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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

lunch-to-go: chocolate-chip muffins

I'm a lunch on the go, brownbagger from way back, and when I saw Maria's chocolate chip muffins, I got a little gleeful. How perfect are these for a little after lunch treat? They're highly portable, without sticky frosting – and each batch makes a dozen muffins, so you have, oh, maybe enough for 6 days. Make that 3 days, with enough to share. Semi-sweet chips in a vanilla buttermilk batter make for a very tender and tasty muffin – my humble thanks, Maria! To round out my lunch, I slid in a slice of frittata, and a watercress, tomato, and romaine salad with some of the leftover golden beet and brussels sprouts dish I made two days ago mixed in. And on my way out the door, I put my new rosemary plant out on the step – it's finally 50 degrees!

~ To make: Recipe from Two Peas and their Pod
2 cups King Arthur all purpose flour

1/3 cup sugar

1/3 cup light brown sugar

2 t. baking powder

½ t. salt

1 stick melted unsalted butter ( 8 T)

2 extra large eggs

2/3 cup buttermilk

2 t. vanilla

1 ¼ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 375F. Line a 12 muffin tin with paper liners. Place the flour, sugars, baking powder, and salt in mixer bowl. In a medium bowl, mix together the eggs, melted butter, buttermilk, and vanilla, then add to the flour mixture. Add the chocolate chips and mix briefly. Using a regular sized ice cream scoop , scoop one scoop into each muffin cup. If you don't have an ice cream scoop, just fill with two tablespoons to about 3/4ths. Bake for about 18-20 minutes, remove and cool on rack. This makes 12 regular sized muffins.


Marianne said...

Great post, Katrina! Those muffins sound amazing. And did you put pansies in the pot with your rosemary? If you did, its brilliant!

katrina said...

Thanks, Marianne! Those muffins are just sweet enough ( but not too sweet) to make me feel like I had dessert - and sharp-eyed you - I did plant those pretty pansies in with the rosemary! This time of year we need our flower fix asap:)

Barb said...

Hi Katrina! I love your golden beet ideas (previous post) - I've never had those but I'm going to look for them & give it a try. Thanks, too, for introducing us to Maria's blog and those amazing muffins - a great big YUM!

I always love how adventurous you are with new vegetables/recipes - thank you!

katrina said...

Hey Barb! A great big hello to you on this lovely, soft Friday night! Maria is awesome, and I'm happy to introduce you to her - and delighted to share my adventures with veggies. Those golden beets are just splendid, and I'm always delighted to share a new find. Glad you enjoyed!