MUFFIN OF THE MONTH- Marshmallow Hot Chocolate
Well it's December and I'm feeling festive and perhaps a little naughty. Don't tell Santa! Normally my muffins are very healthy, they tend to have little to no added fat, low sugar...bla bla bla. Not this time my friends, it's Christmas so I'm going all out. Fat, sugar and all things yummy! No, these aren't cupcakes, they're still muffins with all their dense moist yumminess, but they are a treat so PLEASE don't eat these every morning for breakfast even though you may want to lol. Merry Christmas everyone. xox
2 1/2c flour
3/4c hot chocolate powder
(or 5 packets)
3tbsp cocoa powder
1/2c chocolate chips
2tsp baking powder
1tsp baking soda
1/2c melted butter
1c mini marshmallows
icing sugar for garnish
* You'll notice I haven't added any sugar. No, it's not a typo...I found the Hot chocolate powder had just the right amount so I decided to delete it.
Preheat oven to 375.
In a large bowl combine the dry ingredients. In a separate bowl beat the eggs until frothy, then add the remaining wet ingredients. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir just enough to moisten. Too much mixing makes a tuff muffin. Fill lined muffin cups 3/4 full (I use a large icecream scoop) and top each muffin with a handful of mini-marshmallows. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until slightly golden.
Once the muffins are completely cooled sprinkle with a dusting of icing sugar.
TIP- Sometimes the marshmallows melt completely while baking which is fine but if you like the look of puffy white marshmallows on your muffins simply pop a few more onto of the muffins for the last minute or two of baking.
TIP- This recipe is easily made gluten free by simply swapping out the flour with a gluten free version such as Robin Hood or my favourite flour blend.