Sunday, June 5, 2011

RagaMuffin with Kisses

This recipe came about last weekend. I called Baby Girl a "Ragamuffin", and all she heard was the word "muffin", and requested some immediately, if not sooner. :-) 

The original recipe came from my favorite Breakfast cookbook, Morning Food. I got it at L.L. Bean in Freeport, Maine about 4 years ago, and it has many wonderful/delicious recipes. I made a few changes to the recipe, and this is what I came up with:


3 large eggs
3/4 canola or vegetable oil
1 cup milk with 1 Tbsp. vinegar added to it before adding to recipe
1/2 cup strong coffee (I put 2 rounded Tbsp. instant coffee in cup and added very hot water to it)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/3 cup Hershey's special dark cocoa
2 3/4 cup white whole wheat flour
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1/2-3/4 cup dark choc. chips
15-20 Hershey Kisses

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine the eggs, milk w/vinegar, coffee and vanilla in a large bowl. Set aside.

Sift the rest of the ingredients (except the brown kept clogging my sifter, Kisses and the choc. chips). Add the brown sugar, and you'll need to mix it into the sifted ingredients with a spoon or your hands, to make sure it is well blended. Next, add the choc. chips, and stir together.

Add the dry mix to the wet ingredients, and mix quickly with a wooden spoon until blended, but don't over mix.

Spoon batter into prepared muffin tins (you can use paper muffin liners....I sprayed the tins with olive oil spray) until they are about half full. At this point, add a Hershey Kiss in the center, and then finish filling the muffin tin until it is full.

Hershey Kiss added to half full tin, and 2 that are filled to the top.

All ready to go in the oven.

Bake the muffins for 20 to 25 minutes, or until done. This recipe will make 15 to 16 muffins.

Yum! Now all you need are hungry family members to gobble these up. These can be addictive, so be careful. :-)

The Hershey Kisses in the middle were a wonderful surprise for Baby Girl. Please let me know if you give these a try!

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  1. So cute and such a great idea!

    PS I like your name =)

  2. I like your name too! Always nice to find extra chocolate inside a chocolate muffin. :-)

  3. Oh this looks wonderful! Thanks so much for linking up to Savory Sunday!

  4. Chocolate and more chocolate! Love these! Please share your recipe with our readers by linking it up at Muffin and Cupcake Monday. Thanks!

  5. @Amanda, I have Savory Sunday in mind during the week when I try and come up with new recipes! Love it. :-)

    @Alexandra, I just linked up and added your button to the post. Now to go back and drool over the other recipes! :-)

  6. Very cute. They look delicious.

    P.S. If you're interested, I have a few chocolatey giveaways going on at my blog right now. Here's the link to get to them all:

  7. Oh my! Those cupcakes so so perfect for a chocoholic like me! Have a good one :)

  8. Thanks for linking to Tasty Tuesday @ Nap Time Creations! Come back and link again next week!

  9. Mmm, I would love to bite into one of your muffins and find that delicious chocolaty surprise inside. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog and I'd love it if you'd come by and link your muffins up.

  10. These sound delicious. I love chocolate with coffee anything! Thanks for sharing these at Crazy Sweet Tuesdays!