Sunday, 3 April 2011

Chocolate Chip Muffins

Someone in the household had a craving for something sweet on a Thursday afternoon when the pantry was rather bare. We were completely out of eggs, a fact I did not notice until I started making these muffins. So for an egg replacer I used 2 tablespoons of chia seeds mixed in 1/2 cup of water, which is allowed to thicken for a few minutes. The chia seeds added a nice crunch and the recipe turned out well. Here is the basic recipe. I suppose a couple of teaspoons of poppy seeds could be added for a less expensive crunch, but poppy seeds cannot be used in place of eggs.

The recipe is modified from one in Muffin Mania.

1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup rolled oats
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup milk of choice (I use soy milk)
1/3 cup melted butter or margarine
1 egg (or equivalent egg replacer)

Mix dry ingredients and add chocolate chips. Combine wet ingredients and stir into flour mixture until dry ingredients are moistened.

Place in prepared muffin cups and bake at 375F for 20 minutes or until tops are firm.


grammie g said...

You know I would usually "poo-foo" at choc chips in muffins, but you put rolled oats in there, and that makes it seem like a health thing!!
hahahaha!!! : }}

Ruth said...

I don't make these often, but they are healthier than a chocolate cupcake or donut. And the chocolate fix is still there.