Monday, August 26, 2013

SRC: Chocolate Chip Muffins

For this month's Secret Recipe Club I was assigned Chocolate and Chillies.  With a blog name like chocolate and chillies I knew this blog had to be full of both savory and sweet recipes that were sure to please.  Asiya is a Canadian native who is a full-time stay at home mom raising two precious little boys.  She's a girl after my own heart; one whose passion and love is baking.  Knowing that her family couldn't shouldn't live on sweets alone, she started cooking meals for her family and has now found herself adventurous and trying new recipes not only baking, but cooking too.  Asiya's blog is packed full of a variety of recipes, a lot with Indian influence, and they all look and sound amazing.  I looked through one page after another, after another trying to determine exactly what I was going to make for this month's challenge.  Should I choose savory? Sweet? Breakfast? Lunch or Supper? Or dessert?  Decisions, decisions. 
I finally decided to make breakfast.  I am always looking for different options to make for Tucker during the weekday mornings.  I like to give him a variety so he doesn't get burned out on the same ol' thing day after day.  So with this in mind I looked through the recipe archive one more time and that's when I saw it.  Chocolate chip muffins.  Tucker loves muffins and he loves chocolate.  This muffin was made for him.  Plus it accomplishes my need for something quick to make for him before we head out the door in the mornings.  Heat up one of these muffins, slice up a banana and a tall glass of milk and you've got a quick and easy breakfast. 
Muffins are so simple to make and take no time.  They are easy enough they can be made in about 20 minutes, which is completely doable for a weekday morning.  However, they can also be made in advance and either stored in an airtight container or individually wrapped and placed in the freezer.  They are so versatile too; there are literally thousands of recipes out there both sweet and savory.  So there's sure to be a muffin out there to please literally everyone!

Now I know these muffins aren't screaming "I'm healthy", but I think it's okay to serve up something like these chocolate chip muffins from time to time.  Whether it's to switch things up, making it through the first week of school or just a fun weekend breakfast.  Fun and a bit unhealthy are just fine, in moderation! 
These muffins are so good.  They have a slight crunch on top followed by perfectly fluffy and airy centers, all of this with the perfect amount of mini chocolate chips speckled throughout.  These muffins have a wonderful flavor; slightly sweet with a little molasses flavor from the brown sugar all followed by the soft semi-sweet chocolate chips.  This is the perfect way to start out your day; something quick, easy and a touch of chocolate.  Heat this up and enjoy with a hot cup of coffee and welcome whatever the day has to throw at you!

Chocolate Chip Muffins

1 3/4 Cups + 2 Tbsp flour
2 Tbsp baking powder
1/2 Tsp salt
1/2 Cup granulated sugar
1/4 Cup brown sugar
3/4 Cup milk
1/3 Cup canola oil
1 Egg
1 Tsp vanilla
3/4 Cup mini chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375.  Line a muffin tin with liners, lightly spray with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.

In a large bowl combine milk, canola oil, egg and vanilla and whisk to combine.  Once ingredients are combined add the flour, both sugars, salt and baking powder and whisk until just incorporated.  Add the mini chocolate chips and stir to incorporate.  Once ingredients are combined, fill the prepared muffin tins 2/3 full (about 1/4 cup).  Place in preheated oven and bake until the outer edges begin to turn golden and centers are set, about 15 minutes.  Remove from oven and transfer to cooling racks.

Recipe source: adapted from Chocolate and Chillies originally from All Recipes


SallyBR said...

They look adorable! I love how the cake itself stayed very light, only with specks of chocolate through the batter - very nice effect!

Great pick for SRC this month!

Janie E. said...

You can't go wrong with chocolate chip muffins. I used to love when my mom made me them when I was a kid! Happy reveal day!

Emily said...

I always love starting my morning with chocolate! Happy Reveal day!

Melissa said...

Any excuse to eat chocolate chips for breakfast is fine by me! :) Great pick this month!

Rebekah Hills said...

Mmmm yummy looking muffins!! Great SRC pick!!

Karen S Booth said...

Fabulous recipe and such lovely photos too! They look so light and fluffy! Karen

Tara said...

Beautiful photos and a perfect way to start breakfast! Great pick!

Lynn Huntley said...

Great recipe choice! Everyone loves muffins~Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

Asiya @ Chocolate and Chillies said...

Thank you for your kinds words! I'm so glad you enjoyed this recipes. I actually almost made them on the weekend. That is a great idea to make them for the first week of school...I'm definitely going to do that to make it easier for my son to get up in the morning :) Happy Reveal Day!

Kirstin said...

Yummy! These are so cute!!!! And they look yummy too :)

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