Buttermilk Chocolate Chip Muffins
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"Soft and tender buttermilk muffins, full of dark chocolate chips and topped with crunchy sugar."
-- @curlygirlkitchen
Recipe

Details

Prep time 5mins
Cook time 18mins
Serves or Makes: 12

Recipe

  • 1 3/ 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 1/ 2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/ 2 teaspoon coarse Kosher salt
  • 1/ 2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/ 2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3/ 4 cup semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar

Method

  • Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a standard muffin pan with 12 paper liners. Since warm muffins can stick to the paper liners, I find that spraying the papers with non-stick spray helps the paper release the muffin perfectly.

  • Step 2

    In a bowl, whisk together the flour, corn starch, 1/2 cup sugar, salt, baking soda and baking powder. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, buttermilk, oil, vanilla and almond extracts. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry, and whisk briefly just to combine, being careful not to over-mix. Add 1/2 cup of the chocolate chips, and use a spatula to fold them into the batter.

  • Step 3

    Divide the batter between the muffin cups, filling them nearly full. Scatter the remaining 1/4 cup chocolate chips over the top of the batter, and then sprinkle the sugar on top. Bake large muffins for about 22 minutes, and standard-sized muffins for about 18 minutes, just until the tops are set and a toothpick comes out clean.

  • Step 4

    Cool in the pan for five minutes, then serve warm or at room temperature.