Monday, September 6, 2010

Orange and Chocolate Chip Muffins

Chocolate Chips & Orange Muffins

It's Monday - but as we are off today - I baked!!  Can't give a review yet as I haven't tasted them yet!! ;)

Chocolate Chips & Orange Muffins

Chocolate Chips & Orange Muffins

Got the recipe from - pixie-baker-orange-and-chocolate-chip-muffins

Chocolate Chips & Orange Muffins

Orange Chocolate Chip Muffins (my changes in red)

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 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 Tablespoon of fresh orange zest (added a bit of lemon zest too)
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted & slightly cooled
1/2 cup of half & half cream (used low-fat milk)
1/2 teaspoon of almond extract
1 & 1/4 cups of dark chocolate chips (used milk chocolate chips)

Preheat oven to 375°. Lightly grease or line 12 muffins cups.

In a large bowl, rub the orange zest into the granulated sugar until it becomes fragrant and coloured. Mix in the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.

In a separate bowl, beat the eggs. Stir in melted butter, cream, and almond extract. Add to flour mixture, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened. Stir in chocolate chips. Spoon batter into muffin cups, filling each about 2/3 full.

Bake for 18-22 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into a muffin comes out clean. Try not to over bake them or else they will be a bit dry. Serve warm.
Chocolate Chips & Orange Muffins


janett said...

Oh, my rearend sure has not missed your baking! ;) These look yum, I'm sure you'll find out soon enough.

Nicki, said...

You are the Muffin Queen. These sounds delicious.

bettyl said...

They look wonderful! Orange and chocolate are always good together!

Margaret said...

Those look and sound delicious. Of course anything with chocolate chips has to be good!

Angela2932 said...

Mmmmmm! Another magical combination: chocolate and orange.

Beth said...

Oh, the drool when I see your food posts. And your shoot them as well as you bake them!

Paula said...

looks so cute!

Yolanda said...

I love the flavor combinations of orange and chocolate. They sure look good!

pat said...

I love the combo or orange and chocolate. These are on my "Make and Apply to My Hips" list!