Sunday, April 24, 2011

White Chocolate & Strawberry Muffins






Hi ya’ll


Guess what, I saw Alvin and the Chipmunks for like the 87th time this weekend! Word. There are things in life, especially when you have a toddler that you are surely going to repeat a few times. Indy has a nice list of repeats.









Below are a few things.

1. See above (Alvin and the Chipmunks)


2. Chocolate Milk, this is a serious obsession that I am having trouble not using as a coercing item. Basically if I need the mini-me to move, I offer up the dark chocolate juice that calls her name. Please tell me I am not the only mom to do such things?? Anyone… *taps mic* Is this thing on?









Also while typing this out I just fed my girl a Cadbury Egg, her favorite and #1 reason she is potty trained. It’s starting to look like I have a serious problem with begging my daughter to do things with chocolate…she has it SOOOOO good.


Below is a chocolate recipe fit for begging a toddler or adult to do your bidding. So ladies..and gents – Make out that Honey do list and get your baking on.









PS. 2nd week of P90X completed

PPS. Thanks for all of your prayer requests, it was an honor to incorporate you & your family and friends into our Easter. I kept all your names on the chair next to me.









INGREDIENTS (makes 12)
{Printable Recipe}
Recipe delightfully borrowed off the back of a Ghirardelli Bar



¼ cup butter
½ cup sugar
1 egg
1 cup Milk
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 tbs baking powder
1 cup flour
8 oz White Chocolate, chopped
¾ cup, diced strawberries









DIRECTIONS

Pre-Heat your oven to 375.


Butter and Flour your muffin pan, add parchment to the very bottom of each muffin spot. This makes for very easy removal.









In a medium sized bowl, cream together the sugar & butter. Next, add in the egg, milk, and vanilla extract and stir until well combined.


In a large bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, and chopped white chocolate. Gradually add this into your wet items until just combined.









Now add in those gorgeous Strawberries. Stir only enough to evenly distribute them. This batter is quite lumpy, and that’s a good thing.









Fill your muffin cups ¾ of the way full.  Bake for 20-25 minutes for large muffins.


Now I'm off to run our Easter egg hunt.




42 comments:

Bakergirl said...

Your photos are beautiful & these look delicious! I love that they give you an excuse to have white chocolate for breakfast. Happy Easter! :)

Lyndsey said...

Mmmmm...these look especially good, perfect for a holiday! When my daughter was little it was Aladdin and Bambi that we, err...she watched over and over...

Fun and Fearless in Beantown said...

These muffins look gorgeous and might be a great inspiration for the carton of strawberries in my fridge right now!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

They look and sound so good! Wonderful.

Cheers,

Rosa

Michael Toa said...

Yummy muffins! I can certainly be bribed with these muffins :)
Thank you for the prayer. Happy Easter to you and your family.

Katrina (Betty Ray) said...

You can bribe me with those muffins any day!! They look delicious. And I have said Ghirardelli bar sitting on my counter for cheesecakes later in the week, but I could so go for these right now! Hmmm...

Congrats on completing Week 2 of the X. That stuff's no joke. :)

Lizzy said...

Mmmmm, mmmmmm....I think I've found my new favorite muffin! I used M & Ms to potty train my kids 20+ years ago...you've used a tried and true method ;) Happy Easter~

Mrs. Baron said...

THESE SOUND VERYYYY YUMMMMMMMMY!

Yummy Mummy said...

Chocolate was created #1 for moms, and #2 for moms to use to get their kids to do stuff they don't want to do ;)

These muffins are gorgeous with the fresh strawberries, and as usual, your photography is stunning. Happy Easter!

Marina @ http://www.yummymummykitchen.com

Leslie said...

I to bribed my kids with candy for potty training!!!
Oh and P90X..Kicked my ass! I could NOT STAND they Yoga!
Love the muffins!

Tia said...

mmm just the amount of sugar and fruit for the perfect snack or bfast!

Sarah said...

Sounds fantastic!

Roz from 'la bella vita' said...

This is perfect timing for you to post this recipe! I bought so many strawberries and was wanting some new recipes! I love this....your photos are great and I think it is so sweet how you say that you 'delightfully borrowed' the recipe from the back of the chocolate wrapper! and I love how you said "word" . . . reminds me of my son who used to say that when he was in college!

baking.serendipity said...

I have plenty of strawberries in my fridge too and these muffins are calling them! I don't think I've ever put white chocolate in a muffin before, but I'm definitely ready to :) Happy Easter and thank you for keeping my family in your prayers today :) Wishing you a fantastic week!

Yummy Team said...

Yummy muffins.. and lovely clicks!

natalia said...

We saw somw cartoons soooo many times ! I love your bribing too (and the delicious muffins !) Baci

Tamara said...

Fab muffins, they look so soft, delicious!

Design Wine and Dine said...

What mother doesn't do that?! I don't judge! These muffins would make just about anyone do anything!! Beautiful!!!! Love the photos too!

Michele said...

You are wonderful and so thougtful, what a kind gesture to pray for others. I think the strawberries in my fridge are begging me to make these muffins, they look divine!

Mamatkamal said...

Sounds fantastic! Those muffins look gorgeous!
Cheers

Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking said...

I hope you and your family had a great Easter, Jen. These muffins are breakfast perfection! Love the flavor - Couldn't we all use a little more chocolate before 10AM? Thanks for sharing these beauties! :)

aipi said...

Loved the combo of strawberries with white chocolate- gorgeous they look!
US Masala

Megan said...

These muffins are gorgeous! I'd just replace the white chocolate with dark chocolate because I'm not a huge fan of white chocolate... and then I'd find them absolutely heavenly.

teresa said...

oooh, love the white chocolate addition, what fabulous muffins!

cindy said...

White Chocolate makes everything better!
I am a big fan of prayer. Prayers of graditude are my favorite. Have a great day.

Rick said...

That looks so good and pretty! Better than singing chipmunks.

Pam said...

Your photos are great and the muffins look fantastic. Bribery works every time I guess. It was so kind of you with the prayers. You are a very thoughtful gal!

A SPICY PERSPECTIVE said...

I love to bake with fresh berries because th juices bleed through the baked gods. MMmmm!

Christine's Pantry said...

Sounds great. Will have to try this. Thanks for sharing!

Christine
christinespantry.blogspot.com

Kris Ngoei said...

I had watched "Up" last night for don't-know-how-many-times and still laughed over it and enjoyed so much. Believe these delicious chocolate and strawberry muffins would have that effect on me too :-)

Xinmei @ Pudding Pie Lane said...

Your daughter is a very lucky girl! I haven't yet seen Alvin and the Chipmunks, but I have no younger siblings to watch them with :( Maybe I shall invest time to watch it anyway :)
p.s. thank you for the prayer :)

Jazzy E (hivenn) said...

so pretty. x hivenn

Katie @ This Chick Cooks said...

Those muffins look great. Chocolate (M&M's to be exact) were the direct bribery we used for potty training :)

Fashion Meets Food said...

May I come live with you?! You always make some absolutely delicious and fabulous items.

xo

Rosemary said...

Just a delightful post! I love your spot on insights into raising your mini-me, not to mention your food! The combination of strawberries and chocolate is always perfect; never thought of muffin-izing them!

Clements Family said...

Great combination! That sounds AMAZING!

Treat and Trick said...

Great combo and looks tempting! Love your true and rustic photos too...

http://treatntrick.blogspot.com

Ali said...

Coincidence that I have a basket of close to over-ripened strawberries just waiting to be used? I think not.

Annalise said...

These muffins look absolutely delicious, perfect for this time of year. Thanks for sharing!

Danelle said...

Chocolate, the breakfast of champions. Love it! And my kids (and me) will love these muffins.

Joy said...

The muffins look gorgeous! My family would love these.

And tootsie pops are my go-to for my kid :)

Eliana said...

The idea of chocolate for breakfast sounds perfect to me.