Friday, September 10, 2010

A Small Batch of Brownie Muffins at the Americus Garden Inn

Yesterday morning at the Americus Garden Inn Bed & Breakfast we started the day with brownie muffins with walnuts. There's nothing like a little chocolate to start your day. This is another great recipe when you only need a small batch of muffins as it only makes 6 small muffins. I promised to share the recipe and to show all of the steps. "Billy", this one's for you! The full recipe is at the bottom of this post. Does the muffin look yummy, or what?Here are the step by step directions for the brownie muffins, exactly as I made them.
Place butter and chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl. I use a 32 ounce glass measuring cup.

Microwave on high for about 40 seconds. As you can see, the butter is melted, but, the chips still look like chips.

Stir until chips are totally melted into the butter.
While the chocolate-butter mixture is cooling, chop the nuts coarsely. Nuts are optional.
In a small mixing bowl, measure sugar and egg.
Blend thoroughly with a whisk.
Add egg mixture to the room temperature melted chocolate along with vanilla.
Stir until blended.
Add flour to chocolate mixture.
Stir until thoroughly blended.
Add nuts. You could use coconut, more chocolate chips, raisins, heath bar pieces, peanut butter chips...

Gently mix until blended.
Spoon into paper lined muffin cups. Of course, you could just spray the pan with Pam instead.

Bake until the tops begin to crack.
A closer look at the cracking.

You have to let them cool before you eat them or they are truly a gooey mess. Believe me, it is worth the wait!

Yield: 6 muffins

¼ cup butter
¼ cup chocolate chips
1 egg
¼ cup sugar
¼ tsp vanilla
¼ cup flour
¼ cup chopped nuts, optional

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line 6 muffin cups with liners or spray with PAM.
In a microwavable bowl, place chocolate chips and butter. Microwave on high for 40 seconds. Stir for at least 30 seconds. If not completely melted, microwave for 10 second intervals until melted. Allow to cool to room temperature.
In a small bowl, whisk egg with sugar. Stir in vanilla and melted chocolate mixture stirring until combined.
Gradually add flour, stirring until blended. Fold in nuts, if desired.
Divide batter equally between muffin cups.
Bake for 20 - 25 minutes or until tops begin to crack.
Cool on rack for 10 minutes before removing from pan.
Thank you for your visit to the Americus Garden Inn Bed & Breakfast. Wish you were here enjoying these muffins and some conversation in person. Hope you will visit again soon.


bookworm said...

I am enjoying your recipes and photos. Keep them coming! (if you have enough recipes to share where you aren't giving away your secrets). With winter coming soon, I will have more time to bake soon.

Americus Garden Inn Bed and Breakfast said...

Thank you for letting me know that you like the recipes. I hope you will give them a try and let me know how they turn out for you.

blkfrhwk said...

looks really yummy. mss you.