The Unusual Ingredient You Should Consider Adding To Chocolate Muffins

When it comes to chocolate muffins, you can go with the classic Costco copycat chocolate muffins recipe, or you can forge your own baking path and get creative. No, we don't just mean making bigger or smaller muffins, or adding more or fewer chocolate chips. We're talking about substituting or adding ingredients for a life-changing muffin experience.

For instance, It Doesn't Taste Like Chicken recommends apple cider vinegar as a vegan-friendly egg substitute. On the other hand, Preppy Kitchen suggests adding sour cream, Greek yogurt, or crème fraîche to your chocolate muffin recipe for moisture.

Despite being nonetheless delicious, these are all still very basic chocolate muffins and are virtually indistinguishable from the original. Want to take it up another notch? Try adding an ingredient that will stand out in the best way possible. Yes, we're talking about boozy chocolate muffins, following the trend of alcohol-infused ice cream, donuts, and fruit salad; you name it.

Grown-up chocolate muffins need rum

For adults with a hankering for boozy muffins, look no further than rum-infused chocolate muffins. Need we say more? Okay, okay, we will. This idea, shared on Food, comes to us from Japan. According to the user, this recipe was inspired by their time at a sweets school in Tokyo. But enough about that. We want to know more about the muffins.

The recipe starts out like any other chocolate muffin recipe, with the usual ingredients of milk, eggs, and chocolate chips; you get the idea. However, this recipe adds a healthy dash of rum to the wet ingredients, lending a "grown-up flavor to the muffins."

Of course, mixing the flavors of rum and chocolate is nothing new. In fact, chocolate is frequently paired with rum, particularly aged rum with darker chocolates. Per Venchi, a sip of rum brings out the flavors in chocolate, especially when the chocolate has fruity inclusions. Anyway, this is all to say that rum will certainly make your chocolate muffins pop.