Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins

The other day my daughter asked me to make muffins. Not just any muffins, mind you, but chocolate chocolate chip muffins. years ago I used to keep a homemade master mix on hand, a homemade Bisquick type concoction, for making muffins, pancakes, etc. Recently I’ve started making that mix again so this was a perfect time to develop a recipe using that mix and some instant chocolate oatmeal I’ve had in the cabinet.

I’ve adapted the instructions so that you can certainly use regular instant oatmeal in this recipe. I just happened to have this chocolate instant oatmeal on hand:

If you have old fashioned oats, you will want to grind them up in the food processor first as instant cooks a lot faster than old fashioned. if you want to sneak some healthy goodness in here, toss in a tablespoon of wheat germ! These muffins are great, but don’t let them sit out too long. Store them in a container if they won’t be eaten right away.

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Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins

2/3 cup milk
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 egg
2 cups Master Mix
3 tablespoons cocoa
scant 1/2 cup quick cooking oats or instant chocolate oatmeal
1 cup chocolate chips, divided

Preheat oven to 400 F and spray bottoms only of a 6 cup jumbo muffin pan*. In large bowl, whisk together milk, brown sugar, oil and egg. Stir in master mix, cocoa, and oats just until moistened. Mix only until moistened, batter may be lumpy, do not over mix. Fold in 2/3 cup of the chocolate chips and divide batter evenly among muffin cups. Sprinkle remaining 1/3 cup of chocolate chips on top of muffins.

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Bake 8 minutes at 400 F, then reduce temperature to 350 F and bake an additional 18-20 minutes. Cool in pan for 5 minutes then remove to rack to cool completely.

The recipe for the Master Mix that I make is here. You can substitute your own homemade baking mix or use Bisquick.

* To convert this to a 12 cup muffin pan, bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes.

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  1. Greatma says

    Love reading all your yummy recipes!! Love it when they're printable!!!
    Great that you share them with us!!! Antique Rose

  2. The Food Hound says

    Um… chocolate oatmeal? I may retract my position on hating oatmeal till I try this! Sounds SO intriguing!! Muffins look amazing! Anything with chocolate in the name twice gets a prize in my book!

  3. Donna says

    I Just stopped by after seeing you on Tatertots & jello and when you said in your bio you love to cook, you SURE love to cook. Amazing, yummy looking goodies here. Sign me up!!!

  4. Sue says

    These muffins are calling my name! I love how you placed some chocolate chips on top of each muffin before baking~YUM!

  5. Sonia **Sony** says

    Hi Amanda
    Chocolate Oatmeal? sound good!.. I have all materials to do cupcakes (muffins) including the mix box and unsweet chocolate chip bag and doing nothing, lol!
    My daughter love chocolate, i want to start to do cupcake some day, he he!!…
    Thanks for all your recipes.

  6. Melissa @ The Chocolate Muffin Tree says

    I need to make these (or something similar! and post them on my blog! This would be so fitting:
    The Chocolate Muffin Tree!

  7. Suzanne says

    these look delish – I make mine with a chocolate cake mix, pumpkin and an egg (and chocolate chips of course) I will definite try yours!


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