Muffin Monday : Chocolate Brownie Muffins

The Muffin lady is back again!

Well, that is the title I have been bestowed by none other Arva of I Live in a Frying Pan.

I kind of like the sound of it.

For this Monday An of Bakerstreet shared with us the recipe of Chocolate Brownie Muffins. There was no way I was going to miss making these lovelies.

An called them the best of both worlds – Brownies + Muffins. It cannot get better than this. They also are full of nutella goodness and I added plenty of choco chips to make it even more irresistible.

The recipe has been adapted from the Women’s Weekly Home Baked and in my opinion, is a keeper.

The only change I should have made would have been  to avoid pistachios and add walnuts  instead. Pistachios felt a little weird but then they did give them that spot of colour which I loved. I also added 2 tablespoons of instant coffee for that special punch.

Recipe for Chocolate Brownie Muffins

Makes 12


2 cups Self Raising Flour

1/3 cup cocoa powder

1/3 cup caster sugar

2 tbsp coffee powder ( my inclusion)

60 grams melted butter

1/2 cup chocolate chips

1/2 cup chopped pistachios

1/2 cup nutella

1 egg, lightly beaten

3/4 cup milk

1/2 cup sour cream


1. Preheat the oven to 400F

2. In a large bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, sugar.

3. Add in the nutella, egg, milk, sour cream and butter. Gently stir to combine.

4. Stir in the pistachios and chocolate chips. Spoon the mixture into a prepared muffin tray.

5. Bake for 20 – 25 minutes

Baking these lovelies definitely makes me feel festive but as I observe my expanding waistline, all the cheer evaporates almost instantly. I wish that God give me the strength to resist baking in the coming months, so that I can get my diet and exercise schedule on track. Until then, well, I am going to enjoy these brownie muffins with my morning cuppa.

Hopeless, I know!!

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41 thoughts on “Muffin Monday : Chocolate Brownie Muffins”

  1. …and now my Monday is complete. Sigh.

    An Ode to The Muffin Lady.

    She’ll make you ogle, make you crave,
    with Monday muffiny goodness that only she can make…
    and one day the craving’s gonna get so bad that…
    that even lazy fryingpan me will have to get off her ass and bake.

  2. I look forward to seeing interesting muffins on Monday, and you’re right, the pistachios are a beautiful contrast. I happen to have everything I need to make these muffins in my kitchen right now, what do ya know?

  3. Muffin Monday….perfect combination. As are the pistachios and the chocolate! These are really gorgeous Anita…great job.

    Have a lovely day and week my friend!

  4. Nutella, nuts and muffins? Be still, my chocolate loving heart.

    These look and sound incredible, Anita- the perfect way to start the week for sure!

    P.S: I really need to make some muffins soon. I had a really moist one next week and haven’t been able to get them out of my head.

  5. Now who can resist something this gorgeous!?? Not me! I want to nosh these beauties and forget about smart eating and slim figures… you are a temptress. A sweet temptress!

    1. I come here one day after you post and the whole world has been here already 😉
      I have not eaten any of my baked goods for more than a month and looks like that has to change. Btw I only have salted/roasted pistachios in stock, you think i can add them to get the much appreciated colour contrast?

  6. Ummm.. I love this muffin Anita. Just made a batch last week from Gaya3’s blog. Now you are tempting me again 🙂 Let me see. This weekend may be 😉

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