My son has started football practice. They have a fall and spring flag football season in our town, and he loves that he gets to play it twice a year. He has almost all the same kids on his team, and the same coaches, which is really nice. But now we have to worry about having practices during the the week, and games on the weekends. Sometimes just one game, sometimes two. I get used to the winter and having our weekends free. Not anymore, we go from football right into baseball, so we can have free weekends again at the end of July.
It is common knowledge by now that I like muffins, and I like to try to make things just a little bit healthier. That is where these chocolate muffins come in. I know you are saying to yourself; “chocolate muffins, healthy? Yeah right!” Just hear me out!
I am late to the #ChocolateParty this month, but I am still here! How could I miss out on an excuse to make something with chocolate? This month the challenge was to pair chocolate with buttermilk. I love baking with buttermilk, it gives a great flavor and leaves everything so tender and moist. Muffins are always a hit here, and my freezer was actually empty of them, so I decided to do a chocolate chip muffin using buttermilk.
It is a new year, it is time for a new muffin recipe. You all know that I am obsessed with muffins, so this should come as no surprise. And because we are nearing the second weekend of the new year, I am going to keep your resolutions going. I made a healthy muffin with oatmeal, no butter or oil, flax meal, and even whole wheat flour. I added some chocolate, because life is just better with chocolate.
I hope that everyone had a great Thanksgiving weekend. If you traveled, I hope you made it home safe and that your travels were uneventful. We traveled to Wisconsin to be with our families. It was so nice to have a week off from cooking, and get to relax with family. Now we are back though, and it is time for school, and schedules again. You all know I am a huge fan of muffins, and these are a must this week as we get back on track.
My 7 year old thought these were one of the best he has had in a long time. Chocolate Chip Muffins are normally his favorite, but he is also a fan of anything with cinnamon. So I decided to mix them all together for these. I am not sure muffins have ever disappeared more quickly from my freezer. He had them every day until they were gone.
If a recipe has cinnamon in it, I think you need to taste it! So I added a full tablespoon to this batter. If you don’t want cinnamon to be the dominant flavor, you could cut back to 1-2 teaspoons. But, I think you should go all the way It is fall after all, and cinnamon is the perfect fall spice.
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- 2 cups flour
- ½ cup sugar
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 2 tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 Tbls cinnamon
- ½ cup butter, melted and slightly cooled
- 2 eggs
- ⅔ cup milk
- 2 tsp vanilla
- ¾ cup mini chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 12 cup muffin tin with non stick spray, or line with liners.
- In a small bowl mix together butter, eggs, milk and vanilla. In a large bowl whisk together flour, sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Add the butter mixture, and mix until just combined. Fold in chocolate chips. Scoop batter into prepared muffin tins. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a tester comes out clean.
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It is no secret I like muffins. It is no secret the entire world likes Peanut Butter and Chocolate. I have already made a muffin that had Chocolate Base with Peanut Butter Chips. Now I wanted to make a Peanut Butter Muffin with Chocolate Chips. I just couldn’t help it! After I made the Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffins from Connor’s Cooking, this just seemed like the next natural progression. Let me tell you, these were a winner! I brought them to a friends house so we had treats to munch on while managing her garage sale. They disappeared quickly, they were moist and delicious!
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1½ teaspoons salt
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 cup milk
- 2 large eggs
- ⅔ cup sugar
- 1 cup peanut butter
- ⅓ cup vegetable oil
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- Heat oven to 375. Spray muffin pan with no stick spray.
- Stir together flour, salt, baking powder, and chocolate chips in a large bowl. Combine milk, eggs, sugar, peanut butter and oil in a separate bowl; combine ingredients until just moistened. Do not over beat.
- Fill 18 muffin tins. Top with a few extra chocolate chips. Bake for 14 minutes. Enjoy!