A Bake in the Life: Chocolate Chip Muffins

I make a lot of muffins, some of which require special ingredients that you don’t always have in your cupboard or that you don’t usually pick up during a weekly shop. However, sometimes I just want a quick, tasty and simple muffin recipe that I can make straight away without having to plan in advance or run out to my local shop. These chocolate chip muffins are perfect for such an occasion, as all the ingredients are required for basic baking and the chocolate, well… I always seem to have some in my house 🙂   

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Chocolate Chip Muffins

You will need:

10oz/280g Plain Flour

1 tbsp Baking Powder

Pinch of Salt

4oz/115g Caster Sugar

6oz/175g Chocolate Chips/Chunks

2 Eggs

9 fl oz/250ml Milk

3oz/85g Butter, Melted and Cooled

1 tsp Vanilla Flavouring/Extract

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Let’s get started!

  • Preheat the oven to 200ºC/400ºF/Gas Mark 6. Grease a 12 cup muffin tray or line with paper cases (As I am using my silicone muffin trays I just lightly greased each cup).
  • Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt.

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  • Stir in the chocolate chips/chunks and sugar.

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  • Beat together the eggs, milk, melted butter and vanilla extract (I usually just do this in a measuring jug).

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  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix gently until just combined.

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  • Pour the mixture into the muffin trays (I usually pour the mixture back into the measuring jug to allow easy distribution between muffin cups).

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  • Bake for around 20 minutes until well risen, firm to the touch and light brown.

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  • Leave the muffins to cool for a few minutes in the tray before transferring to a wire rack and cooling further.
  • You are all done! 🙂

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Chocolate chip muffins are always popular! This recipe is really quick and simple, only taking around 30-40 minutes from start to finish – which makes them perfect for new bakers as well as those in a rush. The muffins have a subtle vanilla flavour, with plenty of gooey chocolate chips throughout (If you eat them warm – which I definitely recommend!). The recipe is pretty much as basic a muffin recipe as you can get, so it is easily personalised to your tastes, or what you have in your cupboard. For example, you can substitute the chocolate chips for glace cherries, walnuts, pecans or even some crystallised ginger. You can of course change the vanilla flavouring/extract as well if you want, or leave it out all together. It’s up to you 🙂

A Bake in the Life…

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