Thursday, January 19, 2012

Chocolate Chip Pancake Muffins

With the start of a new term, I felt like some new recipes to bake for work were in order. Despite the horrible weather and my busy schedule which pushed baking/posting/recipe searching down on my list of priorities, I did manage to find a few new recipes including Chocolate Chip Pancake Muffins.

I love pancakes (especially chocolate chip) and figured I'm not alone there, so these muffins seemed perfect to make for students on the go, who don't have the time to sit down and have an actual pancake breakfast.

Not too sweet, light and fluffy with a hint of maple flavor, these muffins really do taste like chocolate chip pancakes. My only alteration would be to cut back on the chocolate chips. 1 cup seemed a bit much and overpowered the muffins.

Chocolate Chip Pancake Muffins
adapted from Bakergirl
makes approx. 16 standard muffins

2 c all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 c sugar
1 1/3 c buttermilk
2 eggs
1/4 c maple syrup
3/4 tsp maple extract
1/4 c melted butter
3/4 c chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 deg F. Grease or line 2 muffin tins.

In a large bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar.

In a separate bowl mix buttermilk, eggs, syrup, extract, and butter. 

Add wet ingredients to dry. Fold in chocolate chips, reserving a few to sprinkle on top of the muffins after filling your muffin cups.

Bake 12-15 minutes until muffins are slightly golden and a toothpick comes out clean.

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