Muffins

GENE:

Ok, because all of our cookies involved chocolate, i swore i was NOT including chocolate in my muffins. Seriously, how hard is it to make a muffin without chocolate.  So here are my muffins…Prize Winning Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins with Chocolate Streusel. 

Mama’s little helper…

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Prize Winning Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins with Chocolate Streusel

Adapted from quakeroats.com

Rating: 10 out of 10

INGREDIENTS:

1/3 cup sugar

1/4 cup whole wheat flour

2 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder

2 Tbsp. butter or margarine, melted

1/2 cup broken raw walnuts (i used almonds)

1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 cup quick oats, uncooked

1/2 cup chocolate chips

1 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. sea salt

2/3 cup buttermilk

1/2 cup honey

1/4 cup vegetable oil

1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

1 large egg

Heat oven to 400F. Spray 12 muffin cups with non-stick cooking spray.

For streusel, combine sugar, whole wheat flour, cocoa and melted butter in small bowl. Stir with fork till all particles are moistened. Little cocoa balls will form from part of the mixture. Stir in the walnuts; set aside.

For muffins, in large bowl, stir together all-purpose flour, oats, chocolate chips, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In medium bowl, whisk together buttermilk, honey, oil, vanilla and egg, beating till well combined. Add to dry ingredients all at once; stir with spoon or spatula just till dry ingredients are moistened. Do not overmix.

Fill muffin cups almost full. Sprinkle with reserved streusel, pressing it in gently. Place muffins in oven and immediately reduce heat to 325F. Bake 20-22 minutes, or till a toothpick inserted near center returns with just a few crumbs. Cool in pan 5 minutes, then turn out onto wire rack to finish cooling. Serve warm. Yield: 12 standard-size muffins

Note: If you don’t have buttermilk, you can substitute 2/3 cup milk blended with 2 tsp. white or cider vinegar.

Here is the Streusel

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Final Product

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Maybe i could have taken a better photo but i had to let them cool while i went to the gym.  Never really got back to them.  They were put away and the pan was washed before i got home from the gym.

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3 Responses to Muffins

  1. Erla says:

    Nice! Looks yummy!!

  2. Neve says:

    Those are muffins? I guess it’s the angle, looks like flat cookies.
    I guess the cleaner came by while you were at the gym…sheesh.
    Mama’s little helper is getting very tall!
    xo

  3. Neve says:

    Ahh, second look at mama’s helper and I can see she is on a step stool..phew! I know I miss a lot, but grow a whole foot?! Talk about growth spurts.

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