Monday, May 20, 2013

Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Muffins

Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Muffins

I'm baa-aaack!

I'm really hoping that I have some readers left after abandoning this blog for six weeks with no explanation.

Multiple areas of my life have suddenly become quite busy (in a very good way!), leaving me little time to cook anything more exciting than a Lean Cuisine or my new go-to speedy dinner.  I've been going out to dinner a ton, so I'm still eating some good's just not being made by me. In related news, if you live in the D.C. area, get your ass to Graffiato for dinner and thank me later.

I squeezed in an hour of baking last Sunday to whip up these muffins, and I'm soooo glad that I did. Early in April, I bought a couple Texas-sized muffin pans from a store in New Jersey. I wanted to make those huge muffins you buy at a bakery or coffee shop. I kind of can't believe how well these turned out. Like a good bakery muffin, the domed tops have a slight crunch to them, while the inside is moist, tender, and chocolate-studded.

These are best served hot from the oven the day you make them, but I froze the leftovers and they're still pretty good if you thaw them in the microwave for about 60 seconds. 
Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Muffins

Here's what you'll need:

2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cups granulated sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
3/4 cup skim milk
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (Tip: toss your chocolate chips with the tiniest bit of flour before incorporating into the batter. This helps to prevent them from sinking and ensures that they're more evenly dispersed throughout the muffin)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, and grease a non-stick jumbo/Texas-sized muffin tin with canola oil.

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, butter, and vanilla.

Pour the wet ingredients into the dry, stirring together until just barely incorporated.

Gently fold in the chocolate chips.

Evenly divide the batter between the muffin tins (about 1/2 cup each), and bake in the preheated oven for 35 minutes.

Cool in the pan for 10 minutes, and turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely. Or, eat them warm if you know what's good for you.


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  1. WELCOME BACK!! Hope all is exciting and fun. These muffins look totally fab, and cheers for the jumbo size. I mean, clearly a "standard" size muffin is not going to be enough chocolate chip muffin goodness for me!

  2. Yay!! Glad your back.. and with chocolate chip muffins.. YUM!

  3. I was starting to get a little concerned! Glad your bag with a jammin muffin recipe -- these sound amazing! And bigger muffin = better muffin. Always, always.

  4. So glad you are back! Everything is bigger in Texas :) Looks delicious!

    Tasteful Texan

  5. Muffins are like, cupcakes without the cute outfit ;) These look super good though!

  6. There's nothing quite like a good chocolate chip muffin! Especially served with chocolate milk. For breakfast :)


  7. Yummy! I keep meaning to try Graffiato since I love Zaytinya so much, but I still haven't been. I heard there's prosecco on tap there!

  8. Chocolate chip muffins are the best!

  9. MAGGIE! I'm a Maggie too :) How exciting! Looks like you haven't posted in a while :( I love the looks of these muffins! Chocolate chip is my favorite. I can't wait to read some more of your posts.

  10. I just made these. I don't have a big muffin pan, just a regular one. It made 15 delicious muffins! My daughter is 5 and she helped me after she got home from kindergarten. Between me, her and my husband we ate... well, there are 9 left! Yummy!

  11. I just made this recipe. Found it on Pinterest. My daughter is 5 and we made them together after she got home from Kindergarten. I don't have a big muffin pan... just a regular one and the recipe yield was 15. But after she, myself and my husband had a snack there are 9 left. So, yes they're delicious!


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