Whole Wheat Orange Chocolate Chip Muffins recipe

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I don’t know how it is where you live, but we have had a lot of winter weather here in the nation’s capital. A lot of winter weather means a lot of snow days. A lot of snow days means finding things to do to keep us from cracking. And by us, I really mean me. The kids have been really good, but how many days can you get stuck inside before you go nuts? I think 4. (I speak from experience.) You can only watch so many movies, read so many magazines, and break up so many fights over whose turn it is to play Minecraft before you crack.

After checking Facebook like a million times during the Polar Vortex, it seemed like everyone was occupying their time by baking. I like to bake, Ava likes to bake, so we whipped up some Whole Wheat Orange Chocolate Chip Muffins. These muffins are really tasty. Ava was able to do 90% of the work by herself, I just had to supervise. And do the dishes. Shockingly, she was no where to be found when it came time to clean up. Thanks Aves. Thankfully these muffins were worth it.

Whole Wheat Orange Chocolate Chip Muffins recipe

Whole Wheat Orange Chocolate Chip Muffins recipe

2 cups white whole wheat flour
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
2 eggs
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk
1 Tablespoon orange zest
1/2 cup fresh orange juice
1/4 cup vegetable oil

Streusel:

1/2 cup white whole wheat flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup cold butter
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

Whole Wheat Orange Chocolate Chip Muffins recipe

Line a muffin tin with 12 paper liners. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Stir together flour, baking powder, salt, and mini chips in a large bowl. Set aside. In another bowl, whisk together eggs, sugar, milk, orange zest, orange juice and oil.

Whole Wheat Orange Chocolate Chip Muffins recipe

Have your helper do the heavy lifting.

Whole Wheat Orange Chocolate Chip Muffins recipe

In another bowl make the streusel.

Whole Wheat Orange Chocolate Chip Muffins recipe

Fork together flour, sugar, and butter until it resembles coarse crumbs. Add in chips.

whole wheat orange chocolate chip muffins recipe

Pour the liquid into the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined. You do not want to over-mix, or you will end up with a tough muffin.

Whole Wheat Orange Chocolate Chip Muffins recipe

Scoop 1/4 cup batter into the muffin tins. Add a generous amount of streusel to the top.

Whole Wheat Orange Chocolate Chip Muffins recipe

Bake for 18 to 20 minutes. Cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then cool completely on a wire rack.

Whole Wheat Orange Chocolate Chip Muffins recipe

Perfect with a steaming cup of coffee. Or an icy cold orange juice.

Whole Wheat Orange Chocolate Chip Muffins recipe

Whole Wheat Orange Chocolate Chip Muffins
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 Tablespoon orange zest
  • ½ cup fresh orange juice
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
Streusel:
  • ½ cup white whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ⅓ cup cold butter
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Line a muffin tin with 12 paper liners. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Stir together flour, baking powder, salt, and mini chips in a large bowl. Set aside. In another bowl, whisk together eggs, sugar, milk, orange zest, orange juice and oil.
  2. In another bowl make the streusel. Fork together flour, sugar, and butter until it resembles coarse crumbs. Add in chips.
  3. Pour the liquid into the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined. You do not want to overmix, or you will end up with a tough muffin.
  4. Scoop ¼ cup batter into the muffin tins. Add a generous amount of streusel to the top.
  5. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes. Cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then cool completely on a wire rack.

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