Daddy and the boys always make a great Mother’s Day lunch for me each year. This year, they’ll be making our breakfast too!
These muffins can be made ahead of time, so the kids will make a double batch of these on Saturday so that they’ll be ready to grab on Mother’s Day morning!
And yes…I chose a Chocolate Swirl Muffin for them to make because it IS Mother’s Day after all…and a mama needs her chocolate…
Chocolate Swirl Muffins
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 t. baking powder
1/2 t. sea salt
1/2 cup honey
2/3 cup milk
1/4 cup melted butter
1/2 t. vanilla
2 t. cocoa powder
3-5 drops stevia
Mix together flour, baking powder and salt. Stir in honey, egg, milk, melted butter and vanilla. Scoop out 1/2 cup of batter into a small bowl. To this small amount of batter, add cocoa and stevia.
Fill nine paper lined muffin tins about half full with plain batter. Put about 2 t. of chocolate batter on top of each.
Use a butter knife to cut the chocolate into the muffin.
Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes.
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Yummy! Another recipe to put in the “to try” pile! Is there something else I can use to sub for the stevia?? I don’t keep that in the house.
mmmmm! those look yummy!
I like your chocolate selections listed. I picked a few of my favorites and posted them for you to see on my site at Unique-Gift-List.com. Lots of gourmet chocolates I have found here. -Fernando
Amelia Gray says
i used Stevia extract as a sugar substitute because i am diabetic. Stevia is really sweeter than sucrose.”~~
Becky@ Our Peaceful Home says
Yeah, what can I use instead of the stevia? I don’t have that on hand.
Just use a little honey or sucanat or sugar, whichever sweetener you prefer!
Sarah B says
I had a question about this receipe. I don’t have stevia and I noticed someone said to use honey or sugar how much of this would I use since it says 3-5 drops? Also was wondering if I could evenly substitute any other kind of flour as I don’t have whole wheat right now?! I would love to get one of those flour mill machines that you put the wheat in and it makes it into flour, but I am going to have to wait on one of those for right now. Thanks for your help! Your food looks so good!
Probably just use a teaspoon or so of honey instead of stevia.
Yes, you can substitute any kind of flour one for one.
Chelsea M says
I ran out of honey yesterday making your soft pretzel recipe which got rave reviews from everyone! Is it possible so substitute brown sugar for the honey? I havent tried buying sucanat or rapadura yet. But i do have dark brown sugar and reg white, I figure the brown would be better than the white nutritionally? Or maybe not…I’ll do some research quickly bc I told my 4 and 5 year olds we’d make muffins before I realized I didn’t have anymore honey. They are super excited to help.
Yes, you can use brown sugar instead of honey, no problem!
Chelsea M says
So I ended up making a double batch using 3/4 cup of real maple syrup that I had in the fridge. They turned out fine, taste good. My kiddos loved them, we’ll see if they pass the Husband test. Only problem I had was I left them in for 18 min and they browned on the bottoms and stuck to the wrappers pretty bad even after completely cooled. So i think with my oven 15 would be better.
Chelsea M says
Laura do you know if organic turbinado sugar is a healthy alernative as well as sucanat? my friend found 2 pouns of organic turbinado for only $2.34 which doesnt sound too bad. I havent tried looking for sucanat in the store i usually go to but im petty sure i’ll have to get it elsewhere.
Turbinado is better than white or brown processed sugars, but it still isn’t as healthy as sucanat. Still…it’s better than the bad stuff. :)
Beth Young says
I must have done something wrong because my batter was liquidy, both the choc and reg…hmmm…hoping it turns out ok! Looking forward to tasting it that’s for sure!
You didn’t do anything wrong!! I’ve made these twice now and they are much more liquidy than it looks in the picture…they turn out just fine….in fact I’m using them for cupcakes for my daughters birthday party tonight… All those unsuspecting girls will be eating healthy muffins instead of cupcakes :D hehehe
Sara B says
LOL I loooove this ^^^. How did the girls like them??
ahh well my kids and the kids who eat a little healthier gobbled them down. And those who are used to things a little bit sweeter ate the frosting! haha overall I’d say they were a success, the birthday girl was definitely happy ;)
Just made these, there Great!