I’ve never had much luck baking muffins. They either seem to come out too dense, or too flat without that trademark muffin crackle on top. But! At last, I seem to have found a recipe that works for me and seems to be pretty adaptable to whatever filling you fancy. Me? I’m never not fancying a bit (a lot) of chocolate, and to be extra fancy – instead of making just plain old chocolate chip muffins – I added some hazelnut praline for an extra crunch. 🙂
Chocolate Chip Praline Muffins (makes 12)
- 150g Plain flour
- 100g Self-raising flour
- 150g caster sugar
- 90ml vegetable oil
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 large egg
- 250ml milk
- 2 tsp baking powder
- Sea salt for sprinkling
- 150g chocolate chips (as well as a little melted chocolate for drizzling)
- 100g hazelnut praline (you can find my recipe here)
- Preheat the oven to 200° and line a muffin tray with paper cases.
- Sift together all the dry ingredients (the flours, baking powder, cinnamon, caster sugar, chocolate, and 50g of the praline). In a separate bowl, whisk together all the wet ingredients. Pour your wet mix into your dry mix and stir. You want a runny, lumpy mixture – so don’t over stir or worry if the mixture isn’t perfectly smooth.
- Separate into the muffin cases, then bake for 20 minutes until well-risen.
- Whilst still warm, drizzle with melted chocolate and sprinkle with the rest of the praline and sea salt. 🙂
Have a lovely weekend everyone! ♡