When is a cupcake not a cupcake? When you call it a muffin. And if you want to push things a bit more, you call it a breakfast muffin. Excellent. But whatever you call it, this is one fine muffin. Moist, chocolatey and filled with chocolate chips, these are hard to resist. And since we have been known to enjoy hot chocolate and chocolate croissants for breakfast at times (and perhaps even a slice of chocolate cake..;-), we don’t see any reason why we can’t have a chocolate
cupcake muffin for breakfast every once in a while.
And just to tempt you a little more, these are very easy to make. Mix dry ingredients, mix wet ingredients, then combine them with some melted butter (of course). You don’t even need to beat the batter, just make sure it combines and then pour the batter into muffin cups and bake for 15-20 minutes. Serve with fruit and, perhaps, more butter. A very happy breakfast, in less than 45 minutes.
And if you want to feel a little better about the recipe you can substitute white whole-wheat flour and fruit like dried cherries for the chocolate chips. We tried it, and it works just fine. So you can eat a chocolate muffin with some ostensible health benefits (or at least some guilt remediation). But since chocolate makes you feel like you’re in love, we think that is benefit enough.