March 2, 2016

Chocolate Chip Muffins

Every time I make muffins, I sing the Muffin Man song. Do you remember the muffin man nursery rhyme? "Do you know the muffin man, the muffin man?"Do you know the muffin man, The muffin man, the muffin man...." and I just keep singing that the whole time. This time I made some chocolate chip muffins, because you can't start the morning without a small helping of chocolate, or in this case lots of it.

All you need is:

2 ½ cups  all-purpose flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
½ cup unsalted butter, very softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 cup milk 
1 tbsp of maple syrup
2 cups of chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375°F and place muffin baking cups in a 12 cup muffin tray.

In a bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and chocolate chips. Set aside.

In a large bowl whisk together the melted butter, sugar, eggs, milk and syrup. Slowly add to the dry ingredients until just combined, do not over mix. Over mixing causes the muffins to dry out. they will be more moist if not over mixed.

Divide the batter into the 12 muffin cups and bake at 375°F and bake for 15-20 minutes. 

This is a perfect little morning breakfast with some fruit to balance out all that yummy chocolate goodness. I brought a few in the office with me and all the others I stored in a tightly covered tupperware, it should last for a good 4 days if placed in a tight container.  But they always taste the best right out of the oven. Enjoy!!

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