Chocolate Muffins

This recipe for chocolate muffins really needs a large muffin tin as I had batter left over. A baker’s dozen would have been perfect had I  thought about using my silicone moulds. But I was baking with Hannah who was very impatient to try these. She had one while still warm, and one was saved for her breakfast.

Chocolate Muffins
Chocolate Muffins
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When I was completing my degree I was fortunate enough to work for two experts in their fields. One was a psychiatrist who specialised in ADD/ADHD. He was conducting research into this for publication and I did a lot of work for this. The joys of being an undergraduate! I learnt a lot from him, and it really came in handy ten years down the line. The other person I worked for was renown for his treatment of patients with OCD. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder when chronic can be debilitating. Having seen first hand what this does to a person has made me hyper aware of the tell tale signs. However, many people display repetitive behaviours that are not concerning. I am a counter. I count nearly everything I do. From using the grinder to how many times I rinse my teeth. My counting is not obsessive or necessary.

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I also like things to be lined up perfectly. My pantry is the finest example of this. All the containers are the same size, albeit different heights. And each one is labelled. The labels have to face outwards, for my sanity as well as my need to know what is where. When I bake this makes it easy for me to reach for what I need. And anything that makes my life easier has to be good for me. I also like things to be lined up on my desk and our lounge table. You would not believe this if you came to my office as I have so much lying around. That is because my desk is used by other people as well. And I just cannot keep everything neat and tidy as I would like it.

Chocolate Muffins

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Chocolate Muffins

These will make 12 large muffins, or even more small ones, depending on your tin size
Recipe Category: Baking
Makes enough for: 12 muffins
All Rights Reserved: An original recipe from Lavender and Lime


  • 300 mls milk
  • 80 mls canola oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 10 mls vanilla extract
  • 270 g flour
  • 150 g xylitol
  • 42 g cocoa powder, sifted
  • 12 g baking powder
  • 2.5 mls fine salt


  • Preheat the oven to 200° Celsius
  • Place the milk, oil and eggs into a stand mixer bowl and whisk until light and fluffy
  • Place the flour, xylitol, cocoa, baking powder and salt into a medium mixing bowl and give a quick stir to combine
  • Pour into the milk mixture and stir with a spatula to combine
  • Divide between the holes in a muffin tin, either sprayed with cooking spray or lined
  • Place into the oven and bake for 23 minutes
  • Remove from the oven and place the tin on a wire rack to cool for 10 minutes
  • Carefully remove the muffins from the tin and place onto the wire rack to cool for at least another 5 minutes before eating
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10 thoughts on “Chocolate Muffins

  1. I have never baked a chocolate muffin – never even eaten one methinks !!! But looked at your ingredients . . . thought these would taste rather nice with a long black . . . and shall try! I had long gathered you liked things very, very, very neat and orderly 🙂 ! Nothing strange there for me . . . my mother and first husband would have beaten you with their preferences and ways, father smiled and was more moderate :0 ! I was brought up like this and lived much of my life like this . . . still like my spice botttles lined up . . . but . . . no, no, no . . . these days I am a gal of ‘organized messes’ and rather content to be that way . . . grin, grin, grin . . .

  2. yes I certainly like things to be orderly too! and I prefer tins and packets in the pantry to face outwards with the label. I think it makes sense 🙂 Love the look of these muffins Tandy.

  3. You had me at chocolate, Tandy. Guess what? I made the quarter-finals. If you find the time, could you vote for me once a day until next Friday? Thanks for your support❤️

  4. Your muffins looks delicious Tandy. I make chocolate cakes but not muffins, certainly a lot faster and equally delicious. I like things to be tidy and neat too.

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