I think it’s high time we had a theme week here at Hidden Ponies!
We almost had a breakfast theme going, but it was never quite official or quite consistent – so welcome to official MUFFIN WEEK! An official name means good things are sure to follow :)
Today’s muffin recipe is a simple hit – a muffin that tastes very similar to the base for Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes. Vanilla and chocolate chips, brown sugar and butter – the makings of a delicious chocolate chip cookie, all sealed up in a perfect little healthier muffin package, kept moist with vanilla yogurt. My kids and I devoured these, and Gemma didn’t even complain about me using up all her special yogurt, vanilla being the only kind she’ll eat due to the guaranteed absence of “chunks”, which so often turn up uninvited in fruit yogurts.
Stay tuned for two more great muffin recipes this week – as if we didn’t have enough delicious muffin recipes for you already…check out our Recipe Index for a hefty list :) What can we say, we really love our muffins!
What other themes would you like to see get their own week? We’d love to hear from you and we’ll do our best to oblige!
- ½ cup butter, softened
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- ¾ cup vanilla yogurt
- 1 tsp vanilla
- ½ cup 1% or 2% milk
- 2¼ cups all purpose flour
- 1 Tbsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 cup regular or mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with muffin papers and set aside.
- In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugars until fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla and beat well, then beat in yogurt and milk.
- In a small bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt, and add all at once to wet mixture. Stir just until combined and dry ingredients are all moistened. Stir in chocolate chips.
- Divide over muffin cups (they will be quite full) and bake for 20 minutes or until lightly browned.
- Cool in pan before removing to rack to cool completely.
Mmmm, these are getting rave reviews over here:) I had a little extra batter left over so I made a few cookies out of that and baked them for about 10-13ish minutes (the timer went off and I don’t know how long it took me to get to them), they turned out great as well! Nice, soft cake like cookies.
Ooh, great idea to make some cookies too! Thanks for sharing!
Muffin week – what a great idea! I love my muffins too.
Oh, what a great idea for a muffin! I must try these!!
Oh Anna! I LOVE muffins. But for some reason that’s the one thing I’m least successful at. My muffins make better door stops than muffins! Yours are beautiful. And I can’t wait to see more!
I think I just fell in love with these muffins! We love us some muffins on weekend mornings – these look perfect!!
Thanks Sara! I eat a muffin pretty much every single day, I’m always lost if I search my freezer and don’t find any!
Yay, I love theme weeks. Muffins are the best!!
Haha I’m with Gemma on that one . . . I hate chunks in my yogurt. But I have found some fruit ones that are relatively chunk-free.
“Relatively” doesn’t cut it around here :) But there is NOTHING worse in yogurt than that surprise “fruit on the bottom” business.