As I sat by myself watching the snow on Saturday, I could not help but long for the summertime. Don’t get me wrong, I really don’t mind the snow, but when it doesn’t get me out of work, I see it as a major inconvenience. It totally ruined my Saturday morning grocery shopping plans…oh the exciting life I lead. I was thinking I wanted to bake something that reminded me of my childhood summers living in a chlorinated pool. I remember my older sister and I baking muffins for our respective age groups for morning practice. I then knew that was exactly what I wanted to make.
Since my mom was away for the weekend I couldn’t call her for her muffin recipe that we used oh so many times, so I had to do some research. I tried to recall the major ingredients, but could not for the life of me remember. I decided to trust Google and chose the first recipe that came up with the best ratings. These were so yummy and delicious, they brought me right back to the pool deck on a hot summer day. The best part is I was able to freeze half the batch since twelve muffins is just way too many for the hubs and I. Now we can enjoy them at a later date!
Chocolate Chip Muffins
Recipe adapted from Food.com
What you’ll need:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup light-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
About 1 package semi-sweet chocolate chips(depending on your chocolately preference)
What you’ll do:
Preheat oven to 400°F. Grease twelve muffin cups or line with baking cups. In a large bowl, stir together flour, sugars, baking powder, and salt. In another bowl, stir together milk, eggs, butter, and vanilla until blended. Make a well in center of dry ingredients. Add milk mixture and stir just to combine. Stir in chocolate chips. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until a cake tester inserted in center of one muffin comes out clean.10 Remove muffin tin to wire rack. Cool for 5 minutes. Remove from tins to finish cooling.