Dark Chocolate Muffin Recipe from How to Hygge by Signe Johansen
Who doesn’t love a chocolate muffin! So easy to make, delicious and perfect for a spot of baking with the children perfect for fika. This is one of our favourite versions and you probably have all the ingredients in your cupboard too!
Makes 12 muffins
150g refined spelt flour ( or plain flour)
100g ground almonds
200g light brown muscovado sugar ( or a mix of light brown and caster sugar if you prefer)
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp fine sea salt
1/8 tsp bicarbonate of soda
3 medium eggs
150 ml greek yogurt
150 g butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla extract
60 g coca powder
1 shot of espresso or strong filter coffee ( you can leave this out if children are having them).
150g dark chocolate chips or a bar finely chopped
Preheat the oven to 180℃ / gas mark 4 and line a 12 – hole muffin tin with muffin cases. Place the shallow tray with water on a lower shelf in the oven. This adds moisture and helps with the rise.
Sieve all the dry ingredients into a mixing bowl and stir through so the raising agents are evenly distributed. In a separate bowl, crack the eggs and lightly whisk with a fork to break them up. Add the yohurt, butter and vanilla extract. Stir through. In another bowl, carefully mix the cocoa powder with the coffee if you are using until you have a thick paste. Scoop this into the egg mixture and stir well so you have a dark, chocolatey mixture.
Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients and add the chocolatey egg mixture. Stir in a figure – of – eight pattern, making sure to scoop up the dry bits around the edges of the bowl. Add the dark chocolate chips or pieces and stir a few more times. Use a large spoon or ice – cream scoop to dollop the mixture into the muffin cases.
Bake on the middle shelf for about 20 minutes, or until the muffins have risen, look dark brown and feel firm to the touch. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on a wire rack, if you can!
If you want to vary it: you can add a mix of dark, milk or white chocolate chips. Spice it up with a little cinnamon or nutmeg and decorate the top.
If you want to make it dairy free try a substitute yogurt and butter and dairy free chocolate… and ENJOY!
They won’t last for long, mine certainly didn’t!
This recipe is taken from the lovely book How to Hygge, which has recipes as well as great reading on the Danish concept of ‘hygge’ too!
Buy ot read about hygge, bake to your hearts delight and try some tasty savoury dishes for a healthy Scandi meal. and find out more or check out our other delicious Scandinavian cookbooks….happy baking!!!!!