Chocolate Chip Yogurt Muffins, my Dearies!
I am going to try my best to keep this post short, as I am busy and there is not much more I can say about these muffins other than the fact that they are utterly delicious with a moist, incredible fluffiness that is just perfect with a hot cup of coffee. These muffins are also cholesterol & trans fat free, and, since vegetable oil is used instead of a solid fat, they are also very low in saturated gunk. All of this and super delicious too!
These treats were inspired by my thoughts about my lovely Ms. Meanie and her chocolate chip trips. What is a chocolate chip trip? I don't know, but it sounds so groovy, doesn't it?! So I made these for a friend who also loves chocolate chips. Cauldron Boy and I ate two for proper inspection, and they were then quickly whisked off to his office on a Marx Foods eco plate. Due to us tasting first with coffee, I am now ordered by he who controls the cauldron to bake more today!
Here is the recipe:
1 1/2 Cups Organic A.P. Flour
1 Tsp. Baking Soda
1/8 Tsp. Salt
1/2 Cup + 1 Tbsp. Organic White Sugar
1/4 Cup Vegetable Oil
1/4 Cup Fat Free Dairy or Vegan Plain Yogurt*
1 Cup Low Fat Milk or Plain Soy Milk
1 Tsp. Red Wine Vinegar
1/2 Tsp. Vanilla Extract
1/2 Cup Dark Vegan Chocolate Chips**
*These muffins are excellent with either dairy milk & yogurt or with vegan soy milk & yogurt. Stonyfield Farm Organic Fat Free Yogurt (plain) is especially wonderful for this recipe!
**I used vegan dark chocolate mini chips.
Preheat oven to 345 degrees and line a muffin tin with greased muffin cups.
In a bowl, mix the flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt thoroughly. In another bowl, place the oil, yogurt, milk, vinegar & vanilla and whisk till completely mixed. Pour the wet mixture over the dry and very gently mix-do not over mix! Add the chocolate chips in and spoon into muffin cups. Bake for 18-20 minutes for regular size muffin tins. If you are making colossal or large muffins, you may want to double the recipe and up the bake time...
p.s. Inspired by Jenn of The Leftover Queen, I am going to finish my bag of Organic A.P. Flour and white sugar and try to not buy any more. So this will be one of my last posts using its heavenly white fluffiness (smile).