Wednesday, July 19, 2017

recipe: double chocolate peanut butter muffins

As I've mentioned before, I've been using Home Chef for some of our meals each week.  It makes dinner more creative and I don't have to go to the grocery store for those meals.  Also, the prices are comparable to how much I would be spending at the grocery store for the same ingredients.
I like Home Chef the best, closely followed by Hello Fresh.  I am not a fan of Blue Apron.  Blue Aprons menu is not as good and they just throw everything in the box and ship it.  Both Home Chef and Hello Fresh separate the ingredients out.  I absolutely love that.
Home Chef sends you a fancy recipe card, all the ingredients you need sans oil olive and salt and such.  Things that should be staples in your kitchen.
Want to try Home Chef?  Click here.
In my box this week, I got a Cajun Chicken pizza.  I know my pictures aren't perfect because they are what your food really looks like when it comes out of the oven.
The chicken was so spicy and yummy.  It was perfect on a pizza with garlic, okra and cheddar cheese.  (They did provide red peppers, but I don't like them)  It is enough food to actually feed three people.
On to my recipe.  One of my coworkers had a birthday this week.  We are having a snack party for her, so I got creative and made, yet, another recipe for chocolate muffins.
I originally wanted to use chocolate chips, but I didn't have any.  I did have this though.  I think it's actually better than the chocolate chips.
All of my ingredients.
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 3/4 cup of cocoa powder
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 cup of almond milk (regular milk will work fine)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup of oil
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 pkg of the semi sweet baking chocolate (cut it up into itty bitty pieces)
Mix all of your dry ingredients in one bowl. (except baking chocolate)
Stir together all the liquid ingredients.
Pour the liquid ingredients in with the dry ingredients.
Stir it up, it will be lumpy and that is okay.
I mentioned peanut butter in the title and totally forgot it in the ingredients.
I used PB2, which is a powdered peanut butter.
I put the PB2 in at the same time I put in the cut up chocolate in there.
I folded it in.
I used about a 1/4 of a cup.  You don't have to use a lot with the powdered peanut butter.
The taste packs a punch.
I know, they look terrible ;)
I know I should get some fancy placing or whatever to take the pictures,
but hey, the pretty red tray works just fine.

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