Hope you all had a happy Fourth!  To keep the celebration going, I (Jess) am sharing my latest recipe for my greatest breakfast obsession: the muffin.  What better way to start your day than with the singing-sobbing-shivering-side-effects reserved only for foods that contain carbs and chocolate – am I right? Nothing gets me going like a little chocolate alongside my morning latte, and I suspect you feel the same, too. I make a big batch of these, wrap and store them in the fridge, then pop them back in the oven for a few minutes when the breakfast bells ring. Aaand I have a feeling no one would complain about a hazelnut chocolate chip muffin as an afternoon snack, either. Keep reading for the recipe. 

Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Muffins


  • 1¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup hazelnut meal
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¾ cup chocolate chips
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 3 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ¾ cup milk
  • sparkling sugar, to garnish
  • chopped hazelnuts, to garnish
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F; line 15 muffin tins with paper liners. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl mix together flour, hazelnut meal, baking powder and salt. Stir in chocolate chips.
  3. In a large bowl, using electric mixer, beat together the sugar and butter until well combines. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Alternatively beat in flour mixture and milk, making three additions of flour mist
  4. Scoop batter into prepared pans. Add chopped hazelnuts and sparkling sugar on the top.
  5. Bake in oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool in pans for 10 minutes. Remove from pans and let completely cool off on racks.

*recipe adapted from FoodNetwork

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Comments (5)
  1. 1
    Nancie July 5, 2012 at 8:06 am

    they look so yumm….if only i could bake! I need to learn how.

  2. 2
    Freya July 5, 2012 at 8:53 am

    These look SO good! I think hazelnut is a forgotten flavor. We always turn to vanilla in baking but I love hazelnut!

  3. 3
    elissa July 5, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    these look amazing. the perfect way to start your morning or afternoon snack. i mean, really, any time would be great for these!

  4. 4
    Debra July 18, 2012 at 10:50 am


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    Sarah Sherwood September 19, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    I just made these, and they’re great! I added some orange zest and cinnamon. My batter was extremely thin, so I was nervous, but they baked up perfectly. The hazelnut flour is such a nice touch.



Jess Simpson