These muffins have an extra little zing to them due to the orange zest. I use mini-chocolate chips because they disperse nicely in the batter and don't sink to the bottom like the regular size ones do. These are quick and easy to make, and it makes a lot! My kids love these. They make a great after-school snack with a glass of milk. :-)
Orange Chocolate Chip Muffins
3 c. flour
1-1/4 c. granulated sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1-1/4 c. milk
3/4 c. vegetable oil
2 large eggs
4 tsp. grated orange peel
6 oz. mini-chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350-F. Using a 12-cup muffin tin, line the cups with paper or foil liners. In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients with a whisk. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture. In a smaller bowl, mix milk, oil, eggs and orange zest. Stir milk mixture into the dry ingredients just until blended. Add chocolate chips. Don't over mix! Divide batter into muffin cups and fill almost to the top. Bake ~20 min. Don't over bake (I will always say this!). Muffins should be slightly golden on top and spring back when you touch them. Cool on wire rack.
*Be sure to read the Baking Tips for Bread.
Why This Blog?
Come in and make yourself at home. I'm so happy to be able to share my recipes here with you.
I bake mostly cookies, quick breads, muffins and scones -- sometimes pie, sometimes cake, but nothing too fancy. I prefer simple recipes that call for ingredients that I already have in my kitchen.
These are the recipes I will share with you. They come from family and friends, magazine clippings saved through the years, favorite cookbooks, and other blogs.
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