Saturday, August 23, 2014

Chocolate Chip Muffins 2

I saw this picture today and the muffins looked so beautiful so I decided to for go my regular chocolate chip muffin recipe and make these.  I will say they are both good... and honestly I cant really tell which I like more.  I don't think my kids even noticed that they were different from what I usually make.
3 cups (375) all-purpose flour (very careful not to overmeasure)
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 eggs, room temperature preferred
1 cup (200g) granulated sugar
1 cup (240ml) milk* 
1/2 cup (120ml) canola oil (or vegetable oil/melted coconut oil)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 and 1/2 cups (270g) semi-sweet chocolate chips (or chocolate chunks; or dark chocolate; or milk chocolate)
coarse sugar for sprinkling (optional)

Preheat oven to 425F degrees.
Spray your muffin tin of choice with non-stick spray or line with muffin liners.
Set aside.
In a large bowl, gently toss together flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
Mix until all dry ingredients are combined – a 20 second toss to disburse everything together.
Set aside.
In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs and sugar until combined.
Mix in milk, oil, and vanilla.
Mixture will be pale and yellow.
Fold wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix everything together by hand with a wooden spoon. Avoid overmixing.
Gently mix until all the flour is off the bottom of the bowl and no big pockets of flour remain.
The batter will be VERY thick and somewhat lumpy.
Fold in the chocolate chips.
Divide batter among prepared muffin tins, filling all the way to the top.
Top with a sprinkle coarse sugar, if preferred.
Bake at 425F degrees for 5 minutes.
Reduce oven temperature to 375 and continue to bake for 25-26 minutes until tops are lightly golden and centers appear set.
Allow to cool for 10 minutes in pan before enjoying.
Muffins taste best fresh the same day.
Store muffins at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
Muffins freeze well, up to 3 months.

*For 15-16 standard size muffins, reduce baking time to 18-19 total minutes: 5 initial minutes at the 425F and 13-14 minutes at 375F. For 30 mini muffins, bake for 11-12 minutes at 375F the entire time.

Big, bakery-style muffins stuffed with chocolate chips and topped with a sprinkle of sugar. These are the BEST chocolate chip muffins! @sallybakeblog

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