Chocolate Chip Muffin Recipe

This recipe for chocolate chip muffins came about because I love my children love chocolate. What better way to limit their sugar than to bake up a batch of muffins that can be doled out as rewards? I mean, when they’re craving something sweet…

IMG_1475Yes, those pretty, little muffins are packed full of the sweet stuff but can be limited quite easily.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla

In a medium bowl, stir together dry ingredients, including chocolate chips. (I read somewhere that if you coat your chips in flour, they won’t sink to the bottom. I don’t know if it’s true, but at least they’re not going stark naked when the meet the freezing cold milk).

In a large bowl, mix together wet ingredients until combined.

Add dry ingredients to the wet and stir until just combined. Don’t over mix or you will have some tough muffins, which really isn’t as appetizing as it sounds, but I digress.

Fill greased muffin cups 2/3 of the way from the top. I use a large muffin pan, so I get 12, but in my regular tin, I could probably get 18.

Bake at 400 degrees F for 20 – 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

And you’re done! Can you say yum?

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