Monday, March 12, 2012

Orange Sour Cream Chocolate Chip Muffins

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Sure the name is a little strange. Oranges? Sour cream? Chocolate chips? Together?! Believe it! These muffins are a nice little switch from your normal breakfast routine of oatmeal, cereal or pop tarts.

The orange flavor in these muffins is very subtle, but definitely noticeable. I've found that the sour cream addition makes these kinds of snacks very moist and fluffy. I knew as soon as I saw it in the title that these would be decadent little breakfast treats. And the chocolate? Well, who can go wrong with chocolate? It's a nice little boost in the morning and pairs nicely with the orange. Enjoy!




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Ingredients
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tbsp. orange zest
  • 1/4 cup butter melted
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, plus extra for garnish
  • 2 tbsp. flour

Heat the oven to 375 degrees F and line a 12 cup muffin pan with paper liners.

In a large bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking, and salt.

In a separate bowl combine the orange zest, butter, vanilla, orange juice, sour cream, and eggs.

In a small bowl toss together the chocolate chips with the 2 tablespoons of flour until they are well coated.

Add the wet ingredients into the dry and stir until most of the dry ingredients are moist. Add the chocolate chips and fold to incorporate.

Scoop the batter into the prepared muffin pan and top with a few extra chocolate chips, if desired. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until the center of the muffins springs back when lightly pressed and the tops are golden brown. Cool in the pan for 3 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

1 comment:

  1. I am kind of obsessed with the orange and chocolate flavor combo. I also always like baked goods that contain sour cream because they tend to be super moist. I will have to try these! :)

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