Thursday, June 28, 2018

Cabin Cooking: Chocolate Chip Muffins

Making my own tulip muffin cups with parchment paper.
Wayne and I will be going on quad camping trips and boat cruises this summer. I like to prepare foods in advance to make meal preparation easy. Here's a recipe for yummy muffins from Kraft Canada that pack well and eat even better.

CHOCOLATE CHIP MUFFINS

INGREDIENTS:

Mix dry ingredients first.
• 2 cups flour
• 1 Tbsp. baking powder
• 1/2 tsp. salt
• 3/4 cup chocolate chips
• 1 egg
• 1/2 cup oil
• 1/2 cup sugar
• 3/4 cup milk
• 1 tsp. vanilla

DIRECTIONS:

Mix wet ingredients and sugar.
Heat oven to 400ºF.

Combine first 3 ingredients in large bowl. Stir in the semi-sweet chocolate chips.

Whisk the remaining ingredients in a separate bowl until blended. I will increase the sugar to 3/4 cup next time because I like a sweeter muffin.

Adding the wet to the dry mixture.
Add the wet mixture to the flour mixture and stir until moistened. Don't over mix or the muffins will turn out tough. The batter should be lumpy not smooth.

Spoon into muffin pan cups coated with cooking spray. I also used squares of parchment paper in each cup.

Filling the muffin cups.
Fill each cup until it's three quarters full.

Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean.

Cool the muffins in the pan for 5 minutes then transfer to a wire wire rack and cool completely.


Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.

The recipe is for a dozen muffins, but with my smaller pan I got fifteen. Store in a sealed plastic bag or container for best results.

Muffins ready for our quad camping trip to Goat Lake.

Do you have any favourite foods to take on vacation trips to make meal preparation easier? -- Margy

12 comments:

  1. Oh, wow, lookit you, Margy! You put me to shame. So glad you two are still getting out and about for adventures. We drove across Alberta and BC earlier this month, and by the time we got back here to southeastern Alberta, I had to go to bed for a week, wouldja believe? Sigh.
    Kay
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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    1. Driving for me is very stressful if we try too much in one day. We are going to town less often so I've been making bread and desserts to go with our garden veggies and meats from the freezer. - Margy

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  2. Wow, that's a big oven you have there. The most I can bake in my convection oven is 6 muffins. I have learned to freeze my dough and only bake what I can. I do that with chocolate chip and oatmeal raisins, my two favorite cookies.

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    1. I like fresh cookies too. I make refrigerator dough and just cook what we will eat for dessert at a time. Nothing like hot fresh cookies! - Margy

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  3. Hello, your muffins look and sound delicious. I will give this recipe a try soon. Thanks for sharing. Have a happy day!

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    1. It was so easy and they turned out so well. I made them again for the Garden Club tour at my cabin and they were well received. - Margy

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  4. Anything with chocolate in it has my vote! These muffins sound delicious ... probably so delicious I would eat much more than my share. :)

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    1. I'm with you about chocolate. - Margy

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  5. That sounds like the greatest recipe and I was especially happy about the lower sugar amount because 'we' have to watch that (Not me, but I'm such a good wife ;>). Thanks for the link, which also sounds intriguing if this is an example of the recipes there!!

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    1. I find lots of good recipes online these days, but with my Internet down for a while at the cabin my cookbooks are coming in handy. - Margy

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  6. Great sounding recipe - I like to bake brownies to take along on jaunts. We've found a gluten free brownie that is the most delicious one ever invented - we don't eat gluten free, except for this brownie mix (and not because it is gluten free - but simply because it is the best) - it just happens to be perfect and the best tasting we've ever had - and we've tested a lot of brownies in our day LOL. Not sure what it is that makes it so good - but it is a favorite of our whole family. I've not been even reading blogs lately - so off to catch up on all your posts. Have a grand week - looks like we're finally going to get some warm weather - let's hope they don't surprise us and keep adding rain and clouds each day as we progress - seems to be their pattern - forecast sunshine ahead and then change to rain when they actually see the weather.

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    1. What is the name of the mix or is it a recipe. I love brownies, especially chewy ones. - Margy

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We welcome your comments and questions. - Wayne and Margy