Mini Chocolate Chip Muffins

These mini chocolate chip muffins are tender, moist  and easy to make. Your whole family will love them.

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Welcome to the third annual #BrunchWeek hosted by Terri from Love and Confections and Shaina from Take A Bite Out Of Boca. We are so excited to have you join us this year!  Celebrate Brunch with us this week as we prepare for Mother’s Day. 30 Bloggers from around the country will showcase their best brunch dishes, from cocktails to casseroles, breakfast breads, sandwiches and salads – there is something for everyone! Our amazing Sponsors have donated some great prizes for the #BrunchWeek giveaway. Thank you so much, Sponsors, for your generosity. We have an incredible giveaway below and we’d love if you would take a moment to read about them all and what you can possibly win!

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Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins

Ingredients:

1 cup flour
1/2 cup Dixie Crystal Cane Sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup Mini Pacari Chocolate Chips
1/3 cup plain yogurt
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon Nielsen Massey vanilla paste
1 large egg lightly beaten

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Line two mini muffin tins with paper cups. In a medium bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder and mini Chocolate Chips. In another medium bowl combine yogurt, oil, vanilla paste and egg. Combine dry and wet ingredients with a whisk until just combined. Divide the batter evenly among muffin tins. Bake 12-15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of one of the muffins comes out clean

Take a look at what the #BrunchWeek Bloggers are creating today!



BrunchWeek Beverages:

Blueberry Sangria from Love and Confections

Spring-Infused Lemon Drop from Culinary Adventures with CamillaBloody Margarita from The Suburban Soapbox

BrunchWeek Egg Dishes:

Caramelized Onion, Swiss Chard, Mushroom and Alpine Cheddar Croissant Strata from Taste Cook Sip

Crab Cake Eggs Benedict from The Redhead Baker

Fried Eggs with Kale and Mushrooms from Hip Foodie Mom

Chimichurri Breakfast Sandwich from Healthy Delicious

Chile Relleno Quiche from Cooking in Stilettos

Asparagus, Brie and Smoked Salmon Omelet from girlichef

Braised Leeks with Poached Eggs from Jane’s Adventures in Dinner

BrunchWeek Breads, Grains and Pastries:

Savory Pancetta and Cheddar Waffles from The Little Ferraro Kitchen

Avocado Toast Bar from Sarcastic Cooking

Maple Cinnamon Scones from Pink Cake Plate

Mocha Nut Granola from greens & chocolate

Almond Poppyseed Madeleines from {i love} my disorganized life

Berry Cacao Nib Scone Cakes from The Spiffy Cookie

Spiced Pear Oatmeal from Making Miracles

Overnight Cinnamon Bread French Toast from That Skinny Chick Can Bake

Nutty Chocolatey Oatmeal Muffins from A Day in the Life on the Farm

Vanilla Orange Scones from Sew You Think You Can Cook

Sour Cream and Dark Chocolate Oat Bread from Bread Booze Bacon

Cherry Vanilla Almond Granola from Cupcakes & Kale Chips

Mini Chocolate Chip Muffins from My Catholic Kitchen

BrunchWeek Main Dishes:

Breakfast Wraps from Big Bear’s Wife

Brunch Charcuterie Cheese Board from Quarter Life (Crisis) Cuisine

BrunchWeek Fruits, Vegetables and Sides:

Whipped Yogurt and Ricotta with Figs and Honey from Take A Bite Out of Boca

Gluten Free Swiss Chard and Mushroom Galette from It Bakes Me Happy

BrunchWeek Desserts:

Mini Creamsicle Bundt Cake with Vanilla Bean Glaze from It’s Yummi

Lemon Bars from Chelsea’s Messy Apron

Chocolate Walnut Macarons with Salted Caramel from Baking a Moment

 

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Prize #1: Bob’s Red Mill is giving one winner a Pie Plate, Gluten-Free Oats, Gluten-Free Pie Crust Mix, Gluten-Free 1-to-1 Baking Flour and a Bob’s Red Mill Flour Sack Towel.

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About Bob’s Red Mill: Trust, honesty and integrity. The three principles their business is built on. Their packaging is a great example of this commitment: clear bags that let you see the high quality of every one of their products. By producing the very best in whole grain foods, they are able to fulfill their commitment to help look after more and more people through better nutrition.
Prize #2: Cabot Cheese is giving one winner a Gift Box with a selection of Cabot Cheeses as well as a Cheese Board and Knife.

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About Cabot Cheese: Cabot blends state-of-the-art facilities and a savvy entrepreneurial spirit, with the timeless values a personal commitment to quality that comes from being 100% owned by their farm families. Cabot is a cooperative owned and operated by their members, dairy farmers and their families throughout New England and Upstate New York. Cabot products include Cheese, Yogurt, Dips, Butter and Whipped Cream.
Prize #3: Dixie Crystals is giving one winner a Wilton Master Tip Decorating Kit along with a 4lb bag of Granulated Sugar, 2lb bag of Powdered Sugar and 2lb bag of Light Brown Sugar.

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About Dixie Crystals: Since 1917, Dixie Crystals® has been the South’s choice for high-quality sugar and sweeteners. Our pure cane sugar products are all natural, non-GMO and provide consistently delicious results.

Prize #4:California Walnuts is giving one winner a Classic Series 4.5-Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer in white.

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About California Walnuts: The California Walnut Board was established in 1948 to represent the walnut growers and handlers of California. The board is funded by mandatory assessment of the handers and the California Walnut Commission, established in 1987 is funded by mandatory assessments of the growers. More than 99% of the walnuts in U.S. are grown in the fertile soils of California’s Central Valley. Internationally, California walnuts supply three-quarters of the world’s walnut trade. Sustainability is important to the California walnut industry. The California Walnut Board has supported sustainable growing practices through its production research program for over 20 years.
Prize #5:Le Creuset is giving one winner a set of their new Revolution® Bi-Material Utensils. The pliable combination of flexible silicone and rigid glass-filled nylon allows Revolution cooking utensils to conform to the edges of pots and pans, making it easy to stir, scoop and serve your favorite chili recipe to family and friends.

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About Le Creuset: Respect for tradition and authenticity has been Le Creuset’s guiding principle since 1925, yet our innovative designs and exceptional quality ensure that we remain relevant today. The Le Creuset signature color, Flame, was born in this first piece. With their new ability to pigment the enamel glaze, Desaegher and Aubecq modeled their first color after the intense orange hue of molten cast iron inside a cauldron (“creuset” in French). We still manufacture our cast iron in the original foundry, with each piece passing through the hands of 15 skilled artisans to ensure flawless perfection. With the consistent qualities of authenticity, originality and innovation, Le Creuset maintains a connection to both heritage and modernity.
Prize #6:KitchenAid is giving one winner a Maximum Extraction Juicer. The KitchenAid® Maximum Extraction Juicer (slow juicer) gives you more juice with less prep work, featuring a patented two-stage blade and auger system and wide chute. This juicer also comes with 3 pulp screens for low pulp, high pulp and sauces. Perfect for hard, soft or leafy fruits and vegetables.

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About KitchenAid: In 1919 our iconic Stand Mixer was born. And from that stemmed an entire kitchen of high-performance appliances-all created with the same attention to detail, quality craftsmanship, versatile technology and timeless design. As the only appliance brand that only makes things for the kitchen, we continue to keep pushing the limits with our products so you can keep doing the same with everything you create. So, here’s to you, your kitchen and the delicious world that surrounds us all.

Prize #7:Nielsen-Massey is giving one winner 2-oz bottles of their entire line of flavor extracts: Pure Almond Extract, Pure Lemon Extract, Pure Orange Extract, Pure Chocolate Extract, Pure Coffee Extract, Pure Peppermint Extract, Rose Water and Orange Blossom Water

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About Nielsen-Massey: Nielsen-Massey has been crafting world-class vanillas and flavors since 1907. It is still a family owned business today and focuses on quality and its customers. Nielsen-Massey uses a cold extraction process for making its vanillas, which preserves more than 300 distinctive flavor compounds present in vanilla beans. Nielsen-Massey product can be purchased at Williams-Sonoma and all of their products are gluten-free, allergen-free, GMO-free and Kosher. Nielsen-Massey also has a line of organic vanillas available as well.

Prize #8:Pacari Premium Organic Chocolate is giving one winner a gift box which includes: 8 bars (3 Single Region Bars, 1 Raw 70% (multi-award winner), 4 Andean Flavors Collection Bars (Salt and Nibs, Lemongrass (award winner), Merken and Andean Blueberry, 2 chocolate covered boxes: 1 Banana and 1 Goldenberries (award winner), and Dry Cacao Beans.

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About Pacari Chocolate: Pacari Chocolate is a line of premium organic chocolate and is the first single-origin organic chocolate entirely made in Ecuador. We carefully select the finest ingredients and work in small batches in order to bring you an unforgettable chocolate experience. All of the ingredients are 100% organic and produced according to fair and equitable standards. Each of our single-region, raw and specialty chocolate products is crafted to maintain the complex flavor profile of the Arriba Nacional cacao bean. We partner directly with over 3000 small-scale cacao growers to preserve their traditional way of farming, thereby safeguarding the biodiversity of cacao in Ecuador. We undertake a number or sustainability programs for the benefit of the cacao-growing communities with which we work. The founders and owners are a young couple that around 10 years ago started with a vision of making the best organic chocolate at the source of the best cacao in the world and paying the farmers that grow it twice market prices.

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About Woot Froot: The story of Woot Froot began 25 years ago, when owner Kim Gaarde (Mama Woot) was growing and selling nearly every variety of peach and nectarine to places near and far. But that all changed when 10 years ago, she wondered why no one had started selling fresh cut peaches and nectarines. After many years of research, trial and error – not to mention naysayers, Woot Froot freshly sliced peaches and nectarines was finally created! Over 500 varieties of peaches were tested for flavor and texture to ensure that you received that “bite right flavor”! In fact, many people believe the softness equates ripeness.  Not true at all. We have a special formula that is just the right firmness and brix (sugar) to get great consistent flavor without getting puree in a bag. Woot Froot is a woman-owned, family business. Along with peaches and nectarines, Woot Froot also offers freshly sliced pears and de-stemmed red grapes year round!  Peaches and nectarines are available June – October while in season. Woot Froot sliced peaches and nectarines will stay ready to eat for a whopping 21 days in your fridge! And even better, they use all natural ingredients and preservatives to ensure that your fruit stays flavorful and fresh from day 1 to day 18.

Prize #11:Grimmway Farms, Cal-Organic and True Juice is giving one winner a Ninja Professional Blender with food processor and single serve blender, assortment of True Organic Juice Blends, and a package of Grimmway Carrots and Cal-Organic veggies. Grimmway carrots and Cal-Organic veggies are enjoyed fresh and whole, or as part of a delicious smoothie – which is why we thought you’d love the Ninja blender to help you make some! Don’t trust your own culinary skills to make your own juices and smoothies?! We decided to throw in some of our own True Juices for you to try as well!

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10 Responses to “Mini Chocolate Chip Muffins”

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    Barb — May 4, 2015 at 5:48 am

    This is great! My kids always want me to buy the packaged chocolate-chip muffins to put in their lunchboxes. I’m sure homemade would taste WAY better 🙂

    How do you enter the contest?

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    • vgantley — May 4th, 2015 @ 5:56 am

      The raflecopter under the onions.

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      • Barb — May 4th, 2015 @ 6:08 am

        Rafflecopter didn’t pop up until after I’d left a comment. How odd! Thanks!

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    Barb — May 4, 2015 at 6:09 am

    My favorite brunch dish is a Mexican omelet. They make these at my local diner. Onions, green peppers, Monterey Jack cheese. And I enjoy going to brunch with my husband.

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    Abigail — May 4, 2015 at 6:45 am

    These mini-muffins are the perfect breakfast treat for Mother’s Day! Am sure my kids would be totally delighted!

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    Liz — May 4, 2015 at 5:15 pm

    My family would love these, Vonnie! Any excuse to eat chocolate for breakfast is OK by them 🙂

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    Shaina — May 4, 2015 at 10:14 pm

    Not sure if I’ve ever seen a more perfect muffin! You can never go wrong with a classic chocolate chip flavor.

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    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie — May 5, 2015 at 7:24 am

    I make mini cupcakes all the time but somehow don’t think to make mini muffins. How dangerously poppable these are.

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    Becca from It's Yummi! — May 5, 2015 at 9:54 am

    These adorable muffins look perfectly poppable!

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    Wendy, A Day in the Life on the Farm — May 5, 2015 at 10:53 am

    Great minds Veronica. Your muffins are adorable

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