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Mixed Choc Craisin Muffins


I had some leftover white and black chocolates which had been hibernating in the fridge for quite a while.  So thought it a good idea to dump them with some craisins into a basic Muffin recipe and create a Mixed Choc Craisin Muffin for my afternoon tea.   I added a sprinkling of granulated sugar and cinnamon on top and this gave the added crispy, sweetish crunch...mmmm.   Saved some leftovers for breakfast and after popping them into the oven toaster, they tasted just as good!





Recipe for Mixed Choc Craisin Muffins

    Ingredients

    • 2 eggs
    • 260 gm plain flour
    • 2.1/2 tsp baking powder
    • 80 gm caster sugar
    • 1/2 cup/113 gm melted butter
    • 1/8 tsp salt
    • 1.1/2 tsp vanilla
    • 160 ml milk
    • 1 cup of white and dark chocolate and craisins
    • 1 Tbsp  granulated sugar + 1/2 tsp cinnamon
    Method
    1. Melt the butter, set aside.
    2. Sift flour with the baking powder and salt, mix in the sugar, whisk with a ball whisk to mix well.
    3. Add in the chocolates and craisins.
    4. Whisk the eggs by hand, add in milk and vanilla.
    5. With a spatula, fold in the wet ingredients along with the melted butter into the dry ingredients.  Stir until just moistened and combined.  (Do not overmix).
    6. Use an ice cream scoop to scoop the batter into the paper lined muffin pan.
    7. Sprinkle with the sugar and cinnamon mixture.
    8. Bake in a preheated oven @ 190 deg.C for 15 to 20 mins.  Test with a skewer till it comes out clean.
    9. Let cool in pan before removing the muffins onto a wire rack to cool completely.
    10. Serve warm.
    11. Yield :  12 Muffins






     I'm linking this post to the Little Thumbs Up event, theme for this month, May is 'Milk', organised by
    Zoe of  Bake for Happy Kids  and  Doreen of  My Little Favourite DIY
    and hosted by  Tze of  Awayofmind Bakery House

Comments

  1. These muffins look scrumptious, Cheah. Cinnamon sugar topping is such a nice touch.

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  2. Looks wonderful and I love the crunch of the sugar on top too....a healthy muffin for breakfast is good but I somehow still prefer the rich buttery cupcakes lol!

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    1. Muffins do taste great when taken warm and I like cupcakes too.

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  3. Oh my! I was captured by your muffin texture!! I believe it has a very nice aroma from the cinnamon sugar!

    Thanks for linkup with Little Thumbs Up!

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  4. Hi Soke Hah, great idea to add cinnamon and sugar as topping for these muffins. I can imagine the aroma coming from the oven. Will keep in mind when I'm baking muffins.

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    1. Yes, try adding that on top when you bake muffins next time. The crunchy top is wonderful!

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  5. I like things with raisins.. They would be so good for breakfast!

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    1. These are dried cranberries and yes these muffins are great for breakfast.

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  6. WOW! This muffins look delicious. By the way, may I know what is craisins? I've never heard of it before :)

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  7. Hi Cheah,

    I'm admiring your muffins... especially the first picture! Their insides look so moist.

    Zoe

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  8. Looks so good! I don't have raisin but I have craisins! I feel so lucky!

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