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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Raspberry Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins



Every time I go to Costco, their collection of berries (strawberry, raspberry, blackberry, blueberry) amuses me. They keep them stacked in these cases together, their bright vibrant colors is sure enough to get anyone's attention. I have been thinking of using berries to make something sweet. Finally last week I bought raspberries and made muffins. The recipe is relatively easy, and the muffins are super tasty!


Ingredients:
All-Purpose Flour - 3 Cup
Baking Powder - 4 Tsp
Salt - 1/2 Tsp
Cinnamon - 1 Tsp (Ground)
Eggs - 2 (Large)
Granulated Sugar - 3/4 Cup
Brown Sugar - 1/4 Cup
Milk - 1 Cup
Vegetable Oil - 1/2 Cup
Vanilla Extract - 1 Tsp
Chocolate Chips - 2/3 Cup (I used Hershey's semi-sweet)
Fresh Raspberries - 1 and 1/2 Cup



Preparation:
Preheat oven to 425F.
Sieve the flour well and then add in baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Mix them well.


In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract.


Next add the milk, oil and mix well.
Now add the dry ingredients into it and mix everything together.
At this point, the batter should be thick.
Carefully fold in the chocolate chips and raspberries to avoid mashing/leaking of the raspberries.


Spray muffin pan with non-stick oil spray.
Spoon the batter into the muffin pan cups.


Bake at 425F for 5 minutes and then at 375F for next 30 minutes or so until the crust turns light golden brown in color.


Check if the muffins are cooked properly. (Insert a toothpick and it should come out clean).
Allow the muffins to cool and they are ready to enjoy.