These muffins came about because my other half asked me to make ‘plain’ chocolate muffins for some of the boys at work, nothing fancy, just good old plain chocolate. Firstly, I don’t do just plain anything, and secondly the way I interpret this is ‘plain’ means ‘no fruit’. So a muffin with the choc chips was not going to be a problem, and who doesn’t like nuts?
In making this, I adjusted the batter slightly to make sure they were not going to be too dry with the almond meal, and they turned out beautifully.
You may have noticed that I am a muffin topper kind of person. I don’t like cream and frosting, but I do love muffins that have a bit extra on the top. Last few have been with fruit which have dried nicely in the oven whilst baking, and today I decided coconut and cashew would add some extra crunch.
You may also be wondering about the canvas that the muffins are sitting on, and I found it recently on my prop hunting trip. It is a super sized tea towel bought from a beautiful shop in Brisbane called Victor Scot. I had trouble deciding on which tea towel to buy as they were all so eye catching.