No joke, the smell of these baking is enough to tempt anybody, big or small, out of bed and down to the kitchen. It’s like magic. These muffins are sweet, and moist. Tender and chocolatey. They are the perfect compromise at breakfast when YOU want to put something healthy and hearty in their bellies, and THEY want to cover their heads with a pillow and catch some more Zzzzzs. Made partly with whole grain flour, non-fat milk, and just 1/3 cup of oil in the entire recipe, they are a much healthier choice than anything you might pick up on the fly at your local Dunkin Donuts.
What are they NOT? They are not… stuffed with cream filling…. or piled high with frosting… or adorned with brightly colored sprinkles or crushed Oreos or caramel drizzle or crumb topping. No sir-ree! I prefer my muffins to be like…muffins. Not cupcakes.
So, like I said, if you’re having trouble getting kids out of bed, give these little babies a try. It just may be the answer you seek
Chocolate and White Chocolate Chip Muffins
adapted from JWJ’s Blueberry Muffins
Makes 10 medium muffins
1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 beaten egg
3/4 cup nonfat milk
1/3 cup canola oil
1/2 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup white chocolate chips, coarsely chopped
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Prepare standard muffin tin by coating with pan spray.
In a large bowl, mix dry ingredients together. Make a well in the center. In a separate bowl, combine egg, milk and oil. Add egg mixture all at once to flour mixture.
Stir just until moistened (DO NOT OVERSTIR). Batter should be lumpy.
Fold in the white and chocolate chips, stirring only until blended. Fill each muffin tin about 2/3 full. Bake for 20-22 minutes (they should be lightly brown on the edges). Remove from pan and serve warm.
If these do not create the intended action then I will GLADLY replace your ingredients. By “intended action” I picture your kids aloft, floating down the stairwell dream-like, inhaling the visible waves of aroma wafting from the kitchen. Seriously, if this doesn’t happen, let me know. You may have messed it up