I have mentioned here that I have been baking more of my kids lunch time snacks. I feel better knowing if they are eating cookies at least they are made at home and I know exactly what's in them. Not to mention it's cheaper and takes very little time. For some reason though, when it came to muffins I always made them from a mix and really if I'm going to do that I may as well buy the pre-made stuff. I don't have many cookbooks, since I prefer the internet for recipe searching (as do a lot of other people -- recipe searches are what bring people here the most), but I do love my Big Red Cookbook from Betty Crocker. That's where I found this quick and easy chocolate chip muffin (Maya's favourite) recipe.
--imagine a picture of chocolate chip muffins here and I'll see what I can do for you tomorrow--
Chocolate Chip Muffins
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 lrg egg
1 3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
2 1/1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease the bottoms only of a 12 medium sized muffin pan or use paper liners.
Beat milk, butter and egg in a large bowl with a fork or whisk. Stir in remaining ingredients until flour is just moistened. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups.
Bake 18 - 20 minutes or until golden brown.
Recipe Notes: Well if you've been reading here for any length of time you know I skipped the nuts all together and switched the semisweet for milk choco chips because I have no room in my life for nuts in my baking or semisweet chips. No other changes were made. I will definitely be making these again. They didn't take much longer to make than the mix you add egg and water to and I almost always have all those ingredients on hand.
What is What's Cooking Wednesday and how can I play?
What's cooking Wednesday was born out of a desire to get out of that what's for dinner rut. Playing is easy, on Wednesday post a recipe that has been tried and tested by you and then pop over here and add your name to the Mr. Linky. When entering your name also add the name of the recipe in brackets and make sure you link to your What's Cooking Wednesday post and not just your blog's front page. And don't forget to link back here, the home of What's Cooking Wednesday.
So for example I would write Shan (Speedy Chicken Stir Fry) in the name section. For the URL section I would post this: http://shanrev.blogspot.com/2007/10/whats-cooking-wednesday-speedy-chicken.html
I'll let you in on a little secret, my WCW recipes are almost never made on a Wednesday. So feel free to cook and photograph whenever you have time and join us posting on Wednesday.