I love baking but it’s something I rarely get chance to do anymore but this recipe is so quick and easy I have been whipping up a batch most weekends recently and the family love them :)

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Ingredients:

4 medium eggs
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
225g softened butter
225g caster sugar
225g self raising flour
100g white chocolate chips
100g milk chocolate chips

Method:

1. Place all ingredients except chocolate chips in a large bowl and mix for a couple of minutes with an electric mixer.

2. Give each toddler one of the mixers to lick the mixture off :)

3. Stir the chocolate chips into the mix.

4. Place 12 paper muffin cases in the muffin tins and divide the mixture between them.

5. Bake in a preheated oven (175 degrees) for 20-25 minutes depending on your oven. Test with a skewer and when it comes out clean the muffins are cooked.

6. Leave to cool for 5-10 minutes before turning out and placing on a rack to cool.

And that’s it :)

Alternatives

I’m not a huge fan of icing so we eat our muffins like this but feel free to ice at will :)

We also swap the chocolate chips for alternatives such as chopped glacé cherries or sultanas. Choc chip and cherry go down a treat here as do cherry and sultana.

I’m also planning on trying a Bakewell muffin next by swapping the vanilla extract for almond essence and using cherries. I think I’ll inject some raspberry jam into the middle when they are baked as well – I’ll let you know what they turn out like :)