Mexican Hot Chocolate Muffins

That’s right, not just your average chocolate chunk muffins, Mexican Hot Chocolate Muffins. For those of you who have never heard of this kind of hot chocolate, its hot chocolate but with a kick! Remember… the movie? Chocolat? 

Now, real Mexican Hot Chocolate is made with pure cocoa, cinnamon, and chiles – so I can’t say that these are perfect – but using hot chocolate mix, ground cinnamon and chipotle spice is certainly on the right track. The addition of hot chocolate to the regular cocoa powder makes for a bit of a creamier taste to the muffins, and also allowed me to decrease the amount of white sugar.

Perhaps these won’t pass as breakfast muffins, but they do have less sugar than a cupcake, so perhaps its best they remain a snack. The chocolate muffin base is based off of a recipe from http://www.cacaoweb.net/chocolatemuffins.html, but I have modified it quite a bit.

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Depending on how spicy you are willing to go you can add more spice to the top of the muffin. I would say 1/8 teaspoon may not be enough! These were delightfully chocolatey and had a smokey undertone with the chipotle. Alternatively I would try cayenne or chili powder to see what kind of different tastes you get!

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ENJOY!