Chocolate Muffins

These tender chocolate muffins are perfect for true chocolate lovers. They have a rich chocolate flavor without being overly sweet. Espresso powder amplifies the chocolate flavor.

Chocolate Muffins
Active Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
Nutrition Profile:


  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour

  • ¾ cup whole-wheat flour

  • ¾ cup granulated sugar

  • ¾ cup cocoa powder

  • 1 teaspoon instant espresso powder

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature

  • ¾ cup whole-milk plain yogurt

  • ½ cup canola oil or other neutral oil

  • ½ cup low-fat buttermilk

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • ¼ cup dark chocolate chips (60-70% cacao)


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Coat a 12-cup muffin tin with cooking spray and line with paper liners.

  2. Whisk all-purpose flour, whole-wheat flour, sugar, cocoa, espresso powder, baking soda and salt together in a large bowl until combined and free of lumps.

  3. Whisk eggs, yogurt, oil, buttermilk and vanilla together in a medium bowl until combined. Gently stir the egg mixture into the flour mixture until just combined. Pour the batter evenly into the prepared muffin cups (heaping 1/4 cup each). Sprinkle the tops evenly with chocolate chips.

  4. Bake for 5 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350°F (do not remove muffins from oven). Bake until a wooden pick inserted in the center of the muffins comes out clean, 15 to 20 minutes. Let the muffins cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Turn out onto a wire rack and cool for about 15 more minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.

To make ahead

Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days. Freeze in an airtight container or zip-top bag for up to 1 month; thaw at room temperature or microwave on High for 30 seconds.


12-cup muffin tin; paper liners

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

253 Calories
13g Fat
31g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 253
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 16g
Added Sugars 15g 30%
Protein 5g 10%
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 34mg 11%
Vitamin A 77IU 2%
Vitamin D 7IU 2%
Vitamin E 2mg 13%
Folate 31mcg 8%
Vitamin K 7mcg 6%
Sodium 187mg 8%
Calcium 51mg 4%
Iron 3mg 17%
Magnesium 14mg 3%
Potassium 142mg 3%
Omega 3 1g

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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