These chocolate orange muffins are deliciously indulging and the perfect comfort food for a girly night in.
300g of self-raising flour
1 tbsp of yogurt of choice (I used Greek Yoghurt)
3 tbsp oil (I used olive oil)
1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar, or white vinegar.
2 tsp of vanilla extract
Green and Blacks Organic Dark Chocolate – melted
1 tsp of baking powder
¼ tsp of salt.
1 cup of soya milk (or milk of preference)
Chocolate chips, or a very small amount of Cacao nibs.
Pre heat the oven at 220 degrees, if your oven goes up to 350 degrees then you can use that temperature. I used 220 because that’s the highest temperature on my oven.
Grease a muffin to or muffin cups so the cups peel off easily.
In a large bowl add your dry ingredients excluding the orange rind; that will be the last ingredient added to the mixture. Combine the wet ingredients, excluding the organic dark melted chocolate. Whisk together the ingredients and make sure there is no flour or dry ingredients at the bottom.
Be careful not to whisk too much otherwise the mixture will be runny, and your muffins will not turn out great.
Finally, add the dark chocolate into the mix and stir well until the mixture turns brown, but be sure the mixture is still thick. Finally add orange rind to the mixture for a delicious combination of chocolate and orange.
Add a small amount of mixture to the muffin cups then add a few chocolate chips. If you are using cacao nibs instead, I strongly advise you to use a very small amount as cacao nibs are very strong. Finally, add more mixture to cover up the chocolate chips/cacao nibs; fill up the muffin cups to the top.
Leave the muffins to bake in the oven for 14 minutes. Make sure you check on them and prick them with a fork or a toothpick to check if they are baked properly. If the fork or toothpick is dry, then the muffins are ready.
Once the muffins are baked set them aside to cool down for 15 minutes, you can also leave them in a cool dry place overnight.