“What is a browffin?”, you ask. Well, I’ll explain…
A browffin is a cross between a brownie and a muffin. How did I come up with a browffin? I’ll be honest…I didn’t intend to have browffins at the end of the baking time. They were supposed to be muffins, but they came out denser like brownies. So there, we have a browffin. 🙂
So, how did they come out denser if I followed the recipe to the letter? Well, I didn’t follow to the letter…I did my usual…I made some adjustments. I was using a regular chocolate muffin recipe but I wanted to add some flax seed (love the stuff) and some mint extract so that they would be a little bit healthier and minty as well.
Sounded like a good plan to me…well…my adjustment definitely made a difference in the end result. As I pulled the browffins out of the oven, I thought I had a failure on my hands. Oh well, with experimentation, occasionally comes failure . Better to try and fail than to never try. 🙂
As I was reminding myself of this, I had a realization. These “failed muffins” smelled absolutely delicious!! And they were completely done…so I may as well give one a try. It couldn’t hurt. The worst that could happen is that it wouldn’t taste good. Well…
It tasted wonderfully yummy!! I couldn’t believe it. I was all set to try to figure out where I went wrong…until I tried it and had my boys’ try it. The consensus is to leave my recipe alone and not change a thing. So, we have a new dessert in our family…the browffin.
Here’s the recipe to my “failure” in case you would like to give it a try…
Chocolate-Mint Flax Browffins
- 1 1/4 cups flour
- 1/4 cup milled flax seed
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1/3 cup canola oil
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon mint extract
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line muffin pan with paper liners.
- Sift together flour, flax seed, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder and salt in small bowl.
- In large bowl, whisk together milk, canola oil, egg and mint extract.
- Stir flour mixture into milk mixture until just combined.
- Fill muffin cups 2/3 full.
- Bake for 16-18 minutes.
Makes 9 browffins.
Have a great weekend and enjoy! ❤