This quick and easy chocolate muffin recipe stays moist because it is made with applesauce. A light sprinkling of cinnamon and nutmeg along with cocoa and raisins makes this a delicious muffin recipe.
They taste almost like cupcakes, but with a bit more spice and a crustier muffin top.
Who doesn’t like a bit of chocolate for breakfast? The children will think these are an especially fun treat!
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Serve these chocolate muffins warm for breakfast or brunch with a pat of butter or a soft cream cheese spread.
You almost won’t know you are eating a muffin with the wonderful chocolate flavor in these treats. Add in some raisins for good measure and you can pass these off as dessert.
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This is from my mom’s recipe box collection.
- ¼ cup butter, melted
- ¼ cup Hershey's Cocoa
- ¾ cup applesauce
- 1-1/4 cup flour
- 1 cup sugar
- ¾ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 egg, slightly beaten
- ½ cup raisins
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a muffin pan with 12 paper muffin cups.
- In a medium bowl, blend butter and cocoa. Add applesauce and set aside.
- In a separate large bowl, combine all dry ingredients.
- Add dry ingredients and egg to wet and blend just until moistened. Fold in raisins.
- Spoon into paper lined muffin cups filling each about half full.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until muffin springs back when gently touched with finger.
- Turn out onto a wire rack to cool.