Thursday, September 12, 2013

Chocolate Chip Muffins

Chocolate Chip Muffins - add chocolate chips to a moist and buttery, vanilla scented muffin batter. These are delicious either warm from the oven or at room temperature. Your kids will love them in their lunchboxes or as an after school snack with a tall glass of milk. You need:

unsalted butter 1/2 cup (113 gm), melted and cooled
eggs 2
milk 2/3 cups
vanila extract 1 1/2 tsp
all purpose flour 2 cups
white sugar 2/3 cups
baking powder 2 1/2 tsp
salt 1/4 tsp
chocolate chips (semi sweet, bittersweet, milk or white chocolate chips) 1 cup

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C), and place oven rack in the center of the oven. Butter, or line with paper liners, 12 muffin cups

In a bowl whisk together the eggs, milk, and vanilla extract.

In another large bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Stir in the chocolate chips

With a rubber spatula or wooden spoon fold the wet ingredients, along with the melted butter, into the dry ingredients and stir only until the ingredients are moistened and combined. (Do not over mix or you will have tough muffin)

Evenly fill the muffin cups with the batter, using two spoons or an ice cream scoop.

Place in the oven and bake for about 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean.

Transfer to a wire rack and let cool for about 5-10 minutes before removing from pan.

Can be covered and stored at room temperature for a few days or they can be frozen.

Makes 12 regular sized muffins.

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