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Bittersweet Pecan Oat Double Chocolate Buttermilk Muffins

Bittersweet Pecan Oat Double Chocolate Buttermilk Muffins

on Jul 22, 2017 |

 

Bittersweet Pecan Oat Double Chocolate Buttermilk Muffins

 

Yields: 12-14 standard size muffins

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup dark cocoa powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 & 1/4 cups buttermilk
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

 

 

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line standard muffin tin with paper liners. Spray liners with nonstick baking spray to help prevent sticking.
  • Sift flour, baking powder, and salt into a bowl and set aside.
  • In a mixer beat butter until fluffy and smooth, about 1 minute.
  • Add in sugar and beat 2 additional minutes.
  • Mix in both cocoa powders and beat another minute. Be sure to scrape the sides of bowl intermittently.
  • Stir in eggs, one at a time, followed by vanilla.
  • Alternate mixing in dry ingredients with the buttermilk. Always finish with the dry ingredients last. Before fully incorporated and just a bit of flour is still seen, remove from mixer and add in chocolate chips. Finish stirring by hand until all ingredients are combined well.
  • Scoop batter into lined muffin tin 3/4 way full.
  • Bake 400 degrees 18-22 minutes until center bounces back when pushed down. Allow to cool on rack.

Bittersweet Pecan Oat Topping

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup quick cook dry oats
  • 1 cup pecan halves
  • 1/2 cup bittersweet chocolate chips, melted
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips

Directions:

  • In a microwavable bowl, melt bittersweet chocolate chips in 30 second intervals and stir in between.
  • When bittersweet chocolate chips are completely smooth, mix in oats, pecan halves, and mini chocolate chips.
  • Combine well and top on warm Double Chocolate Buttermilk muffins.

Optional Garnish:

  • Lightly sift cocoa powder over topped muffins for a beautiful finish.