year and look forward to reading about your adventures in 2011. :-)

  13. The pictures look amazing! My family doesn't like breakfast very much, usually only I do. But hopefully we'll go to Ihop or something this year(:

  14. Those muffins are absolutely gorgeous. You have the most impressive photography skills, and I am fascinated by your photos all the time.

  15. how about alternating--sausage ball, mint muffin, sausage ball, mint muffin. mmm...perhaps not. :)

  16. i never had a breakfast tradition. this year i had leftovers from dinner on the eve. hahaha. but anyhoo, that's some wicked lookin muffins you've got there! i absolutely the chocolate mint combination. (made some for my christmas macarons! :D)

  17. Thanks everyone!

    Hot Pink, I'll invite you!

    t, sorry! I missed your question. I think I would use less of the extract. Maybe 1/2 teaspoon?

    Puppy Love, it is good, isn't it?

  18. Please, please, pretty please list your ingredient measurements in Metric too? Seriously. American cups have a different volume to the cups the rest of the world uses. XD