Muffin Monday: Chocolate Brownie Muffins

Chocolate Brownie Muffins?! You had me at ‘chocolate’. Then sealed the deal with ‘brownie’. And won my heart with ‘Nutella’ as a listed ingredient. There would be no resistance to such a scrumptious sounding recipe – not in this household.

Instead of regular chocolate chips, I opted to use mint chocolate chips as I figured it would be a great flavour combination for this muffin. Other than this change, I have to admit that I stuck to the recipe. It sounded pretty near perfect so I was excited to taste the results. With the addition of sour cream and Nutella I figured it would be rich and moist and oh so lovely.

Not the case.

I am a little puzzled why my muffins turned out to be dry and disappointing. I did opt to make mini muffins fearing regular sized versions of such a decadent treat would be too intense. I did over bake the first batch but even my second attempt – while definitely better – were still rather sawdusty. Not sure what went wrong but I’m interested to see how the other Muffin Monday bloggers made out with this recipe.

Perhaps a generous dollop of Nutella in the middle would have increased the extravagantness of these muffins. Or a nice ganache spread on top. In the end I gave up on the idea of a third attempt and instead went and made another batch of last week’s Bread Pudding Muffins. Mmm…they were just as good as I remembered!

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18 comments on “Muffin Monday: Chocolate Brownie Muffins

  1. valerie on said:

    Loooove this muffins a lot!! And I also love your last picture! Your muffins went out perfectly!

  2. Anita Menon on said:

    Oh I am sorry yours turned out dry. I was disappointed with my Rocky Road Muffins a Monday ago.

    These brownie muffins turned out wonderfully well for me. I guess, that is the thing about baking, sometimes, even when everything is just perfect, the output might end up surprising us.

  3. Bianca SBRantsnRaves on said:

    I’m sorry your muffins didn’t turn out how you wanted. I understand the frustration :( I hope next week comes out better!

  4. Food: Je t'Aimee on said:

    Oh no! I’m so sorry you were disappointed! I wonder what happened? I love your idea to use mint chips… it all sounds perfect to me. There’s nothing I don’t like about the sounds of a ‘generous dollop of Nutella’ though 😉 Next time!

  5. Laurie on said:

    Well, they sure look pretty; shiny like a brownie. Hhhhhmmmm….

  6. Baker Street on said:

    Your muffins have this deep red color! And that’s gorgeous!

  7. Stay-At-Home-Chef on said:

    Thanks Valerie! They might not have tasted good but at least they looked pretty :)

  8. Stay-At-Home-Chef on said:

    Yes that’s true Anita – you never know with baking sometimes. Ingredients could have been old, oven temperature off, any number of variables I guess :( Hopefully next week I’ll have better results!

  9. Stay-At-Home-Chef on said:

    Thanks Bianca…I hope next week turns out better for me. But sounds like everyone else had HUGE successes with this recipe so I just might have to give it another try…third time lucky?!

  10. Stay-At-Home-Chef on said:

    Thanks Aimee! At least I was able to whip up another batch of those Bread Pudding Muffins to sooth my pain 😉

  11. Stay-At-Home-Chef on said:

    Thanks Laurie! They do look rather delicious in the photo…not sure what I did wrong?

  12. Stay-At-Home-Chef on said:

    An – I think it was the cocoa powder I used. It had this deep, almost amber glow. Funny, eh?!

  13. Let Me Eat Cake on said:

    i love the idea of mint chips in these sounds like a great addition!

  14. Stay-At-Home-Chef on said:

    Thanks…the mint and chocolate combo was fantastic. Can’t go wrong!

  15. Carrie @ poet in the on said:

    I’m sorry the muffins turned out to be disappointing. I do like your idea of Nutella dollops in the middle for next time, though. :) Mmmm…

  16. Stay-At-Home-Chef on said:

    Yeah it was a bit of a bummer Carrie :( Although I’m definitely tempted to try again with the dollop of Nutella in the middle!

  17. Princess Polkadot on said:

    Hmmm, I thought maybe it was the gluten-free aspect, but I did add a couple extra tablespoons of milk to get mine into a batter that “looked right.”

    Mint chips are a good notion – I might have to try that!

  18. Stay-At-Home-Chef on said:

    Yes I’m still not sure what went wrong…maybe my flour was old? Anyway. Mint was a GREAT addition – I highly recommend :)

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