Yesterday hubs and I were getting ready to go out for our anniversary. Seven years of dealing with the other’s craziness equals tapas, strong drinks, and walking around a festival (in heels!).
I felt like the kids (and the sitter) needed a little treat because our cupboards were so bare, so I took to Pintrest. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find a recipe that I had everything for…or that looked any good. So I took a basic muffin recipe and twisted it. I actually wasn’t even going to write this one up, but multiple Facebook friends asked for it, so I re-made them today and took pictures! Enjoy!
1) Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
2) Whisk flour, baking powder, and protein powder together in a large bowl. Set aside.
3) Melt butter over a low heat in a saucepan.
4) Remove the pan from heat and whisk in sugar, vanilla and milk one ingredient at a time. Lately I have become really obsessed with this Almond/Coconut blend from Califa Farms. There is something just awesome about their milks and I hope my Kroger gets their cold brew coffee and juices soon (not sponsored…just a fan!).
5) Once combined, mix in the eggs. I usually beat the eggs before adding them because it is easier to ensure that they are properly blended.
6) Pour wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until combined. (My go-to stirring apparatus is a spatula to ensure that you get all of the batter off of the sides of the bowl.)
7) Mix in chocolate chips. I used about 1/2 bag of mini chocolate chips…I ALWAYS choose mini chocolate chips.
8) Spray muffin tin with non-stick spray.
9) Scoop batter into the pan using a 1/4 cup measuring cup. This fills my tins perfectly without overflowing.
10) Bake for 15 minutes then use a knife to loosen and remove from tins right away to cool. This will prevent the muffins from continuing to bake and becoming too dry. Let’s just throw this in the “Things I’ve Learned the Hard Way” column, okay?
And then I was invaded! Eliza walked up out of nowhere (as I was taking pictures) and grabbed half of the muffin, took a bite, and started giggling! Silly girl!
The remains of her conquest.
What type of snacks do you usually leave for your babysitters?