You will fall in love with this recipe. Your friends will be ransacking your kitchen looking for the evidence you bought these a la professional. Your family will be begging for Muffin Mondays!
And if you like banana--substitute the plain yogurt for banana. It's such a small change, but it packs so much flavor! We tried it once during a banana bread craving, and have never turned back!
Step 1: Ingredients
I'm not usually a brand-snob. But on these babies...the Ghiradelli chips are SO worth the extra dollar.
¤2 C flour
¤1 C sugar
¤ 1 bag Ghiradelli Milk Chocolate chips, chilled in freezer
¤1/2 cup Nestle cocoa powder
¤1 t baking soda
¤1/2 t salt
¤1 T vanilla
¤1 cup yogurt (Banana is soooo good! but for authenticity sake..use plain or vanilla )
¤1/2 cup whole milk
¤1/2 cup canola or vegetable oil
Step 2: Prepare Your Tins
This recipe makes about 10 muffins (yes, 10. We want them to look like genuine Starbucks muffins. So we're not going to stick to that "2/3 full" rule.)
If you're using liners, go ahead and prepare your Tins all together. If you're making your own using parchment paper for a bakery feel, cut your squares and have them ready. (See my other instructable on making your own liners with parchment paper if you've never done this before!)
Step 3: Mix Things Up
Mix all the wet ingredients in one medium bowl.
Mix all the dry ingredients (MINUS 1/4 OF THE CHIPS) in a larger bowl.
Make a crater in your dry ingredients. While mixing with a fork or whisk, slowly stir in the wet Ingredients. Scrape the bottom of the bowl with a rubber spatula to avoid missing the dry patches along the edges. Mix just until moistened, and again-don't overmix!
Step 4: Pour, Bake, Serve
Top with leftover chocolate chips
Bake in your preheated oven for 25-30 mins, until a toothpick inserted yields no raw dough.
Please note, smaller muffins will take less time. As with any recipe, you should monitor for best results so you don't over-bake.
Delicious warm. Delicious chilled. Delicious room temp. For best taste, store in airtight container and consume within 2-3 days.