Double Chocolate Chip Muffins

You know I’ve written on many occasions how creativity has stood me up here and there—well, I’ve learned to deal with those pockets of time. But let me tell you, being plagued with sickness and tiredness is incapacitating and those around me are learning to deal with it. Forget creativity, simple everyday thoughts becomes a patch-worked effort. Nothing is seamless.

  Double Chocolate Chip Muffins via Bakers Royale

And sometimes it works, sometimes not so much. Lucky for me, Matt’s learned to translate my half thoughts. And Cole has finally forgiven me for getting his middle name wrong while I was explaining to him about how the baby’s middle name will be Grace like his is John—my bad, that is not his middle name (close but not quite).

See what I mean?

But I have some hope. See what I’ve baked here? Something chocolate. Something I’m usually never tired of, but for the past few weeks the smell of it has been nauseating. But look—double chocolate chip muffins. And I was able to eat a few.

Double Chocolate Chip Muffins from Bakers Royale

This can mean only one thing—I’m coming out of the first trimester haze! Let’s celebrate with these chocolate muffins that my little guy declared as, “Super yummy, Nancy”. So while the little guy may have forgiven me, the little stinker won’t let me forget I got his name wrong.

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Double Chocolate Chip Muffins

Recipe adapted from Nigella Lawson

Yield: 12 mufins


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup superfine sugar
  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips, plus 1/4 cup for      sprinkling
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup plus 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


Preparation: Line muffin wells with paper liners. Heat the oven to 400 degrees F.

  1. Place the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa, sugar, and 3/4 cup of the chocolate chips into a large bowl and whisk to combine. Place the remaining wet ingredients in a separate bowl and whisk until combined
  2. Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until combined (do not over mix), batter will be slightly lumpy. Fill wells 2/3 of the way up and sprinkle 1/4 cup chocolate chips on top. Bake for 20 minutes or until the muffins are dark, risen and springy.


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  1. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    I cannot even imagine blogging while pregnant in my first tri. I was a hot.mess.omg. You’re doing an amazing!! job, Naomi! And glad you at least were able to enjoy a bit of chocolate :) Ps. thanks for resharing so many of my googleplus posts…you’re awesome. I am still so clueless with it!

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      Mary @ Best Lose Weight Book replied: — August 20th, 2014 @ 3:47 am

      I cut the sugar back by half and I used homemade unsweetened applesauce for half of the yogurt and half of the oil called for in this recipe. I also used mini chocolate chips. Baked at 350*, these muffins were done in a little over 22 minutes. They did take longer to bake because I really filled my muffin tins–my muffins were GINORMOUS. One of THE BEST chocolate muffins we’ve ever had. Noone could tell that I cut back the sugar or the fat in the recipe. It still tasted luscious.

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      TOP | 99999 Wonderful Quotes replied: — October 14th, 2014 @ 11:27 am

      I honestly haven’t done this diet since I had my son (in 1996) but I’m so excited to find this again. Made the soup today and will eat it all week. My husband is working out of town and my son is now in college. I want to surprise them when they see me in a few weeks!! Wish me luck?!? Thank you!

  2. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    I would kill for just your pregnant brain!! You amaze and I am so happy you are starting to feel a little better!
    Love these muffins. I mean, double chocolate? Yes, please!

  3. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonSandri says

    Way to go!! I am almost in my 3rd trimester – and I only produce flops! And not the tasty-kinda-of-flops!

    But let’s give the muffins a try. Nobody has ever accomplish something by giving up.

  4. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonIlona says

    When I was in my first trimester I couldn’t even LOOK at cookbooks and pictures of food. You are my hero 😉 Take care!

  5. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    I fear the day I get Pregnancy Brain – I’m scatter brained enough as is it! And when the bad brain acts up, I like the keep it simple recipe plan – because there is never a bad time for double chocolate chip anything!

  6. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonAla says

    This may sound crazy, but there is actually a huge gap in the number of convincing double-chocolate chip muffin recipes out there. I have been searching high and low for one that would do the bakery-style trick–glad your trimester’s kicking in enough to let you indulge this craving. Hope I can make it soon, too–want me to mail you some? Yum!

  7. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonLayla (baked in Butter) says

    Seriously, the 2,3,and 4th months of pregnancy are the WORST months of my life. I really feel for you and hope you get over it soon.

  8. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonGenki Kitty says

    These were so amazing! I had to convert them to be vegan but they worked out wonderful. I think these were pretty fool proof. Thank you so much for sharing! These were gone in two days in our household of 4. Mmm I did write my vegan version for vegans to make this recipe on my personal health blog and added a few links to your site so others can enjoy. Thank you so much again!