Simple Chocolate Chip Muffins that verge on cupcakes. Acceptable for breakfast but also perfect for dessert.
The other night I decided to make a “Persnickety Plates” board on Pinterest and add some of my favorite recipes. This bad boy got 1,500+ repins/likes in a matter of hours. I was shocked. So, if you need an excellent and easy side dish, give these green beans a shot. The people have spoken and it’s a winner.
On to baked goods. I modified this French Breakfast Muffin recipe by skipping the cinnamon & sugar coating and adding chocolate chips. If you haven’t tried Ghirardelli baking chips yet, you really should. Nothing against Nestle (my other choice), but these are SO good. Sometimes I eat them straight out of the bag. You probably have everything on hand to make these muffins (either the “French” ones or the chocolate chip). They are really good and I love that it only makes 12 muffins.
- 2 cups flour
- ⅔ cup sugar
- 2½ teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons milk
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup (or so) of chocolate chips
- Heat the oven to 375°. Spray the bottoms only of 12 standard-size muffin cups and set the pan aside.
- Measure the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg into a large mixing bowl and combine them with a whisk.
- In a medium bowl, whisk the egg until it's frothy. Blend in the milk, melted butter (make sure its cooled so you don't scramble your egg), and vanilla extract.
- Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour in the liquid mixture.
- Using a wooden spoon, mix the batter just until it's evenly blended.
- Add the chocolate chips, then spoon it into the muffin cups, filling each about two-thirds full. I like to use a cookie scoop.
- Bake the muffins for 15 minutes. Then rotate the pan and bake for an additional 5 to 7 minutes.
- Let cool on a wire rack for about 5 minutes before removing.
Updated 11/3/13 with a few new pictures.
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