Chocolate Mini Muffins

1 ¼ cup flour
¾ cup whole wheat flour
¼ cup sugar
¼ cup brown sugar
3 T. unsweetened cocoa powder
1 ½ t. baking soda
¼ t. salt
¾ cup nonfat milk
¾ cup unsweetened apple sauce
1 T. Vanilla olive oil
1 T. molasses
1 T. Chocolate Balsamic
1/3 cup miniature chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350. Coat 18 muffin cups with olive oil, set aside. In a bowl, combine flours, sugars, cocoa powder, soda and salt. In another bowl combine milk, applesauce, oil, molasses, vinegar and vanilla. Add to flour mixture. Stir just until moistened (will be lumpy). Stir in half the chocolate pieces. Spoon batter into muffin cups, filling a little more than half full. Sprinkle with remaining chocolate pieces. Bake 15 minutes or until done. Cool on rack.


Wonderful dessert drizzled over ice cream, fresh fruits, pound cake or cheese.

Also use in mole sauce or drizzle over beef tenderloin.

Chocolate Balsamic

This rich, velvety sweet, and flavorful balsamic resounds with the complexity of dark chocolate.

Vanilla Extra Virgin Olive Oil

This oil has a rich, sweet aroma and is made from the climbing vine of vanilla.  Excellent for baking!  Will turn box brownies into heaven!