Chocolate peppermint muffins

29 Apr


School holidays have just ended here in Sydney and my Tupperware containers are all full of baked goods. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree and Misses 8 and 10 love to bake. If we had more than an hour at home during the holidays they were asking to bake.

Having said that, I baked these muffins, and I don’t even like chocolate peppermint! I had some peppermint choc chips in the pantry, sent by my lovely Canadian cousin-in-law, and I felt like baking with them.

So this easy, no mixer required, chocolate peppermint muffin recipe was the result. And returning to my apple/tree comment, Miss 10 also dislikes chocolate peppermint, meaning miss8 has the responsibility of eating them all.

And I know – these muffins are basically a cupcake, from a nutrition viewpoint. I wouldn’t suggest serving these for breakfast, they are 100 per cent a treat.

Thankfully these muffins freeze well. Which is just as well seeing as the gals still have mountains of blondies/ slices/cake/ biscuits to get through…


130 grams brown sugar

100 grams self raising flour

50 grams cocoa

3 eggs

125 mL canola oil

3 tablespoons milk

3 teaspoons peppermint extract

100 grams peppermint choc chips



Preheat oven to 180C and line 12 holes of a cupcake tray with wrappers.

Whisk dry ingredients together in a large bowl.

In a jug beat use a fork to whisk together eggs, oil and milk then beat into the dry mixture.

Stir in extract and chips until just combined.

Scrape into wrappers and bake for around 18 minutes or until a skewer comes out dry.

Cool on wire racks.




15 Responses to “Chocolate peppermint muffins”

  1. Lisa @ cheergerm April 29, 2016 at 10:28 pm #

    You will be forever haunted by mint and chocolate, despite your underwhelming feelings towards them. Sounds like some mega baking was accomplished by you all! Nice work!

  2. youthfoodblog April 29, 2016 at 11:06 pm #

    Love the mint smile 🙂

  3. Anna @ shenANNAgans April 30, 2016 at 2:30 am #

    I havent had a muffin in forever. Loving this combo of flavours, choc mint is the bomb.

    • The Hungry Mum August 22, 2016 at 9:08 am #

      To be honest, I’m not a muffin fan… nor a choc mint fan… Put out the cheese platter tho and GETOUTTAMYWAY

  4. missemzyy May 1, 2016 at 5:28 am #

    Cupcakes look sinfully delicious! I must get my hands on some peppermint chocolate chips! x

    • The Hungry Mum August 22, 2016 at 9:09 am #

      My cousin-in-law from Canada sent them to me! I don’t know if they are readily available in Australia.

  5. May 2, 2016 at 4:17 pm #

    I love chocolate and peppermint together – that’s the same combination of my favorite ice cream.

  6. FrugalHausfrau May 4, 2016 at 2:36 am #

    You have been on a total baking spree since I last stopped by, or else it’s been longer than I thought, lol! I’d like to comment on them all but I’d feel like a stalker…:) I’ll look, though, lol!!


    • The Hungry Mum May 4, 2016 at 11:35 pm #

      Probably a bit of both 😆 I did a crazy amount of #baking over the school holidays. I’m on my phone now – have no idea why there is a hashtag in previous sentence 😂

  7. culinarytreatsbyaarti May 11, 2016 at 2:14 pm #

    Looks yummy!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: