Monday, August 29, 2011

Rise and Shine

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How about some yummy muffins to get your Monday started off right. These aren’t just morning muffins though – filled with lots of melty, chocolatey goodness – they’re great any time of the day.

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I’ve been going through my pantry the last few weeks trying to use up some supplies that didn’t get any attention while I wasn’t feeling well earlier this year. Oreos for cupcakes, three whole bags of chips for these cookies and now some chunks for muffins. For chunky muffins. And I still have several more bars and blocks of chocolate to go through before they expire much more than they are right now.

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Not that it would really stop me from using them, but I want to use them before my stash gets out of control. Because I always seem to pick up more thinking I don’t have enough at home. Then they stack up. Although I don’t keep track, I usually have every type of morsel except the kind I want that day. If I need peanut butter, I have butterscotch. If I need dark, I have milk, but luckily today I had chunky.

Good, because I wanted some muffins filled with chunks of chocolate.

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These are so simple to throw together. Stir flour, sugar, baking powder and salt together.

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In another bowl, add sour cream, milk, eggs and vanilla.

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Then melted butter. Stir that all together…

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Pour into your flour mixture and stir together until combined.

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Chunks. Check.

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You can fill regular size baking cups about 3/4 full or…

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Make your muffins feel special with these fancier tulip baking cups.

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These are taller so you’ll want to fill each cup with more batter.
1/3 cup or more of batter so they won’t be too short inside the wrappers.

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Lovely.

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Let me tell you how I like my muffins. Especially chocolate chip and blueberry muffins… I like to eat them warm just out of the oven and with a little added butter tucked inside…

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… so that it melts away making the muffins even more moist and yummy.

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I love chocolate chunk muffins. I love muffins period. Well, except ones with raisins. Yuck.
What’s your fave muffin? Poppyseed, bran, cranberry, banana, savory, sweet? Do tell.

Chocolate Chunk Muffins

1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup milk
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/4 cup melted butter, cooled slightly
6 oz. semisweet chocolate chunks

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line muffin tray with 12 regular size baking cups.
  • In a medium bowl, stir flour, sugar, baking powder and salt together with a wire whisk until combined.
  • In another bowl, stir sour cream, milk, eggs, vanilla and melted butter. Stir until combined.
  • Stir in chocolate chunks and divide batter into baking cups.
  • Bake for about 18-20 minutes or until done.
  • Makes 12 regular or 9 larger muffins. Bake a couple minutes longer for taller muffins.

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Eat them warm and enjoy every last bite.

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