Parents in my son's class are stocking the teachers' room with goodies tomorrow. [It's our 1st year at the school - apparently each month one classroom does "goodie day".] The theme is chocolate. They asked for chocolate muffins and I said sure. Searching a couple weeks ago I came across this recipe, which sounded great [and which led me to order cappuccino chips from KAF, which I now have wedged WAAAAY in the back of the pantry so as to reduce temptation! ]
Chocolate Cappuccino Oat Muffins
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Serving Size : 12 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Bread Breakfast
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1 cup nonfat buttermilk
1 2/3 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup cappucino chips
2 large eggs
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
2 tablespoons canola oil
1/2 cup nonfat vanilla yogurt
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Prepare a 12-cup muffin tin or a 24-cup mini
muffin pan, by coating pan with nonstick spray or by using paper liners.
In a medium size bowl, combine oats and buttermilk. Let set 30 minutes.
In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt,
and cinnamon. Stir in chocolate and cappuccino chips until coated with
flour mixture. Make well in center of bowl. Set aside.
Add eggs, brown sugar and oil to oat mixture; mix until well blended.
Pour egg mixture into bowl of dry ingredients; mix until just moistened.
Fold in yogurt.
Fill muffin cups 3/4 full and bake regular-size muffins for 15-20 minutes
and mini-muffins for 13-15 minutes, or until golden brown and tests clean
with a toothpick.
I think I was so distracted by good reviews and the idea of cappuccino chips I didn't really think that much about the recipe. I have my 1st batch in the oven now, but as I mixed the batter occurred to me this is more like providing an oatmeal-choc chip cookie for "chocolate day". Do you think this passes muster? Mind you, I'm not at all suggesting anyone is going to disparage or throw away the muffins for not being "chocolatey enough". I guess just trying not to volunteer and then seeming like I am "doing it wrong". I know there are going to be choc cookies and choc covered pretzels and fudge I think and brownies.....Honestly, the other chocolate muffin recipes I have seen looked soooooo rich [or had questionable reviews]. I'm thinking it might be ok to have something which has the choc chips but doesn't contribute quite so much to the chocolate overload. I adore chocolate and it sounds a bit much to me......
If anyone has another recipe to offer feel free. Or any opinions...