Chocolate two days in a row?!? Well, yes, it’s December. ‘Tis the season for sweets.
And these are muffins. So don’t count as dessert. ;)
Actually, I made these as an idea for “second breakfast” while we are celebrating Hobbit Week here at the Gimme Some blogs. Ok, well this recipe may be a bit of a literal take on the term. But for those of you who are familiar with Bilbo Baggins from The Hobbit, he and all of his other friends are arguably of the most beloved “foodies” in literature. Hobbits LOVED to eat good food, and they loved to eat lots of it, and eat often. :) Hence the name, “second breakfast”, because when is one breakfast really enough for a hobbit?
So if you are looking for a yummy recipe for your own first, or second, or even third breakfast (Bilbo would be proud), I highly recommend these Chocolate Almond Muffins! You can whip them up in a snap, and they are wonderfully sweet and moist. And when made with white whole wheat flour, they are even a little extra good for you.
These look amazing! I always want to start my mornings off with something chocolate.
Gorgeous……and delicious! Enjoy your trip to Europe! Can’t wait to hear all about it and see pictures!
Love the Hobbit mention ;)
chocolate and almond are one of the all-time best flavor combos in my opinion! these look awesome!
hope you’re enjoying europe!!!
Hobbit all the way!!!
These look so tasty! Chocolate and almond is such a great combo. Beautiful photos!
These look amazing!!
Yummm, I love chocolate muffins, and the almond makes them extra special!
Ali these muffins look amazing! I love chocolate and almonds together! PS.. where did you get that gorgeous pan? I really love it #panenvy
Hahaha. I googled imaged “The Hobbit” yesterday in order to quickly make a present for my husband and your muffin recipe picture was the first result. I was just like, “Huh? Is this a mistake?” Uh-huh. Well I see now. :)
These pictures are amazing! Love love love them. And I’m sure the muffins are good too!
YUM!! these are great photos! x
I tried the recipe twice and the batter was thick and the muffins came out very dry and hard, the flavor was good though.It needs some more moisture. Can you tell me why.
My kids love chocolate muffiins! I think I will tell my wife to make this one tomorrow using this recipe.
Can i use coconut oil instead of canola oil
I measured all the ingredients exact and it seemed rather thick. Is it supposed to be like that? I did add a little extra milk and it seemed better. They smell delicious, but I won’t get to try them until a league function on Saturday.
You had me at “second breakfast” :) Just made these for Valentine’s Day. Made the double recipe. Half whole wheat. We have an almond dissenter in the house so we put one whole almond in the middle, a few slivers on top, and added a cup of dark chocolate chips. Halfed the sugar. Added another 1/4 tsp of almond extract. Love the instructions about not overbaking. That was super important. Did 18 vs. 24 muffins with the double recipe. 20 minutes total bake time was perfect. They were a hit even with the almond dissenter. Thanks!
You had me at “second breakfast” :) Just made these for Valentine’s Day. Made the double recipe. Half whole wheat. We have an almond dissenter in the house so we put one whole almond in the middle, a few slivers on top, and added a cup of dark chocolate chips. Halfed the sugar. Added another 1/4 tsp of almond extract. Love the instructions about not overbaking. That was super important. Did 18 vs. 24 muffins with the double recipe. 20 minutes total bake time was perfect. They were a hit even with the almond dissenter. Note to future bakers: the batter will be thick. I resisted the temptation to add more milk and I’m glad I did because they baked up perfect as is. Thanks!
Hi! I tried this recipe, because your carrot cake never fails me, I love it! I don’t often make muffins, and my oven is quite particular, mine came out quite tough. Anyways – if future bakers read this I would suggest really hold back on the almond essence (they can be quite strong), add the dry ingredients all at once and stir as little as you can, and strive for minimum bake time for this recipe. And yes the batter was quite thick.