Perfect Chocolate Chip Muffins (shame about the cookies)

Flea and I are basically AMAZING bakers. Why, just look at this creation, fresh from our oven last week.

What do you mean, “Is it cat sick?”

choc chip cookies

How rude.

That said, I did feel my parenting credentials were somewhat dented by our attempt at chocolate chip cookies (which is obviously what the photo above is of), so this weekend we set to and produced chocolate chip muffins instead.

If you too would like to bake perfect chocolate chip muffins, here’s what you need:

Sally and Flea’s Chocolate Chip Muffins.

200g plain flour
1 tbsp baking powder
Half tsp salt
50g golden sugar
50g butter
1 egg
200ml milk

50g chocolate chips – optional

  • Turn on the oven at 200c or gas mark 6
  • Next, sift all the dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl
  • Melt the butter, then add it into another bowl, along with the milk and egg.
  • Once the wet ingredients are combined, tip them into the dry ingredients, and mix gently – the aim is to just moisten all the flour, rather than make a smooth mixture. The muffin mix should be REALLY lumpy. This is a reassuring footnote if your cooking tends to have results like ours.
  • Next stir in around 50g of chocolate chips. If you want to mix things up, you can switch the recipe around and use blueberries and cranberries in place of chocolate, but if you use fresh fruit dust the fruit with flour before stirring to the mixture – it stops the berries all sticking together.
  • Tip the mixture into a greased muffin tin – each muffin case should be about half full to allow room for the muffin to rise.
  • Sprinkle a small amount of sugar across the top of each muffin, then bake for around 15 minutes.

Result? The shame of our cat sick cookie is forgotten. Perfect chocolate chip muffins. Mmm…


Sally is a full-time blogger and founder of the Tots100, Trips100, Foodies100 and HIBS100 communities, along with the MAD Blog Awards. She spends a bit too much time on the Internet. She’s also a very happy Mum to Flea, the world’s coolest ten year old.

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  1. 2nd December 2012 / 5:12 pm

    Oi! Back off, Whittle. You’re good at enough things, there’s no need to start baking *shakes rolling pin*

    In seriousness though, they look yummy and I shall try them with my small people this week.
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    • 3rd December 2012 / 9:57 am

      Haha! Trust me, I am ZERO threat to the world of baking.

  2. Liz Weston aka @TheLizWeston
    2nd December 2012 / 5:20 pm

    I’m very impressed by this. So long as I ignore the first photo and focus on this weekend’s efforts.
    On a different note entirely, I spent £32 in John Lewis several month’s ago, to make one batch of muffins, so perhaps I should try and find the kit again – muffin cases, containers, decorations – all that Shizzle… Could they be a gift for the teachers at the end of term? Will they hate me? Surely they just want a good bottle of red?

    • 3rd December 2012 / 9:59 am

      Everyone loves a muffin. FACT.

  3. 3rd December 2012 / 1:04 am

    Looks absolutely delicious! I would so love to try some. I am sure they taste great.
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    • 3rd December 2012 / 9:59 am

      They really do!

  4. Bina Besiege
    3rd December 2012 / 6:07 am

    Ha ha.. Even I would like to ignore the first pick, overall the muffin looks very pleasing. I would love to bake this today so that when the kids are back for the school they can have a delicious surprise waiting for them!

    • 3rd December 2012 / 9:57 am

      They’re foolproof to make. Obviously, as I made them.

  5. Lindy
    3rd December 2012 / 8:32 am

    I don’t beliiiiiieve it! It actually looks yummy!

    • 3rd December 2012 / 9:58 am

      Rude. 😉

    • 3rd December 2012 / 9:58 am

      Outrageous!! Perhaps the secret is letting Flea make stuff.

    • 3rd December 2012 / 9:58 am

      Absolutely. I represent the absolute lowest possible level of achievement in the world of cooking.

    • 10th January 2013 / 3:01 pm

      finally got round to these and total disaster!! I didnt have baking powder so i used self raising flour and i think i over mixed it 🙁
      I cant believe i messed up the easiest muffins ever LOL
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