10.30.2010

Chocolate Chip Muffins


Growing up, my mother always made us muffins, either as a breakfast treat or as a 3 o' clock sugar fix. They were...just...muffins. Nothing in them. Nothing on them. Nothing around them. I hear people say all the time that muffins are great by themselves, and it makes me wonder if their is something wrong with their taste buds because there is absolutely nothing great about a plain old boring muffin. I mean, from as early as I can remember, whenever my mom made muffins, I would go straight to the cabinet and grab a handful of chocolate chips to adorn my muffin. Of course, I would do this as soon as it came out of the oven so that the chocolate chips would melt and make little chocolate puddles. The downside to this was that my muffin always had craters in it from me sticking all the chocolate chips in, but this was a very small price I had to pay compared to the absolute bliss I was in after taking a bite of my ghetto chocolate chip muffin (i definitely just used the word muffin 9 times)


So you all can imagine the excitement when I found a recipe for an ACTUAL chocolate chip muffin. Like, you put the chocolate chips in BEFORE you bake the muffins. I know, it's genius. If you take a look at the pictures of the muffins on Tessa's blog, even if you ARE a fan of plain muffins, you will want to bake these ASAP.


They were SCRUMPTIOUS. They were so soft and moist, and every bite was loaded with ooey gooey chocolate chips. Literally, LOADED. It was like a chocolate explosion. My father said there was too much chocolate chips in the muffins. I disagree. There is no such thing as too much chocolate chips in anything. He's not a fan of chocolate so I guess I can't blame him for his comment.

Chocolate Chip Muffins

Yield: 12 muffins
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Ingredients:

2 cups all purpose flour
1/3 cup white sugar
1/3 cup light brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt (I used only 1/4 teaspoon)
2/3 cup milk
1/2 cup butter (melted and cooled)
2 eggs (lightly beaten)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
One (11.5 oz) package milk chocolate chips (I used semi-sweet)

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Grease 12 muffin tin cups or use muffin liners. In a large bowl mix together flour, white sugar, brown sugar, baking powder and salt. In another bowl stir together eggs, milk, butter and vanilla until well blended. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour the milk mixture into the well and stir until combined. Fold in chocolate chips.
Spoon batter into muffins tins. Place into the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean and the edges are lightly browned. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes.
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