Friday, November 28, 2008

Mexican Chocolate Cinnamon Muffins

Well, it's the day after Thanksgiving. No! I did not go shopping. It's insane out there. People were actually camping out infront of the stores overnight to be the first in line to buy whatever it is they were going to buy. I just don't get it. But, that's me. I'll cook and crochet and make whatever comes to mind. If I happen to see something that I absolutely have to have for someone maybe I'll get and then again, maybe I won't. This commercialism is starting to get to me.

So, today, Bob's watching football and basketball. He's got that mighty remote in his hands and switching back and forth between games. I'm watching some old movies on the boob tube, my crocheting basket next to me and I'm sipping some hot peppermint tea and having some muffins. I'm still too full from yesterdays meal to have a full course. Life is nice and peaceful right now.

So, I wanted to share the muffins I made with you and ask you to relax. Sit back and enjoy these holidays. Stop and smell the roses...or the chocolate. Big hugs from me to you.
Mexican Chocolate Cinnamon Muffins

1 package plain devil's food cake mix
1 package (3.9 ounce) chocolate instant pudding mix
1 cup (8 ounce) sour cream
½ cup water
½ cup oil
4 large eggs
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup chopped Mexican Chocolate
1 cup pecan pieces

Preheat oven to 350°. Line 24 muffin cups with paper liners, set aside. In a large mixing bowl combine cake mix, pudding mix, sour cream, water, oil, and eggs. Blend with a mixer on low for 1 minute. Scrape down the sides of bowl with rubber spatula. Increase the mixer speed to medium and beat for 2 minutes, scraping down sides again. Fold in the chocolate and pecans into the batter. Spoon batter into lined muffin cups to ¾ of the way full. Bake for 23 to 27 minutes until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool pans on wire racks for 5 minutes. Carefully remove muffins from pans and allow to cool completely on wire rack.
You can find this recipe in the Mi Chita's Mexican Chocolate Dessert Ecookbook

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Reeni said...

No shopping today for me, either! But I have done some on-line shopping, it's so much easier. Those muffins look so delicious, you know cinnamon and chocolate are two of my favorite things. Enjoy the rest of your day, big hugs!

ValleyWriter said...

Like you, I've been sticking close to the couch today. (I love a bargain as much as the next gal, but not if it means getting up at 3am and wrestling sweaty people to get through the aisles!) I just wish I'd had one of your muffins to enjoy -yum!

Debinhawaii said...

Your muffins look delicious with the chocolate and cinnamon. I have to try this one!

Megan said...

Once upon a time I went on the day after Thanksgiving. But it's not worth it anymore. I had a lazy day, watched a movie, and did nothing! :) I deserved it!!!

Nazarina A said...

Is this what they call muffin LOVE! It surely is and what I need right now! I have not seen any stores for days!!!!!

The Blonde Duck said...

Those look really good! We stayed close to home all weekend to avoid the crowds!

Dee said...

Those look wonderful. I would love some with a nice mug of Mexican hot chocolate. Mmm...

Happy cook said...

I heard aobut the shopping friday in US.
The muffins look so yummy.
I have never tried adding cinamon to chocolate. Should try the combo

Gloria Chadwick said...

You wouldn't catch me within ten miles of a store on Black Friday. I heard on the news that someone got trampled to death in a Wal-Mart by all the people rushing into the store.
Why do you always tempt us with such delicious chocolate creations? :)

Meg said...

These look amazing! I love chocolate and cinnamon together!

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

Hi teresa
thanks for passing by my blog ..i love reading your post and the atmosphere under which you made these lovely muffins,cinnamon must have given it a unique flavour, isnt it !

Joanna said...

i LOVE chocolate muffins. yours look insanely good. i've never tried mexican chocolate before, but i want some now. what's the difference between the two chocolates?

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