Orange Chocolate Chip Muffins
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: Muffins
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Serves: 12 muffins
 
Orange and chocolate chip muffins are a sweet way to start your day. Also a perfect snack and nice to make for a brunch buffet.
Ingredients
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup canola oil plus ½ teaspoon (reserved for drizzle)
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • ¾ cup buttermilk
  • ⅓ cup fresh squeezed orange juice
  • the zest from one large orange
  • 1¼ cup chocolate chips (or chunks), divided
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a twelve tin muffin pan with liners.
  2. In a large bowl mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In a smaller bowl, beat together sugar, ½ cup oil, eggs, buttermilk, orange juice and zest.
  4. Make a well in the dry ingredients and slowly mix in the wet ingredients until well combined. Do not overmix. Add I cup of the chocolate chips. Reserve ¼ cup for drizzle.
  5. Fill the muffin cups evenly with the batter.
  6. Bake for 18 to 22 minutes or until muffins are golden and toothpick stuck in the center comes out clean.
  7. Cool for 10 minutes before moving to a baking rack.
  8. In a small bowl mix together ¼ cup reserved chocolate chips and ½ teaspoon reserved canola oil. Melt in microwave at 30 second increments until smooth. Drizzle chocolate over muffins.
Recipe by Jersey Girl Cooks at http://www.jerseygirlcooks.com/2017/03/orange-chocolate-chip-muffins-sundaysupper.html