Double Chocolate Chip Amish Friendship Bread Muffins

These muffins really surprised me. I whipped them up when I needed something chocolately for a friend. I expected them to be a chocolate version of the classic bread, but they came out quite different – very fluffy and light. The slight sourness of the starter played off the chocolate so well.

I used dark chocolate chips in these, but I think regular chocolate chips and peanut butter chips would also work well.

Double Chocolate Chip Amish Friendship Bread Muffins
(from Friendship Bread Kitchen)
Makes 2 dozen muffins

1 cup Amish Friendship Bread Starter
3 eggs
1 c. vegetable oil
1/2 c. milk
1 c. sugar
1/2 t. vanilla extract
1/4 c. unsweeten cocoa powder
1 1/2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
1/2 t. baking soda
2 c. flour
1 small box chocolate instant pudding
1 c. chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 325F degrees.

In a large mixing bowl, add ingredients except chocolate chips mix well. Fold in chocolate chips at the end.

Line muffin tin with cupcake wrappers and fill about halfway with batter.

Bake for 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

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