brownie batter muffins

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even if you live with non-breakfast eaters like i do, these brownie batter muffins are sure to get them out of bed in a hurry

get your gang out of bed in a hurry with these brownie batter muffins

i love breakfast. even on days when we have to be up before the sun. it’s not always a major production. some days breakfast is fast like a smoothie (i am in love with daily harvest smoothies [4] especially the dragon fruit and lychee). but i try to make a hot breakfast more often than not on school days. unfortunately, my teens are not big fans of getting up for school these days. brownie batter muffins are my way of getting them up and out on time without skipping breakfast.brownie batter muffins

it seems like the older my kids get, the harder it is to get them to eat before school. when they were little, we never had any issues at all. both of my kids love breakfast. breakfast for dinner night is a favorite. what they don’t like is getting up early. i can totally relate; getting up early is my least favorite thing to do.

charlie and stella would much rather hit the snooze repeatedly than to eat before school. unfortunately for them, mean old mom will not allow breakfast to be skipped, even when we are rushing to get out the door. and this year that is pretty much a daily occurrence.

these brownie batter muffins are hard to say no to, and are my way of encouraging my grumpy morning teens to eat breakfast. who doesn’t love chocolate for breakfast?

brownie batter muffins

brownie batter muffins

brownie batter muffins


  • 1 1/2 cup ap flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips (plus a few extra for muffin tops)


  • preheat the oven to 375 degrees
  • butter or line muffin pans
  • in a large bowl mix the flours, cocoa, sugar, baking powder , and salt
  • add the egg, milk, butter, and vanilla, and stir until ingredients are combined - do not over-mix
  • fold in the chocolate chips
  • spoon batter into muffin pans, and top with a few extra chocolate chips
  • bake 20 minutes (pick inserted int he center should come out clean)

brownie batter muffins

as much as i would love my kids to have a green juice or some avocado toast for breakfast, i have to choose my battles wisely. the way i see it, a muffin, even a chocolate one, is better than sending them off to school with no breakfast at all.  yes, some days they will have the green juice, and stella loves her avocado toast.

brownie batter muffins

but if you make breakfast more fun, they will get up and eat. as far as fun breakfast food goes, these brownie batter muffins sure do the trick.


brownie batter muffins

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