Saturday, March 14, 2015

Milk Chocolate Yoghurt Muffins

It has been awhile since I last baked any muffins. I was flipping through a muffin cookbook, "750 Best Muffin Recipes", and could not decide which muffin to bake! Too many recipes, and I keep changing my mind! I finally settled on Milk Chocolate Sour Cream Muffins. I did not have any sour cream at hand, but I do have a tub of yoghurt. The rest of the ingredients are just the basic baking stuffs that I already have in my "baking pantry", including the milk chocolate bar.

I use a whole bar (200gm) of milk chocolate, cut them into chunks. As usual when making muffins, the dry ingredients are mixed in a large bowl, the wet ingredients mixed in another bowl, and combine the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, stir to combine, taking care not to overmix the batter. The chocolate chunks are then stirred in gently. Spoon into the prepared muffin pan and bake as directed. This recipe yields only 10 muffins instead of 12 as indicated.

Let it cool for a few minutes, and eat it while it is still warm.

These muffins are simply delicious! Look at the melting chocolate! Yummy! The crumbs are really moist, soft and tender! And it stays as soft on the next too. They are not too sweet and each bite is just perfect with the melting chocolate chunks! Give this a try, I'm sure your family would love it too!

Milk Chocolate Sour Cream Muffins
(adapted from "750 Best Muffin Recipes", Camilla V. Saulsbury)
Makes 12 muffins
Preheat oven to 400F (200C)
12-cup muffin pan, greased

1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt (omitted)
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar (lightly packed)
1 egg
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted (I use salted butter)
1 cup sour cream (I replaced with yoghurt)
1-1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1-1/4 cups milk chocolate chunks
2 tbsp turbinado sugar (did not use this)

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together brown sugar, egg, butter, sour cream and vanilla until blended.
  3. Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture and stir until just blended. Gently fold in chocolate chunks.
  4. Divide batter equally among prepared muffin cups. Sprinkle with turbinado sugar.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 19 to 21 minutes or until tops are golden and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool in pan on a wire rack for 3 minutes, then transfer to the rack to cool.
**Using a standard-sized muffin pan, this recipe yields only 10 muffins, instead of 12. 

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  1. That melty chocolate looks so good! I'd love these for breakfast or tea. :)

  2. oooooooooooh its like a little naughty treat packed inside . by the way we dont get sour cream very often around here can I use yogurt or what would you recommend?

    1. Hi Nammi,
      I used yoghurt too! Do bake some! Your kids would love these cupcakes!

  3. How lovely yogurt muffins Joyce!

  4. Oh my heavenly goodness, Joyce. Those muffins are just waiting for me to sink my teeth into them. Oh how I wish I just had one by my side right this minute. Save me one!!!

    I was laughing to myself when I read that you had a "baking pantry" lol...I think I need one of those!

    Thank you so much for sharing, Joyce and thank YOU for joining us for Cookbook Wednesday!!!

  5. ooh..the hand feels like grabbing one from the screen right now!

  6. Joyce , I think if it would be me , it'll take me several weeks to choose one muffin out of 750 recipes lol I haven't baked muffins for quiet sometime as well tsk tsk ! Yogurt instead of sour cream is so much better and by the look of your moist and chocolaty muffin , it must be really yummy !

  7. Hi Joyce,

    I'm feeling so hungry looking at these muffins.... Ai ya!!!!


  8. These muffins sure look good, more so with the oozing choc!

  9. Joyce, this is a very luxurious muffin! I love the melting chocolate chunks. Your last photo is killing me hah..hah...

  10. They are so moist and chocolatey..simply divine!

  11. what a beautiful and delicious looking muffin! i love the chocolate that adds texture to the muffin and the yoghurt adds such a wonderful flavor

  12. Yeah my big kids love these chocolaty muffins !