This is a GREAT recipe to have. It's super easy to make (2 bowls and a spoon) and the muffins are moist and super chocolate-y. It's my "go to" recipe for sure.
In the 1st bowl, stir together:
2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsweetend cocoa powder
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
In the 2nd bowl, whisk together till smooth:
1 cup applesauce
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
Mix the "wet bowl" into the "dry bowl" and stir (with a spoon) just until well combined (don't overmix).
Fill cupcake papers 2/3 full and bake in a preheated 350F oven for 20 minutes or until a toothpick tests clean. Makes 15 muffins.
Remove from oven and cool for about 5 minutes, then cover the HOT muffins with some plastic wrap and let them cool to room temperature. The plastic wrap will force moisture back into the muffins.