August 14, 2019

Double chocolate blueberry muffins


Big chocolate muffins loaded with juicy fresh blueberries and melted chunks of semi-sweet chocolate make a lightly sweetened snack, breakfast, or lunchbox treat!

Our fridge and freezer are overflowing with blueberries from our rather overzealous blueberry picking this year, so I wanted to make a new kind of blueberry muffin. I had been thinking about chocolate and blueberry together... it's not a combination you see very often. You often see chocolate with raspberries or strawberries, so I figured it would work well with blueberries, too. And, it does! These muffins have a chocolate batter, then chunks of semi-sweet chocolate melted in them, along with pops of fresh blueberries! They are not overly sweet, which I like, especially for a breakfast or snack item.

I have quite a few muffin recipes already on the blog including a couple with blueberries like these Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins and these Whole Wheat Blueberry Zucchini Muffins (perfect for this time of year) - I'm frequently trying to make new ones that my family will enjoy. These were definitely a hit with everyone in our house, and I hope they will be in yours as well.


Yield: 12 muffins

Double Chocolate Blueberry Muffins

Big chocolate muffins loaded with juicy blueberries and melted chunks of semi-sweet chocolate make a lightly sweetened treat or breakfast!

ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour (or all-purpose)
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • heaped 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup chopped semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1 heaped cup fresh blueberries

instructions:

How to cook Double Chocolate Blueberry Muffins

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a muffin tin with liners or spray/grease well.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour through salt.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs through buttermilk. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry with a wooden spoon until almost combined.
  5. Fold in the chocolate and blueberries until just combined.
  6. Spoon the batter evenly into the muffin tin. Bake for 16-18 minutes, until the tops are springy and an inserted toothpick comes out clean (try a few spots as there will be melted chocolate inside).
  7. Remove the muffins to a wire rack to cool. Serve warm or room temperature.

NOTES:

If you don't have buttermilk, simply add a tablespoon of lemon juice or white vinegar to a measuring cup and then fill the rest of the way with milk. Let sit a few minutes. These muffins are not overly sweet. For a sweeter muffin, increase the sugar to 3/4 cup.
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I hope you give these muffins a try and let me know what you think of the blueberry and chocolate combination.


12 comments:

  1. I love these muffins...need to bake a batch before the berry season is over!

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  2. I never think to do chocolate and blueberries together, but these look fabulous!

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  3. I've had chocolate muffins. And blueberry ones. Of course! But never the combo of those in one muffin. Neat! Thanks. :-)

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  4. I've been going crazy with fresh blueberries lately lol and these muffins look like the perfect way to put some to good use!

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  5. I think I've said this before, but I really do want to be a kid in your kitchen! These muffins are to die for!

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  6. Amy, these muffins looks extra delicious with nothing but wonderful ingredients!
    What a treat alongside a lovely cup of tea in the afternoon - or maybe even for breakfast?!

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  7. How creative! I totally love this take on blueberry muffins!

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  8. I have never considered making chocolate blueberry muffins. Can't wait to give them a try.

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  9. Chocolate and blueberry is amazing! These would make great make aheads for breakfast.

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  10. It's been too long since I've made muffins, these sound like a great pick me up in the morning

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  11. Love blueberry and Chocolate together! Making these asap!

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  12. Yum I love the idea of blueberries and chocolate together!

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