You've done it! Search no further, for you have just uncovered THE best chocolate muffin recipe in the land! These Moist Chocolate Chip Muffins is all that we long for in a muffin - super chocolatey, dense, and moist.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 12 muffin cups or line muffins cups with paper muffin liners.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, salt, sugar, brown sugar, ¾ cup chocolate chips, and cocoa powder.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the vanilla, egg, applesauce, milk, and vegetable oil until smooth; pour into flour mixture and stir until the mixture is just combined. Don't over mix!
Divide the prepared batter between the 12 prepared muffin cups, filling each one about 2/3 full. Divide the remaining ¼ cup of chocolate chips between muffins, sprinkling them over the top of each one.
Bake muffins, uncovered, on center rack, in preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 20-23 minutes. Let the muffins cool, then remove them from the muffin tin. Store in an air tight container.
Don't over mix the batter so that your muffins are tender in texture.
Use other flavors of morsels to change-up the variety of these muffins.
Cover the muffins with foil when you remove them from the oven to force the heat and condensation down into the muffins. This makes them super moist!
These muffins freeze well. Double the recipe and have some for now and some for later.