Chocolate Malt Muffins

I had a lot of leftover malt powder after making Triple Chocolate Malted Cookies.  While I’m sure Mike would love if I used it up making several batches of his favorite cookie, I had other ideas.  One of them, of course, being muffins!  These muffins were a fun change from our usual breakfast.  The malt flavor was not overwhelming, and the chocolate chips gave a little extra interest.  A little chocolate for breakfast can’t be a bad thing, right?  Definitely not if that means enjoying these muffins!

Chocolate Malt Muffins
Yields: 12 muffins
  • 1¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup chocolate malt powder (plus 2 teaspoons for topping)
  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar (plus 2 teaspoons for topping)
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ⅓ cup canola oil
  • ¾ cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ⅓ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Prepare muffins tin (line cups or spray with cooking spray). In a small bowl, mix 2 teaspoons malt powder and 2 teaspoons granulated sugar. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk the flour, malt powder, sugar and baking powder until combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix the oil, buttermilk, egg and vanilla.
  4. Add the milk mixture to the flour mixture and fold gently until just combined; gently fold in chocolate chips.
  5. Divide batter evenly among 12 muffin cups. Sprinkle with malt powder/sugar mixture.
  6. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 5 minutes. Remove to wire rack to cool completely.

Adapted from weewelcome


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  1. I heart chocolate for breakfast! What a great way to sneak it into the am! 😀 Happy New Year!!!

  2. Mmmmm…chocolate is such a lovely way to start the day! Great muffins!

  3. I love muffins, I love chocolate, I think I am going to have to make these soon! i have a jar of malt milk powder just sitting in waiting!

  4. I really enjoy the flavor of malt…these chocolate malt muffins sound fantastic.

  5. I love malt but there are not a lot of recipes out there using this. Glad to come across these muffins, they look amazing. Truly a treat for breakfast-Yum!

  6. These muffins look fantastic, what a great recipe! Happy New Year! xoxo

  7. I love malted milk powder. These muffins look great. 🙂

  8. My wife got me malted milk powder after she introduced me to the world of malt shakes. Man, I can just eat the stuff plain! 🙂 Sounds like an awesome recipe!

  9. I love malt powder and would also put it in everything possible! Great recipe! Happy New Year!!!