For my sister’s birthday, I made her an amazing breakfast. And she loved it. I made her whole wheat chocolate chip muffins and they were slammin’. I mean, I don’t understand how one could say they don’t like muffins or chocolate after eating one bite of these muffins. Oddly enough, I had a roughly hard time finding a good whole wheat chocolate chip muffin recipe, but I DID find one!
These muffins actually turned out better than I expected. I thought they weren’t going to rise as much as the pictures on the original recipe did, but I was wrong—this recipe came through on me. Besides, everyone knows the best part of the muffin is the dome.
I used organic semi-sweet chocolate morsels from Whole Foods Market in the muffins and topped them with organic mini semi-sweet chocolate morsels. It wasn’t very expensive and it was indeed a quality ingredient, if I do say so myself.
Sometimes the muffins I make don’t even come close to the kind you can get from a bakery, but these were—I gotta say—even better than bakery chocolate chip muffins! I mean, I give a 5 out of 5.
Here’s the recipe:
- 2 cups white whole wheat flour (where to buy)
- 2½ teaspoons baking powder
- ⅔ cup unbleached pure cane sugar
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup whole milk
- 5 teaspoons vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- ⅔ cup organic semi-sweet chocolate chips
- ¼ cup organic mini semi-sweet chocolate chips (for topping)
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a muffin pan with paper or silicone liners.
- Mix together the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt in a large bowl.
- Combine the egg, milk, vegetable oil, and vanilla extract in a medium bowl and whisk to combine.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir just until the batter is combined. Do your best not to overmix it. Fold in the regular-sized chocolate chips.
- Scoop the batter into the muffin cups, filling them a little over halfway. Bake for 3 minutes and then reduce the heat to 375 degrees F and continue to bake for 12-17 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean. Serve warm.