Turtle Muffins

Oh yeah you read that right, Turtle Muffins. Remember a few weeks ago when I shared these decadent brownie muffins, well today’s recipe is a close cousin and equally as delicious! I’ve been keeping a secret from you all and today seemed like the perfect time to share, or at least to explain my obsession with certain foods lately. They’re cravings, sometimes, I’m happy to announce that we are expecting baby #2 this summer, I am comfortably in the second trimester and enjoying eating most of my favorite foods again.
I had some pesky “evening-sickness” this pregnancy and unfortunately didn’t cook dinner most nights for about 6-7 weeks. Happy was the day and the weeks continuing afterwards when I finally started to feel like myself again, aside from a healthy baby all I wanted for Christmas was to WANT to eat chocolate again.
I think most women can understand this, or maybe even empathize. So hopefully that explains why today I am sharing yet another, almost dessert like muffin with you all. These turned out as good, if not better than I had imagined they would. Last week I was seriously craving caramel for the second week in a row. I have been trying to exercise and not eat too much junk so I don’t gain any extra baby weight that may be harder to lose this time around – but I couldn’t resist this craving any longer. So I whipped together these amazing, deliciously, moist chocolate muffins and proceeded to eat two, okay maybe… three but hey who’s counting? If you love turtle candy and muffins, then you owe it to yourself to give these a try; enjoy and happy baking!

Turtle Muffins

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: about 9 muffins

Serving Size: 1 muffin

Ingredients

  • 1 c flour
  • 1/2 c sugar
  • 1/4 c cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 c mini chocolate chips (1 -2 Tbs more if topping each muffin)
  • 1/4 c pecans, chopped (1 -2 Tbs more if topping each muffin)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 c milk
  • 1/4 c Greek yogurt, plain
  • 1/4 c caramel sauce + 1-2 Tbs for drizzling

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350º F and prepare a 12 c muffin tin with cooking spray, set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt.
  3. Add in the mini chocolate chips and pecans and toss to coat (that way they won't all sink to the bottom).
  4. In a small mixing bowl whisk together the egg, milk, Greek yogurt and caramel sauce.
  5. Fold the wet ingredients into the dry and stir until moistened.
  6. Spoon the batter into the muffin tin, optional: top with a few extra nuts and chocolate chips.
  7. Bake for 16-18 minutes.
  8. Remove carefully and let cool in the pan 10 minutes, transfer to a plate and drizzle with caramel sauce; serve warm.
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Comments

  1. says

    Hello!
    I’m a new follower from This Gal Cooks. These look so amazingly yummy! I’m going to pin this to my brownie board now… speaking of pinning, you should add this to my pop-up repin party on Facebook :) here’s the link: http://ow.ly/hrBOQ
    Happy Tuesday!
    ang

  2. Suzanne says

    Oh my! I know I’ve pinned some of your other recipes before! Thanks for sharing this one too! Dropping by from SITS! :)

  3. says

    Found your blog via GYB … these delicious muffins caught my eye as soon as I got here! ;) YUM!! Congrats on your pregnancy!! <3 .... Have a terrific day!

    Your Newest GFC Follower :),
    Brenda @ChattingOverChocolate.blogspot.com
    …would love to have you pop over for a visit sometime! ;*)

  4. Verte Photo says

    I really groove on turtles… now you make one out of Carmel and chocolate and I am so your gal! LOVE this!!!! In fact I might have to make it today! Thanks for sharing! Stopped by from the GYBH and I am loving what I see!

    C
    Vertephoto.blogspot.com

  5. says

    Congrats on your soon to be new arrival, Emily!

    These look delish! These would definitely be a great way to get a chocolate fix. Thanks for sharing on Marvelous Mondays. I will be featuring these at tonight’s party. Enjoy your day!

    Julie

  6. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes says

    Ummmmmm …….. those look amazing! Thank you for sharing at last week’s week’s All My Bloggy Friends :)

  7. says

    These look delicious! I’m definitely going to try them sometime soon. I’m stopping by from SITS Girls, so HAPPY SITS DAY! I hope you’ve been enjoying all of the blog love. I was a featured blogger on there last week and it was so much fun! For some reason my comment credentials couldn’t be verified on your site – so just so you know, this blog comment is from Nicole @ Foodie Loves Fitness :)

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