Lauren was in a cooking mood this morning. She likes pumpkin muffins and always eats them but she gets tired of them I think. Plus she has a major sweet tooth. She has been wanting to make chocolate chip muffins for quite a while; she had some at my parents' house one time. Today I found the recipe (no easy task) and found almost all of the ingredients. The only one we didn't have...mini chocolate chips. We did have some mini semi-sweet chocolate chips and then some regular size semi-sweet chocolate chips. We decided to use those.
Technically, Lauren made these. I was just there to answer questions, help a little with the stirring, and double check her measurements. Very kid friendly recipe courtesy of my mom.
Here it is...
Chocolate Chip Muffins
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup vegetable oil (I only had a canola oil blend...it worked fine)
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
Heat oven to 400 degrees.
Place liners in 12 medium muffin cups. We decided to do mini muffins, so we did that instead.
Beat egg. Stir in milk and oil.
Mix in remaining ingredients except for the chocolate chips. Stir until the flour is moistened. The batter will be lumpy and fairly thick.
Stir in the chocolate chips.
Fill the muffin cups 2/3 cups full. In our case, we used my favorite cookie scooper tool and dropped the dough in the mini-cups, one "scoop" a cup.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until gold brown.
Maybe not the healthiest but I suppose there are a lot less healthy things I could make!