Monday, January 31, 2011

Almond & Chocolate Chips Muffins

Found this recipe long time ago at Oprah site. Made few changes here and there; replaced cinnamon with cardamom, used almonds in place of pecans, almond extract in place of vanilla and most importantly Chocolate chips which I love to add in my baking goods. The result was very good ... they turned out delicious! Hopefully will be trying more variations :)

Almond & Chocolate Chips Muffins
Adapted from Oprah 
Recipe created by Tyler Florence

* Prep. Time : 10 minutes
* Cook Time : 20 minutes
* Makes : 8 muffins
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cardamom
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted & cooled slightly
  • 1/4 tsp. almond extract
  • 1/8 cup almonds, chopped
  • 1/8 to 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips

  • Preheat the oven to 190 C / 375 F. Brush the inside of each cup of a nonstick muffin pan with some of the melted butter. 
  • In a large bowl, sift flour and baking powder.
  • Add sugar, salt and cardamom into flour mixture.
  • In another bowl, combine the egg, milk, butter and vanilla, and mix well.
  • Fold the wet ingredients together with the dry until well blended.
  • Fold in the almonds and chocolate chips. 
  • Divide the batter equally into each cup. Sprinkle extra chopped almonds & chocolate chips on top.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until tests done when pierced with a skewer.
  • Let muffins cool in the pan for 5 minutes before serving.

This goes to the event Any One Can Cook - Series 14 , an event by Umm Mymoonah

Thank you for stopping by! Enjoy!!!


  1. wow..they look so plump n soft..perfectly baked :)

    US Masala

  2. Thanks Savitha, Akheela & Aipi for your compliment. Hope you will try it someday!

  3. Muffin looks very soft and spongy. Thank you for linking this yummy muffin with Any One Can Cook :)

  4. Thank you Ayeesha, Treat and Trick for liking
    it :)

  5. i'm so impressed after seeing ur various recipes. specially baking section. I have already made your cumin cookies twice this month. Thanks for sharing . happy to follow you

    Hamaree Rasoi

  6. Muffins look perfect dear. Like the way you presented.

  7. @ Deepa:
    Thank you so much Deepa for appreciating my efforts. You make my day! Thanks for visiting me and for following :)

    @ Viki:
    Thanks dear for your nice words. They tasted much better than they look :)


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