3.17.2010

Chocolate Oatmeal Stout Muffins

I had one bottle of stout left in the fridge so I decided it would be great to use it in some muffins. I was actually inspired to make muffins after seeing this recipe over on Megan's delicious blog!

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Chocolate and stout go together almost as nicely as peas and carrots!

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These muffins also have a nice helping of whole wheat pastry flour, ground flax and oats.

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And, of course, cocoa powder and some big, fat chunks of yummy chocolate!!

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They are nice and crisp on the outside and moist and chocolaty on the inside. Mmm Mmm!

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Chocolate Oatmeal Stout Muffins
by theUngourmet

makes about 16 muffins

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1 cup oats
1 1/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/3 cup ground golden flax
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs
3/4 cup canola oil
1 cup stout beer
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup chocolate chunks

Spray oil 16 muffin cups

In a medium bowl, whisk together the oats, flour, cocoa powder, flax, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, oil, stout beer and vanilla. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Stir to combine. Fold in the chocolate chunks.

Bake at 375 for 16-18 minutes.

These are super good! Give 'em a try!!

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I also wanted to throw in this cute shot of my boy at a recent field trip. We had lunch at the park and then took a trip to the Dept of Agriculture to look at lots and lots of bugs! Fun times!

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Hope you all had a nice St. Paddy's Day!


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43 comments:

Simply Mel said...

Now this is definitely a 'hardy' muffin - yummy!

Bit of Butter said...

Oh my, these look wonderful!

Jenn said...

Chocolate-y goodness!!!! yum!!!!

Dustjacket Attic said...

learn something new everyday...stout!

I love the shot of your son, he's gorgeous.
xxx

scrappysue said...

didn't you make something with booze in it yesterday? i'm seeing a theme!!!! hehe

♥peachkins♥ said...

I bet you ha a great time with your son..... I don't think I can find some stout here...

Sinful Southern Sweets said...

I love how rich and dark these look!! And what a cutie you have!

Bellini Valli said...

I should make these and use that leftover Guinness before it is St. Patrick's Day 2011

TKW said...

Your little man is adorable!

And hey, hey, I gotta love a girl who puts chocolate AND beer in a muffin!

Pam said...

All I can say is that they look sooo good and I'd like one right now! Love that dark chocolaty look! Your son is adorable and I bet it was a great day for him! Very cute pic!

Olive said...

..you got me at chocolates :)

I have all the ingredients..I will give this a try :) thanks for sharing, Kim! :)

Olive said...

..err except for the stout beer :)

Jeannie said...

The muffins looks so rich they could pass as cupcakes. Very gorgeous pictures. And I agreed your son is very gorgeous:D

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

Oh those look good. Come on, chocolate and beer all wrapped up in a convenient carrying package.

Great idea!

Lots of SITS love heading your way. Be back soon!

Alex aka Ma, What's For Dinner?
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The Blonde Duck said...

I love dense muffins like that.

Joanne said...

Chocolate and stout are definitely a match made in heaven. I'm so enamored with these muffins! Thank god I have many bottles of Guinness left over.

Your son is adorable!

Sophie said...

Your son is a real cutie!!

These chocolate & more healthy muffins look so lovely & nice!

Angie's Recipes said...

How unique! I would love to try them!

Bob said...

Now that's just awesome. Chocolate and beer is a winning combo! :D

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Wild! They look delicious.

Chow and Chatter said...

oh love these muffins, you are the muffin queen!

Randi Troxell said...

those muffins look amazing!

Debbie said...

Yum! I would never have put those ingredients together.
And darling photo on the field trip.

A Year on the Grill said...

That's a great looking muffin... and just enough that you can lie to yourself about it being healthy

Cinnamon-Girl said...

What scrumptious looking muffins! Chocolate heaven!

kellypea said...

I've heard of using stout in baking and have been tempted. I just may have to make the leap after seeing your muffins. Nice.

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Krista said...

Cute picture of your son! That sounds like a fun field trip. I'm loving that I get to chaperone field trips as a parent rather than a teacher these days.

These muffins look awesome. I love all of the ingredients here. I bet they make for a unique and delicious combo!

Mc Allen said...

wow, these look de lish!! I seriously want one , now!!! xoxo LA

Pam said...

Kim, I'm back!

I have a Happiness Award for you over on my blog. Please go over, pick it up and tell me 10 things that make you happy!

Have a good day!

Pam

teresa said...

aw, your little guy is so cute! the muffins are incredible! i'll take five to go!

Kristin said...

He is such a little cutie. And those muffins look way too good!

Pam said...

My chocolate and stout loving husband would be so happy if I made these for him. They look great.

I've never been to Hash in Sellwood but have now put it on our must try list - thanks for the recommendation!

Patty said...

I think this is the first non-green Saint Pat's day recipe that I've found so far ;) it looks great!

Faith said...

I agree, chocoate and stout do go together as well as peas and carrots! :) Your muffins look so yummy! I hope you had a wonderful St. Paddy's Day, Kim!

Claudia said...

Oh yes - so chocolatey, moist and rich. I could smell them. Love the photo of your son and the "bug" outing. He looks ready!

5 Star Foodie said...

Wow, these look so moist and chocolatey! I've got to make it for my husband!

Dee said...

Those look like sturdy & delicious muffins! Oatmeal & Chocolate are good but Stout is genius. Yum!

Katy ~ said...

You are amazing. Now this is a combination I don't think would immediately occur to me to try. But your photographs make these look so chocolatly how could I ever resist even the smallest nibble; I could not.

Your son is handsome!

Julie said...

Delish! I'll bet that's way better than peas and carrots :)

Kristina said...

I made these for breakfast! So I used coffee instead of stout. Which does sort of miss the whole point of your delicious recipe. But I couldn't bear the thought of opening a whole bottle of stout at 9 a.m. and having to throw the rest away... or let it get flat... or... drink it.

So coffee.

But I wanted to let you know that I thought they were AMAZING. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe!

http://www.knucklesalad.com/2010/03/most-important-tiny-chocolate-cakes-of.html

Julia said...

Whoa!! Now that's a cupcake for me. Another have to bake it. Just need to shake this flu that has descended upon our family for the oh third time this year... *sigh*

Megan said...

If only I had some of that stout left! These look amazing. Love the chocolate chunks in them. And I'm so happy my recipe inspired you!

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