Bake: Chocolate Chip Muffins (With A Twist!)

Hands up, who loves chocolate chip muffins? This recipe for muffins is a creation that I stumbled across by accident. (My chocolate chips were out of date so I desperately had to improvise.)

Continue reading to find out what I used instead!

Around Christmas, most people tend to have a tin of chocolates (or two) knocking about, don't they? So when I discovered that my packet of chocolate chips was out of date, mid-baking session, I had no choice but to improvise by using some Celebrations. (No, really.) I really wish that I could emulate Nigella or Mary Berry in the kitchen, but unfortunately, instead of level-headed or sultry, my baking style is rather more hectic - Cue running around like a headless chicken, panic-stricken, with flour everywhere. That's my cooking style.

At the end of making these, the kitchen was covered in flour and bits of caramel. And me? I had batter all over my chest. (Don't ask.) Anyway, let's get on to the recipe, shall we?

How to make these chocolate chip muffins (with a twist):

Servings: 12

Preparation time: 25 minutes

Cooking time: 20-25 minutes


  • 1 medium egg. 
  • 60ml vegetable oil. 
  • 125ml semi-skimmed milk. 
  • 100g caster sugar. 
  • 200g self-raising flour. 
  • Approx. 6 chocolates. 
  • 1 tsp of vanilla essence.


  • Pre-heat your oven to 200C/gas mark 6.
  • Line a muffin tray with cases.
  • Beat the egg with an electric mixer for about 1 minute.
  • Add the milk and oil.
  • Beat the mix together until it's combined.
  • Add the sugar and whisk until you have a batter.
  • Sift in the flour and add the vanilla essence.
  • Mix until it's all smooth.
  • Cut the chocolates up and stir them into the mix.
  • Pour the muffin mix into the cases.
  • Bake for around 20-25 minutes, until they've risen and a skewer comes out clean.
  • Leave to cool.
  • Enjoy!


  • Don't leave the mix in your mixer for too long, it'll make them harder.
  • Don't leave them in the oven a few minutes longer than they need. They'll be really dry.
  • You can replace the chocolates with good old chocolate chips, or even dried fruit if you fancy being healthier!

You can tell I'm only just getting used to this baking malarkey, can't you? Can you do any better? Of course you can! Let us know in the comments or on Twitter if you decide to make these!

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