Thursday, May 20, 2010

Chocolate Fudge Muffins



Yes, that is warm, melted, gooey chocolate staring you in the face.

Let's just say that chocolate and I are very good friends! These chocolaty fudgy muffins are my very favorite sweet snack to make, and they are pretty much guilt free, being made entirely from whole wheat and having virtually no fat aside from the vegan chocolate chips and a single tsp of oil! This recipe is just too good to not share with you all!




Chocolate Fudge Muffins
adapted from Bethenny Frankel's Joyful Heart Muffins



What You Need:
cooking spray
1 cup unsweetened applesauce

1 tsp canola oi, or olive oil

1/2 cup raw turbinado sugar, or evaporated cane juice sugar

2 tsp vanilla extract

3/4 cups white whole wheat flour (this type of flour works best)

1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips


To Make:
Preheat oven to 350. Spray 8 muffin cups on the muffin tin. Mix the applesauce, 1 tsp canola oil, and vanilla extract. In a separate bowl mix the dry ingredients. Combine the wet ingredients with the dry.

*this batter is deceiving! It will seem too thick and you may think it doesn't have enough moisture in it, but that is how it is supposed to be. Just make sure everything is incorporated and mixed well.*

Fill the 8 muffin cups, and bake for 20-25 minutes. Be careful not to overcook these! The muffins are done when they are barely firm to the touch on the top. Let them cool for 10 or so minutes before eating.

These are yummiest when warmed, so when you are going to have one, reheat in the microwave for about 12 seconds for a perfect, warm, gooey brownie like muffin.

28 comments:

  1. Thanks for visiting my blog. Those muffins look amazing. Gonna make them next for sure!!!!!!!

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  2. So gooey! I love it. :)

    Must try this recipe.

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  3. I can imagine how great these must have tasted! Fudge muffins is a very, very amazing idea. I need to go shopping for some applesauce!

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  4. The chocolate fudge muffins you made look amazingly delicious!! There is no reason to make unhealthy desserts when you have recipes like this. It looks delicious and very simple to make. I am going to make these for sure. I love the oatmeal, apricot cookies on your blog. I have made those three times already:) Love you:)

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  5. You've got to be kidding me??!!! These look AMAZING. I'm SO going to make these. You find the best recipes!

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  6. OOOH! These were the only things that looked good to me when I wasn't feeling good yesterday...this is what I REALLY wanted for dinner!

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  7. Oh wow! That looks amazing! and guilt free? That's incredible! :-)

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  8. I found your blog through your comment on mine :) My kids caught me looking at this post, and are now INSISTING I make these! I'll let you know how they turn out! Your blog is lovely. Beautiful pictures, and wonderful recipes!

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  9. Adapted from a Bethenny Frankel recipe?! That witch is so mean on 'Real Housewives of NY'. She drove Kelly to a nervous breakdown this week! I think you should post all her recipes for free just to spite her!

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  10. I actually have never even seen even one episode of "The Real Housewives" show, so I had no idea she was a big meanie! Being mean is no good, right?! But, I have to say that her vegan baking recipes are really tasty!

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  11. OH MY GOODNESS!!! Hannah and I were in the mood for a little treat today so we made these. YUMMY!!! I am loving the white whole wheat flour from Trader Joes. I have been using it everything from pancakes to banana bread and nobody can tell I switched. Thanks for the inspiration!!!

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  12. Oh My Wonderful! I added oatmeal to mine and I had some fresh red wheat that I used and they are wonderful! Thanks for all your hard work and sharing with us your goodies

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  13. These were really yummy- I used whole wheat pastry flour, did not have the white whole wheat on hand- but I plan on trying it. Thanks for another great recipe!

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  14. I made these, and yum! I love them :) I think I may make them about a million different ways. Oh, and I actually like Bethenny :) I think she's the only one who's not bonkers on NYHW's.

    http://www.veganpiggy.com/2010/05/no-need-to-fudge-truth.html

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  15. Wow these look amazing! Found your blog through Alicia's recommend on Kind Life! I'm instantly a fan! cant wait to try some of your amazing looking receipes out :)

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  16. even my meat loving hubby will love this Thanks for what you Do!

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  17. OMG!!! These are SOOOO good! I too found your blog on Kind Life. I can't wait to try some of your other goodies! Thanks!

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  18. I just made these muffins and they are AWESOME! My 7 year old son is in heaven. Such a great and healthy treat that tastes so sinful! These will be on constant rotation at my house!

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  19. I finally made these muffins tonight, and like some of the other commenters, I'm in heaven! SO easy, and SO delicious. I meant to add walnuts, but I was so excited I forgot. ;)

    Thank you so much for posting this; I'm pregnant, and though I've been craving a pan of brownies, I won't eat junk. I have a feeling these will be in our regular rotation.

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  20. HELP PLEASE! I made the chocolate fudge muffins twice - one batch without the turbinado sugar and one with - the 2nd batch with the turbinado sugar was definately tastier than without - now, while these are the most moist muffins I have ever made - both batches left a bad after taste - I wonder if it was my chocolate chips?? Hmmmm anyway - looking for suggestions.........

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  21. Yummy! These are heavenly. Oh my gosh, I can't get enough would have eaten the whole batch if not for the pasta all formigiana that I ate for dinner.

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  22. I am on a gluten free diet, so I substituted brown rice flour instead of the whole wheat flour, and they come out great! Even my family members and co-workers eat them up like crazy, and they aren't on gluten-free diets.

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  23. Hey everyone! Im SO GLAD that you all love these muffins as much as I do!

    Sienna- I have also made them with GF flours before and they do turn out great that way! So glad you made them and loved them!

    Piggy- I loved seeing yours on your own blog, they looked perfect!

    Debbie-I agree, totally heavenly! When I make them I have some for lunch with almond milk and just think about how much I love my life at that moment! haha

    Teresa D- hmmmm, I haven't ever had that problem. It may have been the chocolate chips you used. Or possibly the cocoa powder. Also, make sure that you dont overcook them. Burnt and overcooked chocolate is not very tasty...

    Lisa, Sarah, Wava, April- im glad that you all loved them as much as I do!

    Chow- Yes, I think they are about as guilt free as you can get for a bronie type treat!! Awesome right?!

    jazz- you MUST try, sooooo good. I know you will love them!

    Cynthia- I always love to hear all of your feedback! Im glad you liked them, and its good to know that they worked out great with the whole wheat pastry flour as well! You are awesome!

    Indra- what a good idea to add a little oats to these! I think they are an empty slate for endless possibilities!I am posting a fun new way to have them in a few days, you will LOVE it!

    and thanks to the rest of you for all of the comments!!!

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  24. These are just the best brownies I've ever had.. ever. And the extra 1/2 cup of hazelnuts made them just perfect. I had them with a dollop of plain soya yogurt, yummy. Thanks!

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  25. Thanks kate! Im so glad you liked them! Good idea to dollop plain yogurt on, Yummy!

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  26. Yummy! Can't wait to make these this weekend! :)

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  27. I made these muffins this week and they rocked my world! Thanks for a wonderful recipe!

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  28. These are the best chocolate muffins I´ve ever had!!! Absolutely love this recipe. Thanks!

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