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Orange Chocolate Chip Muffins

in quick and easy whole grain dairy free gluten free overnight guaranteed classic

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Chocolate pairs with orange in these not-too-sweet muffins, which are equally enjoyable hot or at room temperature.

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12 muffins

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Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Lightly grease (or line with papers) a 12-well muffin pan.
  2. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and chocolate chips.
  3. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the milk, vegetable oil, egg and orange oil or peel until light.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients (along with the coconut, if you're using it) and stir gently for 20 seconds, or only until all of the ingredients are moistened. If you see lumps in the batter, that's OK; don't try to stir them out, or your muffins will be heavy instead of tender!
  5. Fill the wells of your muffin pan two-thirds full.
  6. Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon (or more) sugar over each for a crunchy, sugary crust.
  7. Bake the muffins for 18 to 20 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean.
  8. Remove the muffins from the oven, let them cool in the pan for about 5 minutes (or until they've set enough to be handled), and transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  9. Store, wrapped, at room temperature for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to a month.