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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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 muffins
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

Tips

Get the recipe for Amish Friendship Bread Starter.

Nutrition Facts

176 calories; protein 2g 4% DV; carbohydrates 24.8g 8% DV; fat 7.9g 12% DV; cholesterol 18.6mg 6% DV; sodium 121.3mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/30/2008
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! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/09/2009
This was not worth the ingredients or effort put into it. Read More
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6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
12/30/2008
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! Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2006
My family loved them!! I made 3 batches the first day. I will make them often. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/08/2008
yum! I added a handful of chocolate chips for a little more chocolate flavor Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/09/2009
This was not worth the ingredients or effort put into it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2010
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/29/2007
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! Read More
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