Thursday, August 11, 2011

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Muffins (egg free)

We do love a muffin around here, but I haven't been making them as much.  So when the kids asked for chocolate chip muffins the other morning, I decided to oblige (and I wanted to try out a new recipe.)

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Muffins slightly adapted from How Sweet It Is

1 cup whole wheat pastry flour (or all-purpose)  *I used 1/2 cup all purpose, 1/2 cup whole wheat


1 cup rolled oats

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/3 cup brown sugar

1 egg  *Egg replacement - 1 T. milk, 1 T. vinegar, 1 t. baking powder

1/4 cup butter, at room temperature

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 cup milk (any kind will do) 

1 cup chocolate chips  *I used 3/4th cup mini chocolate chips

Directions -
Preheat oven to 350.

Add oats to a bowl and add 1/2 cup of milk. Let soak for 5-10 minutes, while you prepare the first few steps of the muffins.

In a large bowl, combine *egg and brown sugar and whisk until smooth and caramel in color. Add in vanilla and butter, whisking well. Try to smooth the batter as much as possible – there still may be some small butter chunks. Add flour, oat mixture, baking soda, salt and cinnamon and mix. Add remaining milk and combine until smooth. Fold in chocolate chips.

Line a muffin tin with liners or spray with non-stick cooking spray.  Pour about 1/4 cup batter into each cup. Sprinkle the tops with raw turbinado sugar (optional, I didn't have any, so I skipped it). Bake for 15-18 minutes, or until cooked through. Serve with butter!
Verdict?  Yummmm.  We all enjoyed these.  They had an interesting texture with the soaking of the oats and of course, you can't go wrong with chocolate. 
And to make it a healthy breakfast, we had a nice fruit salad to go with....
the nutrients from the fruit cancels out any fat and sugar from the muffins ;)

Linking up today with: Share a Spoon at Think Tank Momma,  It's a Keeper Thursdays, What's Cooking Thursday at Feeding Four, Full Plate Thursday at Miz Helen's Country Cottage,  Fat Camp Friday at Mangoes and Chutney, Friday Potluck at EKat's Kitchen, Fantabulous Friday at Momma's Kinda Crafty, Fun for Kids Friday at Local Fun for Kids , Foodie Friday at Little Brick Ranch, Sweet Tooth Friday at Alli 'n Son, Sweets for Saturday at Sweet as Sugar Cookies, Muffin Monday at Talking Dollars and Cents

5 comments:

  1. I love a good muffin! Mmmm! Add a good latte or cappucino? Heaven!

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  2. Ha - love that the fruit canceled out the muffin indulgence!

    I love muffins too - too much - I usually can't stop at just one.

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  3. Your muffins sound fabulous! Please share your recipe by linking it up at Muffin Monday. Thanks!

    http://www.talkingdollarsandcents.net/muffin-monday-whole-wheat-butterscotch-muffins

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  4. I just love that you paired this great muffin with the mixed fruit. This would make a great breakfast for all of us. Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday!
    See you soon,
    Miz Helen

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  5. I've been a muffin lull, but I may have to break that. The fruit and muffin together sounds perfect for me. Though I might add extra chocolate chips. :)

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