Marbled muffins are a delightful treat that combines the flavors and textures of two different batters, typically chocolate and vanilla, swirled together to create a visually appealing and delicious baked good.
• 2 cups of wheat flour (you can use half whole wheat to make them healthier)
• 2 teaspoons baking powder
• 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 1/2 cup sugar (or to taste)
• 1 large egg
• 1 cup of milk
• 1/4 cup vegetable oil or melted butter
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
• 2 tablespoons of extra milk (for the cocoa mixture)
1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F) and prepare a muffin tin with liners or lightly grease it.
2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
3. In another bowl, mix the sugar, egg, milk, oil and vanilla until well combined.
4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry, mixing until just combined (dough should be lumpy).
5. Divide the dough into two equal parts. In one of them, mix the cocoa powder and the additional 2 tablespoons of milk until well incorporated.
6. Fill each space in the muffin tin with alternating tablespoons of vanilla batter and cocoa batter, then run a toothpick or the tip of a knife through the batter to create a marbled effect.
7. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.
8. Let cool in the pan for a few minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.