Monday’s Muffin: Orange and Chocolate Chip

by sous-chef on July 30, 2012

Sous Chef here, back home for the last bit of summer!

I had a great experience at my museum internship, but I really lacked the right equipment and stock ingredients to bake while I was away. That being said, ten whole weeks without baking was both gloomy and inspiring! I made up for it by watching a lot of Food Network (especially when Jamie Oliver was on the television) and dreaming up delicious treats to make for the future.

When I returned this weekend, my brother and I cracked open a lot of cookbooks, trying to find something fun to bake until I finally came back to an old idea I’d had earlier in the summer for these muffins. One of the things I missed baking the most were muffins – they have the potential to be sweet or gourmet or savory or just about anything you can envision! The idea for making orange and chocolate chip muffins hit me out of nowhere, but the combination of chocolate and orange has long been a favorite of mine (like the Chocolate Orange Thumbprint Cookies I made last winter). I knew that these muffins were going to have to be my returning treat.

The recipe I used was one I found online at allrecipes.com and I made just a couple of minor modifications.

Ingredients:

2 cups all-purpose flour
½ cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
¼ teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
½ cup melted butter
1 tablespoon orange zest
2/3 cup orange juice
2 eggs
1 cup chocolate chips

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a muffin tin or fill with paper muffin liners. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and orange zest. Stir in orange juice, melted butter, and eggs. Fold in the chocolate chips. Do not over mix. Pour into muffin cups and bake for about 16 – 20 minutes or until edges get golden brown. Makes 14 muffins.

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RavieNomNoms July 30, 2012 at 12:47 pm

Perfect muffin!

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Kate July 30, 2012 at 12:48 pm

These look amazing! Well worth the inspiration. Yum!

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Dara July 30, 2012 at 8:54 pm

I love these cute muffins. They look super tasty!

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Bibi @ Bibi's Culinary Journey July 31, 2012 at 12:43 pm

Orange & chocolate is a perfect combination……I will have to try these:)

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