Strawberry Chocolate Chip Muffins

Chocolate covered strawberries in a muffin!! I have been sending in freshly baked muffins with my husband for his coworkers once a week. I asked what kind of muffins I should make this week and one of his coworkers requested strawberry and chocolate chip. I have never heard of this combination before in a muffin, but I thought it sounded delicious! So I went looking for this recipe. I guess many people have never tried this combination before because I was having a hard time finding a recipe. Finally, I decided to make my own. I used a simple strawberry muffin recipe and added a 1/2 cup of mini chocolate chips. From cooking numerous muffin recipes I know that if pieces baked into a muffin are too big everything sinks to the bottom of the muffin cup. In order for these muffins to have a mixture of strawberries and chocolate in each bite I used mini chocolate chips. I am not going to lie, I was a little hesitant when I started because I did not want to send in two dozen muffins that I had no idea what they tasted like. But I went ahead and tried this combination because it sounded sinful. I am sure glad that I did! My husband said that everyone gave them rave reviews.

Strawberry Chocolate Chip Muffins

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Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, cold and cut into cubes
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup diced strawberries
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. lightly grease 12 muffin cups or line with muffin papers.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, and sugar. Cut in cold butter with a pastry blender (or two knives) until it is in small pea-sized pieces.
  4. In a small bowl, mix together the egg, vanilla, and heavy cream. Add all at once to flour mixture. The batter will be thick. Gently fold in diced strawberries and chocolate chips.
  5. Spoon into muffin cups and bake in preheated oven 22-25 minutes. Cool in pan for 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Source: adapted from Recipe4Living.com

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