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!

For a copy of the original recipe for Chocolate Brownie Muffins, please visit Baker Street’s site and be sure to check out what the other food bloggers have baked up this week!

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