Chocolate Buttermilk Muffins

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Easy Chocolate muffins recipe made with buttermilk.  You’ll love this chocolate muffins recipe.  Easy to make and similar to the giant Costco muffins.

Chocolate Buttermilk Muffins from JensFavoriteCookies.com  -  These taste similar to the giant muffins from Costco and are guaranteed to satisfy your chocolate cravings!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.

Chocolate Buttermilk Muffins from JensFavoriteCookies.com  -  These taste similar to the giant muffins from Costco and are guaranteed to satisfy your chocolate cravings!

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.

Chocolate Buttermilk Muffins from JensFavoriteCookies.com  -  These taste similar to the giant muffins from Costco and are guaranteed to satisfy your chocolate cravings!

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.

Also, I think this is the first batch of muffins I’ve made in a year that has lasted longer than 6 hours.
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Chocolate Buttermilk Muffins
 
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A rich chocolate buttermilk muffin with chocolate chips.
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  1. Mix ingredients in order.
  2. Fill muffin cups ⅔ full. Bake at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes.

 

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  1. Jen I am in love with the idea of these! The oil (not butter) – so they stay moister, and the buttermilk (yes!) and the chocolate – I am sold! They look incredible and gorgeous food styling, too!

  2. I love muffins and these look very delicious. Cash diet- I have similar post on my blog
    Greetings Malgorzata

  3. Yes, Jen, you ARE my super hero for making such a decadent “breakfast” delight (which I think I could eat all day long). I always take my husband to Costco so HE can pay…that way I get to buy more. I saw this fabulous post over at “Metamorphosis Monday” blog party.

  4. I ALWAYS overspend at Costco, which is why I generally refrain from going. I love baking with buttermilk too and I’m so excited to print out all your buttermilk recipes because I’ve got a carton of it sitting in my fridge as we speak. It was fate that I’d read this post today. These muffins look glorious – who needs to buy them when you can make them?

  5. Donna Howard says:

    Yum – can’t wait to make them. But your hubby is a fan od Dave Ramsey!!!

    • Thanks Donna! He loved the cash envelopes before he knew anything about Dave Ramsey, but you’re right, he’s a big fan! (So am I!)

  6. Oh wow. These look fabulous. I bet they taste way better than the Costco ones. You are being featured tonight at the Back for Seconds Social, Congrats!!

  7. omg, i have been looking for a recipe for costco chocolate muffins for like EVER! i made some a few years ago and they didnt compare, so i gave up hope :( question….would it be ok to just use regular cocoa powder? i have had a love affair with hershys dark chocolate cocoa powder but in the last year have been unable to find it at any of my local stores (which arent many) thanks!

    • Jess, I’m sure the regular cocoa powder would be fine. Let me know how they turn out, this is my favorite muffin ever!

  8. I am a huge muffin fan, and these look amazing! Love putting buttermilk in muffins!

  9. These were not as good as I was expecting unfortunately and I think people should only leave a comment if they have made the recipe not on ow it looks…

  10. I just baked these muffins I added more choc chips I used white and dark turned out amazing ! Best recipes ! Thanks for sharing !

  11. Oh, I so want this. It wouldn’t be sacrilege to use just regular cocoa powder, right? We haven’t got the dark cocoa powder variety here. I’ll be overloading these with so much chocolate chips they’ll come out of my hears. :-D

  12. I stumbled upon this when browsing Pinterest.

    This is THE BEST Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffin recipe I’ve tried, and I’ve tried a handful while looking for the perfect one!
    Thanks so very much for sharing, this preggo lady really appreciates a “healthy” chocolate fix. :)

  13. It looks great; I was just wondering how many muffins the recipe yields…

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