While perusing Pinterest, I came across a recipe for Chocolate Chip Yogurt bread, and became intrigued. Seemed simple enough, I had all of the ingredients at home, so why not give it a trial run to see if a bigger freezer batch would be worth it? I decided to make muffin versions - and let me tell you.... totally worth it.
- 1 3/4 cups GF Flour (I use Namaste Perfect GF Flour, which has xanthan gum already - if yours doesn't have it, add 1 tsp)
- 6 tbsp cornstarch
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3/4 cup sugar (I used 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1/4 cup Stevia granulated)
- 6 tbsp unsalted butter at *ROOM TEMPERATURE*
- 1 cup plain yogurt at *ROOM TEMPERATURE* (I used Fage Greek, but mixed in one packet of Truvia and splash of vanilla to make it more of a 'vanilla' flavor)
- 2 eggs at *ROOM TEMPERATURE*
- 1/3-1/2 cup of chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat cupcake tray with cooking spray (you can use liners if you'd like, too)
- In a large bowl combine: flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar. Once it is all mixed together, add in the room temperature butter, yogurt and eggs. Use hand mixture on low/medium speed to combine it all - IT WILL BE VERY THICK. *I ended up adding 1-2 tbsp almond milk to thin it out a bit*
- Lastly, slowly fold in all of the chocolate chips
- Spoon the batter into cupcake tray - you may have to use your fingers a bit but I decided to just leave mine looking a bit more "rustic" (or maybe I was just lazy...)
- Place tray into 350 degree oven for 12 minutes. After 12 minutes, lower the oven to 335 and bake for another 12 minutes (or until tooth pick comes out clean and the muffins have a little 'bounce back' to them)
- Let cool and store in fridge to enjoy throughout the week
I was really happy with the way these turned out - and even happier that my husband liked them, too (Mr. "I don't like chocolate chips", he said...psh). They were so easy to whip up and i'm definitely going to make a bigger batch to freeze... and maybe try adding some oats and nuts for a denser muffin, too!
While typing up this post, I heated one up and slathered some butter on it... Please note: I highly recommend slathering butter on a heated chocolate chip muffin. Trust me on this.