Chocolate Muffins

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Nonstick cooking spray
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 cup coconut oil, at room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup whole milk
1/3 cup chocolate chips
3/4 cup walnuts, chopped – optional
Confectioners’ sugar for dusting

Makes 24 mini-muffins

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 24-cup mini-muffin tin with cooking spray.

Whisk together the flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl.

Whisk together the coconut oil and granulated sugar in a large bowl until well combined. Add the egg and vanilla extract and whisk until well mixed. Whisk in the milk, then add the flour mixture and whisk until just incorporated. Stir in the chocolate chips and walnuts.

Divide the batter evenly among the muffin cups. Bake until a wooden toothpick inserted into the center of the scuffins comes out clean, about 15 minutes. Cool in the tin on a cooling rack for 5 minutes and then remove from the tin and let cool completely. Dust with confectioners’ sugar before serving.

Recipe courtesy of Valerie Bertinelli

Chocolate Scuffins