Chocolate Muffins

Last Valentine’s Day, I made a chocolate brunch as a special celebration of my valentine: me.

These muffins were the centerpiece of my brunch, and what a centerpiece they made! They are, of course, sweet, but the flavors are also deep. The chocolate flavor of the batter is subtle and not too overpowering. But then–pow!–the chocolate chips explode with taste. The result? Dark, deep, but not rich. As chocolate goes, this is a bit on the light side, even.

Though I ate these for brunch (and I firmly believe there are few better ways to start the day than with chocolate!), they also make a fabulous dessert.