Friday, February 25, 2022

February muffin recipe: Chocolate Chip Gingerbread Muffins


 Rudolph Day (and a snowy one at that) seems like the perfect day to try a new muffin recipe.  Recall, I am trying one new muffin recipe per month with the idea of finding something very special to use for Christmas 2022's kitchen gifts.

The one I tried today, Chocolate Chip Gingerbread Muffins, is a good contender for that role.  I had found this recipe awhile ago and saved it.  My hubby and I were on a 40-day sugar fast until a couple of days ago, so I had held off on baking these muffins until now.  I'm glad I waited, because baking them on Rudolph Day was so perfectly serendipitous.  

This is a large recipe which makes 22 muffins.  I didn't think we could use quite that many, so I cut the recipe in half.  That worked perfectly and I managed to eke 12 muffins out of the batter.  I didn't have any applesauce on hand so I used the vanilla yogurt option.  I also didn't sprinkle any of the mini chocolate chips on top.  They didn't look quite as pretty as the muffins from FoodTalk, but they certainly were delicious!

You might wonder if the chocolate is overpowering with the gingerbread muffins.  It's really not.  I think the fact that mini chips are used might make a difference there.  And of course I used only 1/2 cup since I was cutting the recipe in half.   I wondered if the chocolate might make the muffins overly sweet.  Again, that just wasn't an issue.  

These muffins are scrumptious, with just the right amount of molasses and spices all complemented by the chocolate mini chips.  Highly recommended!