Chocolate chips with its texture and shape make an attractive and nutritious ingredient in a number of snacks and other food delights like waffles, cakes, pudding, muffins, pies, hot chocolate, cookies, pancakes and a variety of pastries. Chocolate chip muffins with its taste of dry fruits and chocolate are very popular with all age groups – grandchildren to grandparents. Making chocolate chip muffins are very easy.
First of all, preheat your oven to 200 degrees centigrade or 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Weigh out your sugar and butter separately. Prepare flour for your favorite chocolate chip muffins, mixed with baking powder in the right measure in a bowl. Keep ready two eggs, chocolate chips, milk and vanilla extract or essence. Eggs should be beaten well till it foam nicely in a separate bowl with a hand mixer.
Keeping aside chocolate chips and milk, you should put all the other ingredients into a big mixer bowl and stir the mixture well. If you feel like making a double muffins, add an ounce of cocoa powder into the flour now. After that, using a rubber spatula, fold your chocolate chips. Then add milk and chocolate chips into the bowl and stir the batter well till it has the look and feel of a mousse. Greasing the tins with some butter before you lay muffins on them will let you pluck them out easily without any seams once they are baked. Lining the muffin tins with liners or using muffin cups will help you to clean up in a flash after the bake. You should not try to fill more than three-fourth of your tins or else you might end up messing around the corners of the tins Pour the batter into either a muffin tin or a baking tray and cook for around 10 to 20 minutes till the muffins give a bouncy effect when you press those gently. Let your bake, cool for a while before you serve proudly your chocolate chip muffins.
If you do not feel like it or do not have the time to mix up your own batter you can make them easily from a box of cake mix. Include your children too in the making of their favorite chocolate chip muffins, they will enjoy an engaging holiday around the big bowl and that would make a good photo opportunity too.