Here is the second installment of muffins for 'Chip Week'. I wanted to try something with coffee for Mike because he has been working really long hours and tons of overtime and I thought muffins with coffee in them would be the perfect fix. I got the original here. I didn't change much except to cut the oil and add apple sauce. These are great and nice and fluffy. A lot of my muffins are really dense but these are nice and light. And even though they are chocolate I do like them. Believe it or not I am not a big fan of chocolate.
Mocha Chocolate-Chip Muffins
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, and more for sprinkling on top
3 Tbsp good quality cocoa powder
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup strong coffee, room temperature
1/6 cup, plus 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
1/6 cup of applesauce - don't worry about being exact as long as there is 1/3 and 2 tbsp of oil and applesauce
1 tsp vanilla extract
Sift all dry ingredients together in a bowl. In a large measuring cup, mix all wet ingredients. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir till moistened. Line a muffin tin with paper liners and fill with batter. I sprinkled with some of the remaining chocolate chips and then baked for 18 minutes in a 400 degree oven.