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I guess with all of the muffins I’ve been making lately, one of them had to come out being not the best. This would be that muffin. I had high hopes – who doesn’t like chocolate? – but they fell a little bit short. But the good side of it is that I think with a little tweaking, these muffins would be great.

Some people define the difference between cupcakes and muffins by their sweetness. Cupcakes are sweeter, and muffins are not so much. But I think this muffin recipe could use a little more sweetness. And chocolate for that matter. I loved the texture that these had from the oatmeal, and I really think these would be wonderful if you added some extra sugar and either more cocoa, or maybe some chocolate chips. Oooh, now I’m wanting to play around with these and see if I could come up with something spectacular!

Cocoa Oatmeal Muffins
adapted from The Great American Cookbook

Makes 12 muffins

1 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
1 cup buttermilk or sour milk*
1/3 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1 egg
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup cocoa
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Heat oven to 400F. Grease or paper-line muffins cups.

In a small bowl, stir together the oats and buttermilk and let sit for 20 minutes.

In a large bowl, beat butter, sugar and egg until fluffy. Stir together the flour, cocoa, baking powder, salt and baking soda; add to butter mixture alternately with the oats mixture.

Fill prepared cups 2/3 full with batter. Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.

*To sour milk: Use 1 tablespoon white vinegar plus milk to equal 1 cup.

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13 Responses to Cocoa Oatmeal Muffins

  1. Rosa's Yummy Yums says:

    Great muffins! They look perfect!



  2. Taylor says:

    It's a bummer these didn't turn out as good as you hoped….you can't go wrong with trying more sugar and chocolate 🙂

  3. Pam says:

    They look delicious even if they aren't what you expected! There's not a lot of sugar and cocoa in them so adding more would work, I'd think. They really look perfect though!

  4. Barbara says:

    The muffins look good- sorry they weren't exactly what you expected. A little more chocolate never hurt anything. 🙂

  5. Julie says:

    That is a shame they didn't turn out great. I'm sure with a chocolate and sugar boost, not to mention a huge slab of butter, they'd be awesome 🙂

  6. Joanne says:

    I think that if you're making a chocolate muffin, you deserve a chocolate muffin. Not one that pales in comparison! Next try will be better!

  7. Kim says:

    I can definitely see how the name Cocoa Oatmeal muffins drew you in. I definitely think adding chocolate chips would be a great touch!

  8. teresa says:

    sorry they didn't turn out the way you'd like, but they sure look delish!

  9. grace says:

    how about some chocolate buttercream or ganache? would that be so wrong? 🙂

  10. Simply Life says:

    YUM! Those muffins definitely sound and look perfect!

    Also, thanks so much for answering my question -that's REALLY helpful to know about where you found your header! Did you buy your own domain through blogger?

  11. eatme_delicious says:

    Too bad you weren't happy with how these turned out – they look great though! I try out tons of muffin recipes and especially when I'm trying to make them healthier, I definitely have some flops.

  12. sophie says:

    Made these today!
    I ended up making 6 of the 12 muffins into donuts!
    Thank you.

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