Friendship Cocoa Muffins Recipe -
Friendship Cocoa Muffins Recipe
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Friendship Cocoa Muffins

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"I devised this recipe one day when I wanted to use my friendship starter, but wanted to make muffins instead of the usual bread. I also made them with a slight chocolate flavor instead of cinnamon. Quite tasty!"

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Original recipe makes 10 muffins Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    35 mins


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a small bowl, stir together 1/4 teaspoon of cocoa and 1/4 cup of sugar. Grease 10 cups of a muffin tin, and sprinkle each cup with some of the sugar mixture to coat the bottom and sides.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, 1/2 cup of sugar, unsweetened cocoa powder, salt, baking soda, and baking powder. Pour in the friendship starter, egg, oil, and vanilla; mix until well blended. Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin cups, filling each one about 1/2 full.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted into the crown of a muffin comes out clean. Cool in the pans for about 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 30, 2008

Flavor was o'k, but I don't think these should be called Cocoa Muffins; you really can't see or taste the cocoa. One reviewer mentioned putting in chocolate chips, and I will probably do that next time to up the chocolate flavor. UPDATE: Added 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips this time and they turned out extremely yummy. Definitely give these a try!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 09, 2009

This was not worth the ingredients or effort put into it.

Apr 08, 2008

yum! I added a handful of chocolate chips for a little more chocolate flavor

Oct 13, 2006

My family loved them!! I made 3 batches the first day. I will make them often.

Jul 06, 2010

MMMM!! We loved 'em! The cocoa needs to be doubled or tripled. I doubled the cocoa and it was definitely not chocolate flavored but it WAS delicious(whatever the flavor was!) I didn't have an egg and I wanted to use up my starter so I used 1 cup of starter instead of 1/2 cup, my mom couldn't believe there was no egg because it was moist and had a wonderful texture. Will make it again but maybe I'll triple the cocoa this time.

Apr 29, 2007

I made mini-muffins and sprinkled a little of the cocoa and sugar on top of the batter before placing them in the oven. Delicious!


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  • Calories
  • 176 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 24.8 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 19 mg
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 7.9 g
  • 12%
  • Fiber
  • 0.4 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 2 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 121 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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