Having freshly baked muffins to eat in the morning feels like one of life's little luxuries to me. A muffin and a cup of coffee can make all the difference in how I start my day.
This recipe for Chocolate Chip muffins is one of my favorites. I have actually made the batter the night before and refrigerated it overnight, and then it's already to just pop the muffins in the oven.
This recipe makes 12 - 14 generous sized muffins. I prefer having fewer muffins that are larger, that more smaller sized ones.
You can also add chopped walnuts or shredded coconut to the batter. These are so delicious right out of the oven, when the chocolate is still warm and melted.
Recipe for Chocolate Chip Muffins
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
1/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup milk
1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled
2 eggs lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 package chocolate chips ( 11 1/2 ounces)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line muffin tin with paper liners.
In a large bowl, stir together flour, sugars, baking powder and salt. In an another bowl, stir together milk, eggs, butter and vanilla until blended.
Add milk mixture and stir just until combined. Stir in chocolate chips. Spoon batter into muffin cups 2/3 full. Bake 15-20 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted in a muffin comes out clean.
Remove from muffin tin and cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes.
Makes 12-14 generously sized muffins.