Introduction: 20 Minute, 4 Tools, 6 Muffin, Chocolate Chip Muffin Recipe

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This is a very forgiving (to the cook) recipe for muffins, making just enough for a 6 muffin pan.

The entire process, including cooking, should be 20 minutes (5 minutes to make, 15 minutes to bake).

You only need 4 kitchen tools to make this, which makes it friendly for little helpers, and when you're in a rush.

Step 1: Preheat Your Oven to 350F

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Before anything else, preheat your oven to 350F.

Step 2: Collect Your Tools

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You will need:

- a 6 muffin pan

- a small bowl

- a teaspoon

- a 1/3 cup measuring cup

(IMPORTANT: in this recipe use this for dry *and* liquid. Yes, this is different. Yes, it is intentional. )

Step 3: Ingredients Unite!

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2/3 cup of flour (I use whole wheat, you can use white, turns out just fine)

1/3 cup of sugar

2 teaspoons of baking powder

1/2 teaspoon of salt ( I use kosher, table salt is just fine ).

2 eggs

1/3 cup of milk ( note, don't use a liquid measure )

Just under 1/3 cup of Canola oil (don't use olive or other thin oils for this).

1/3 cup of bran

1/3 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips

Step 4: Add 2/3 Cup of Flour

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Use the 1/3 cup scoop twice, put in a total of 2/3 cup of flour.

Step 5: Add 1/2 Teaspoon of Salt

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Using your teaspoon, fill it about halfway with salt.

Step 6: Add 2 Teaspoons of Baking Powder

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Using your teaspoon, add a total of two teaspoons of baking powder.

Step 7: Add 1/3 Cup of Sugar

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Using the 1/3 cup measuring cup, add a scoop of sugar.

Step 8: Give the Dry Ingredients a Quick Mix

Don't go crazy, just give the dry ingredients a quick mix.

Step 9: Add Two Eggs

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Crack open two eggs, put them in.

Step 10: Add 1/3 Cup of Milk

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Using the same measuring cup as the dry ingredients, measure 1/3 cup of milk, pour into the bowl.

Step 11: Add Just Under 1/3 Cup of Canola Oil

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Using the same 1/3 measuring cup, measure just under 1/3 cup (somewhere between mostly full and full), and put it into the bowl.

Step 12: Stir the Ingredients Again

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Now that the wet ingredients have been added to the dry, stir them all up.

How long? About 20-30 seconds, or until it looks like the picture.

Step 13: Add 1/3 Cup of Bran

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Quickly rinse out the 1/3 measuring cup, as it will be dirty from the previous use.

Using the 1/3 measuring cup, add 1/3 cup (1 scoop) of bran.

Step 14: Add 1/3 Cup of Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips

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Notice a trend? I use this recipe in the morning before I'm fully awake, using a limited number of kitchen tools helps make it easy to remember and follow.

Add 1/3 cup ( 1 scoop) of semi-sweet chocolate chips.

Step 15: Short Stir the Bran and Chocolate Chips In.

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This should be a few small amount of stirs.

How long? 15-25 seconds or so.

Step 16: (optional) Sprinkle a Bit of Bran Into the Muffin Cups

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Completely optional, this makes the muffins not stick to the bottom when you're taking them out.

Step 17: Put the Muffin Mixture Into the Muffin Pan

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Using the same teaspoon as before (why get other dishes dirty?), scoop the mixture into the 6 muffin pan.

Don't worry about how much in each, just make them roughly the same amount.

Step 18: Put It in the Oven

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Put it in the oven (which will have warmed up to 350F or should be close to it by now).

If your 6 muffin pan mold is silicone like mine, putting a cookie sheet underneath can help avoid some spills, but is not necessary.

(Don't worry, unless you spill on it, you won't get this dirty)

Step 19: Wash Dishes While You're Waiting

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Might as well, you only got a few dishes dirty. Keep your kitchen clean.

Also, it helps hide the evidence of using glassware that you weren't quite sure was decorative only or functional.

Step 20: Take Them Out of the Oven, and Let Them Cool.

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Your oven may be slightly different than mine, so test with a toothpick the first time you try this recipe.

15-16min @ 350F is just right in my oven.

Let them cool for a couple minutes.

Step 21: Enjoy the Muffins.

Once they've cooled for a couple of minutes, remove them and eat them!

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