What’s the difference between a muffin and a cupcake? I’m still looking into it, but as far as I can tell, a muffin is what you call a cupcake when you want to leave the frosting off and eat it for breakfast.
All you have to do is take one look at my recipe index to know that I love chocolate in bread. For some reason though, I can never justify a chocolate chip (much less a chocolate chocolate chip) muffin for breakfast. Something about leaving the fruit out makes it just seem like a cupcake.
Last week was my birthday and I thought, heck, what better time to indulge than now.
Out came the chocolate chip muffin recipe!
I’m sure these would be great with a cup of coffee if that’s your thing, but I love them with a tall glass of orange juice. The orange and chocolate together are amazing. See, all fruit needs chocolate!
What’s your favorite breakfast indulgence?
Chocolate Chip Muffins
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup butter, melted and slightly cooled
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 375ºF. Grease or line 12 muffin cups with paper liners.
In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugars, powder, and soda.
In another bowl, beat the eggs. Stir in the melted butter, milk, and vanilla.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry, stirring just until incorporated. Stir in the chocolate chips. Divide the batter amongst the muffin cups.
Bake for 20-22 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean.