Thursday, January 14, 2010

Easiest Muffins Ever

Kirstie celebrated her birthday at school yesterday and here's what I came up with for the occasion- some uber simple muffins!
The wonderful thing about them is that you can add just about anything to the recipe (nuts and chopped chocolate come to mind, of course), or even omit the chocolate and add citrus zest or maybe even dried fruits.
The kids seemed to like theml.  Out of the 35 muffins she took to school, a mere four  came back.  I'll be bringing them to work tomorrow for the first hungry kids who show up at my desk...

Here's the recipe:

Simple Chocolate Chip Muffins
Makes 12

250g flour
2 tsps baking powder
1/2 tsp  baking soda
2 tbsps good quality cocoa
200ml full-fat milk
1 egg
150g caster sugar
80ml vegetable oil

Preheat oven to 200C. Mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda and cocoa in a bowl. Whisk the milk, egg, sugar and oil.  Pour over the dry ingredients and mix well without beating.  Divide the batter between a 12-hole muffin tin and bake for 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Allow to cool on a wire rack before serving.


Fifi Flowers said...

THose look incredibly yummy!

Joy @ Joy Of Desserts said...

Great photo of these muffins. There's something about individual- sized baked goods that we all love, children in particular. We did chocolate cupcakes for our son's birthday this year. :-)

Anna said...

Oh, they look so good! Most times it's best to keep things as simple as possible for kids ,I've found.

Mar said...

look delicious... I love it...
A kiss from Spain

George@CulinaryTravels said...

Oh Paola they look so good. Gorgeous photo too.

Paola said...

Thanks everyone! The were very much enjoyed by the kiddies!

Sonya said...

Chocolate chip muffins are the best:)