Chocolate muffins made with buttermilk. These chocolate chocolate chip muffins are similar to the giant Costco muffins.
My husband recently put us on a cash diet. Which is worse than a regular diet, if you ask me.
I’ve been fighting his cash diet idea for years, but I finally gave in this year and decided to embrace it. I put all my cash in neat little envelopes and planned out all my grocery shopping, and headed to Costco.
I don’t know if you know this… but standing in Costco with nothing but cash to spend?… Sucks. Big Time.
It’s a proven fact that it is impossible to leave Costco having spent less than $100. It’s also a proven fact that 9.5 out of every 10 people who enter Costco leave with a case of toilet paper.
This week I was purchasing around $20 worth of fruit, and $20 worth of ground beef, (and by the way, $20 worth of fruit takes up WAY more space than $20 worth of meat!) both of which are right next to the famous Costco baked goods section of the store.
You know what I’m talking about. It’s the section where you buy those giant chocolate muffins that are loaded with chocolate chips, so that you can eat dessert before noon and pretend it’s breakfast. If I were a conspiracy theorist, I would believe that Costco wanted me to be carb addicted.
Well, I have news for you, Costco. I was carb addicted long before I met you.
The aforementioned cash diet forced me to part with my beloved chocolate muffins, but I figured there was no reason on earth I couldn’t recreate them with ingredients I already had on hand at home. Happy Dessert-Breakfast to me.
And, I know I’ve said this a million times, but I have a hard time letting an opportunity go by to describe my love affair with buttermilk. I recently made these Coconut White Chocolate Buttermilk Scones, which were beyond delicious, and I’ve been dreaming of my great-grandmother’s Chocolate Frosted Buttermilk Cookies lately, and oh, I’ve been dying to share my Vanilla Cupcakes with you. Because they’re made with buttermilk.
I made my batch late at night, after the kids had gone to bed. This turned out to be a brilliant idea, because I got to eat a warm muffin right out of the oven, totally alone and undisturbed.
|Coconut White Chocolate
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|9 Minute Microwave
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- ⅓ cup vegetable oil
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- ½ tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- ½ cup sugar
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup cocoa powder
- ¼ cup dark cocoa powder (Hershey’s Special Dark)
- 2 cups flour
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- Mix ingredients in order.
- Fill muffin cups ⅔ full. Bake at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes.
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