Friday, November 28, 2014

Chocolate Chip Muffins - great for holiday guests

Yum, yum, yum.

I love a good muffin and I love hosting guests over the holidays.  I don't know about your house, but at mine we are up around 6:30 seven days a week.  My two year has not discovered the joys of sleeping in.  A typical morning involves us getting out of bed with him and eating cereal together as a family.  Most days the baby sleeps a little later.  This Thanksgiving we had family staying with us and I am sure a lot of you did as well.  I never expect guests to get out of bed as early as we do and that is one of the reasons I love muffins. You can bake them well in advance, freeze them individually wrapped, and then warm them in the microwave anytime for serving.  Everybody can enjoy a hot breakfast.  This muffin uses my favorite muffin base.  They are moist, filling, and delicious!

Chocolate Chip Muffins
recipe from Baked Perfection

makes 12 muffins

2 eggs
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cups sour cream
1 1/2 semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoons miniature chocolate chips (for topping)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease 12 muffin cups or line with paper muffin liners.

In a medium bowl mix together flour, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon. In a large bowl beat together eggs, white sugar, and brown sugar. Mix in oil, vanilla, and sour cream. Mix dry ingredients into wet mixture (be sure not to over-mix, batter will be lumpy). Gently fold in semi-sweet chocolate chips. Scoop batter into prepared muffin cups so they are 2/3 of the way full.

Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes.  After 10 minutes top with miniature chocolate chips and return to oven for another 10 minutes.  Total bake time is 20 minutes.  Best served warm.


  1. I got hungry looking at the picture and was going to make these, but sour cream isn't something I normally have on hand. Is there a substitute?

    1. Greek yogurt is a great substitution. Otherwise milk will also work.

  2. Last night my son had a craving - so at midnight we ended up making these. Turned out great!

  3. These look so good! Bookmarked to try