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Monday, July 29, 2013

July Craft Challenge–Easy Chocolate Chip Muffins

This month’s craft challenge was a surprising one for me – Bake It. To me, crafting and baking are totally separate entities! If you know me at all, you probably know I’m not much of a cook or a baker. You also probably know how much my kids like to snack! We were having a serious problem with the kids eating a bag of mini-muffins per day – with only 5 per box, they were emptying quite fast. Plus, when they cost $4 a box, that adds up! So Dave suggested I make my own muffins. I wasn’t sure how it would go for two reasons – my lack of baking skills and the kids’ enjoyment of homemade versus packaged muffins. Well, we gave it a try!

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Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe from

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease or line 12 muffin cups.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Stir in the milk, egg, butter and chocolate chips. Pour batter into prepared muffin cups.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.

I would say it was a successful test! We have made these muffins twice already – next time I probably should make more than one batch at a time! The kids love them and have not asked me for packaged muffins since.


Munchkins and the Military said...

Those look really good!! I might try making mini ones so that we have something to snack on around the house. I agree that baking and crafting and different.

Janine Huldie said...

Oh they do look so yummy and wish I could taste them right about now. Thanks for sharing and will have to try the recipe for us soon!! :)

Libby said...

I bet these were really good. I guess I'll be the odd ball and say I do see baking as a craft. And I like it even more than cooking at times. :-)

Breenah said...

Well, I know what I'm making in the morning.

Tamar SB said...

Yum! And so smart - I so try to make things rather than buy them if I can. I bet you can use almond milk or something to make them pareve! Good for meat lunch days (-:

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

Good for you, much nicer made from scratch they look yummy!

Paula Jones said...

Chocolate Chip muffins are my olest son's very favorite, I have to make them at least once a week, love your recipe, I may give it a try and see if he notices!

Sara Bell- The Traveling PhoBlogWriPher said...

Yum! I had been making muffins for breakfast for a while but I don't think I've made them a single time since our baby was born! I'll have to surprise my husband with muffins again soon. =]

Christy Garrett @ Uplifting Families said...

Yummy! These sounds delicious. I need to try making them. Thank you for sharing.

PJ @ Planned in Pencil said...

I'm not a baker either, that's why I made chicken salad instead. I'll probably lose this month, LOL! Thanks for sharing at the link up!