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Self-Rising Chocolate Chip Berry Muffins

Posted by ReganJonesRD
December 21, 2017
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Homemade muffins don't get any easier than these Self-Rising Chocolate Chip Berry Muffins.

Looking for an easy recipe to make for homemade muffins in the morning? It doesn't get any easier than these Self-Rising Chocolate Chip Berry Muffins. They're sure to be a family fave!

~by Regan Jones, RD

I'm not the best mom in the world.

I've come to accept that I'm not the mom who does fun crafts or volunteers frequently at school. I don't really enjoy board games and you can forget me gettin' out in the backyard to throw the football (and it's not because I'm not asked. A lot.) 

But what I lack in some memorable mom moments, I hope I make up for in food mini-traditions. 

Things like Panera Friday... the weekly breakfast visit my boys and I have been doing since my youngest was in pre-K. 

Homemade muffins don't get any easier than these Self-Rising Chocolate Chip Berry Muffins.

Pancake Wednesdays... a weekly breakfast tradition we enjoy that helps get us over the midweek slump. (My boys are a lot more excited to hop out of bed when they know hot buttermilk pancakes are waiting downstairs). 

Homemade muffins don't get any easier than these Self-Rising Chocolate Chip Berry Muffins.

I've recently added in Cinnamon Rolls Sundays... a new addition that popped up after I reclaimed my long lost bread-maker. 

Homemade muffins don't get any easier than these Self-Rising Chocolate Chip Berry Muffins.

And then of course, there's Muffin Monday... when I make a batch of muffins to start the week and use for snacks later in the week. 

Today's recipe is what I served this week for Muffin Monday: 


Homemade muffins don't get any easier than these Self-Rising Chocolate Chip Berry Muffins.

While I often fall back on this particularly quick and easy blueberry muffin recipe on Mondays (I sub in whole wheat flour for half of the recipe), I went a different route this week, thanks to The Recipe ReDux. 

Today marks the end of the 2017 season of ReDux and as is our tradition, we challenged members to grab a book and cook from it. I grabbed my go-to classic "Ultimate Southern Living Cookbook" and turned to page 17 (this is part of the ReDux fun... we turn to a page that relates to the year we're ending). But on page 17, I found no recipes. It was just an intro glossary of pantry staples. 

What I did find, though, was an entry for self-rising flour. Knowing that there was a self-rising flour recipe on KingArthurFlour.com I'd been wanting to make, I took some liberties with the theme and used page 17 as a jumping off place to take this recipe and make it my own. 

Homemade muffins don't get any easier than these Self-Rising Chocolate Chip Berry Muffins.

Part of the "tradition" whenever I serve something new in my house is to receive a rating for the dish, Dancing with the Stars style. My boys hold up an imaginary card with a number rating (you think blog audiences are tough? Try having a test tasting panel at every meal!) These muffins scored a 9 3/4 out of 10, making them a definite addition to our Muffin Monday line up. Like me, they're not perfect. But they're close enough that no one is complaining.

I hope you enjoy them. And if you have any food traditions you do with your family, I'd love to hear about them! 

~Regan

 

 


To see what other ReDux members are serving up this month, click over to the ReDux site:

Homemade muffins don't get any easier than these Self-Rising Chocolate Chip Berry Muffins.



Homemade muffins don't get any easier than these Self-Rising Chocolate Chip Berry Muffins.

An easy recipe for homemade muffins -- nothing is easier than these Self-Rising Chocolate Chip Berry Muffins
Homemade muffins don't get any easier than these Self-Rising Chocolate Chip Berry Muffins.

Self-Rising Chocolate Chip Berry Muffins

Yield

Makes 9 muffins

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups (170 g) self-rising flour (I used King Arthur)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup dried mixed berries
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup canola oil

Directions

*Recipe adapted from King Arthur Flour

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat 9 muffin cups pan with cooking spray or line pan muffin cups.
  2. Whisk together flour and sugar; stir in dried berries and mini chocolate chips.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine egg, vanilla, buttermilk and oil. Add to dry ingredients and stir until combined; do not overmix.
  4. Scoop batter into prepared muffin cups.
  5. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from oven and let cool.
Click for nutritional information
Calories 262
Carbohydrates 38.6g
Fiber 1.1g
Sugar 21.3g
Fat 10.7g
Protein 3.8g
Sodium 295mg
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ReganJonesRD

ReganJonesRD
Regan Jones is the Founding Editor and Sponsorship Director of HealthyAperture and is the author of the QUICK FIX KITCHEN Feature - a collection of recipes that focuses on shortcut cooking without shortcut taste. Her recipes largely focus on baked goods and desserts ranging from gluten free to sugar free to slightly indulgent eats for the entire family, but also include easy everyday recipes for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Jones is a registered dietitian and owner the web's most prominent portfolio of dietitian-owned websites, including HealthyAperture.com, TheRecipeReDux.com, BlogBrulee.com and RDs4Disclosure.org. She is also the host of the podcast, This Unmillennial Life, which was recently named New & Noteworthy on iTunes.
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