chocolate chip fudge muffins
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Chocolate chip fudge muffins

Who says you can't have cake for breakfast? These fudgy chocolate chip muffins are essentially chocolate cake!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Breakfast, Muffins
Servings: 9
Author: Eva Bakes


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup milk of choice
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chocolate chips


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Generously grease or line a standard muffin pan and set aside.
  • In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the applesauce, milk, brown sugar, egg and vanilla. Add the dry ingredients and gently fold until a few dry streaks remain. Add the chocolate chips and mix until everything just comes together. Do not over mix.
  • Transfer the batter into your prepared muffin pan, filling each well about 3/4 fulls. Top with additional chocolate chips if desired.
  • Bake in your preheated oven for 22-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with a few moist crumbs. 
  • Allow muffins to cool before serving.


Leftover muffins should be stored in an airtight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator and will keep for several days. 
Source: Adapted from