About this recipe:Fudgy chocolate chip muffins made extra moist with apple sauce and extra yummy with brown sugar, cocoa powder and just a hint of vanilla and cinnamon.
110g apple sauce
55g margarine, softened
100g caster sugar
110g light brown soft sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
125g plain flour
1 1/3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
170g plain chocolate chips
2 tablespoons icing sugar
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Method Prep:10min › Cook:25min › Ready in:35min
Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Line muffin cups (6.5cm in diameter) with paper cases.
In large mixer bowl, beat butter, caster sugar, brown sugar, egg and vanilla until well blended. Add apple sauce and blend well.
In a separate bowl stir together flour, cocoa powder, bicarb and cinnamon (if desired). Add to butter mixture, blending well. Stir in chocolate chips and fill muffin cups 3/4 full with mixture.
Bake at 180 C / Gas 4 for 22 to 26 minutes or until wooden skewer inserted in centre comes out almost clean. Cool slightly in tin on wire rack. Sprinkle muffin tops with icing sugar, if desired. Serve warm.