Strawberry CC Muffins

So last night John and I were sitting around when we realized there was not ONE baked good in the entire house!! Horror of horrors how did this happen??? We decided it was time for some muffins... but what kind? How about blueberry? Hmmm out of all types of frozen fruit... Banana??? None in the freezer and the ones on the counter were too far away from being ripe... Pumpkin??? Seriously... we don't have ANY pumpkin in the house??? But there is ALWAYS a can of pumpkin in the house!? Huh... now what?

I'll tell you now what... 2 containers of strawberry yogurt and some chocolate chips later... we had these bad boys!


I wouldn't tell John what they were, I didn't want to influence him by how weird they sounded... but in the end we both liked them :) I mean strawberries and chocolate totally go together :) why not in muffin form!

Steph chows strawberry chocolate chip muffins
recipe by steph chows

Blueberry Muffins
1.5 cups whole wheat flour
1/4 cup splenda granulated (or 1/4 cup white sugar)
1.5 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
dash salt
1/2 cup apple sauce (I use unsweetened)
2, 6 oz containers fat free or low fat strawberry yogurt
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla
zest of 1 lemon
1/2 cup chocolate chips

topping
1 tbsp slivered almonds
2 tbsp firmly packed brown sugar
1 tablespoons whole wheat flour
1 tablespoons agave nectar
1/4 cup uncooked regular oats

Pulse almonds 2 or 3 times in a blender or food processor until chopped. Add brown sugar and 1 tablespoon flour; process 5 seconds. Add agave; pulse 5 or 6 times or until mixture is crumbly. Stir in oats; set aside.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees and spray 12 muffin cups with pam.

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.

In another bowl blend apple sauce, yogurt, egg and vanilla thoroughly. Stir the wet mixture into the flour mixture just until combined. The batter will be very thick.

Add the blueberries and stir gently. Divide the batter between the 12 cups (they will be very full cups) sprinkle with topping, and bake for 6 minutes at 425, reduce heat to 350 and continue cooking for 12-14 minutes, or until tester inserted into center comes out mostly clean. Cool completely on wire rack.


Happy New Years Eve!!! What do you all have planned for tonight??

17 chews:

Natalie said...

If Neopolitann ice cream works, then I say anything with strawberry and chocolate will work!

I am going to dinner tonight with friends, but thats it. Kyle has to work until about 1 am and I have a fractured ankle. BOO. But I hope you have a great New Years Eve!

Mags said...

Of course those flavors go together....think chocolate covered strawberries!

They look yummy Steph.

MK said...

You can put chocalte with anything and it works! Muffins sound delicious!!

Tonight I'm drinking a cheap bottle of champagne while watching Dick Clark count down to the new year. Keeps me off the road and out of the way of all the drunks trying to make it home....

See you in 2010!

Kat said...

these sound delicious, I've found that yoghurt goes really well into muffins, makes the texture more tender somehow.
Happy New Year!

I like the combo! And I bet the yogurt made them really moist. Your so good at improvising! Happy New Year!

ktbwood said...

yumm those look good girl!
have a great NYE!

stephchows said...

thanks guys!! and happy new year to everyone!!!! All your plans sound good to me :) hope you all had fun!

John and I went out for a nice dinner then home for movie night, nice and mellow just how I like it :)

strawberry and chocolate? YUM! I know I'd love this. Happy new year to you!

I finally get back to your blog after a way-too-long absence and it's a muffin recipe!!!! Love it :) You're so awesome for how you can throw things together. Happy New Year, Steph Chows!!

Jamie said...

Yum these look and sound great! And I love your horror over not having baked goods in the house - I went through a similar crisis moment last night:)

Alison said...

These muffins looks great! I'm glad I found your blog!!

Jenna said...

Hi there! I just started my own blog- http://savorandstretch.blogspot.com/ - and was hoping to find other food bloggers in the Rochester area so I was thrilled to come across your blog! I'm excited to keep reading!

Jenna

Anonymous said...

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stephchows said...

purple fodie- glad you like the combo!

sarah- glad to have you back!!

Jamie- hahaha it is a horror isn't it!

Alison- thanks for stopping by!

Jenna- welcome to the world of blogging :) It's always fun to find another local!

Anonymous- LOL thanks :) I plan on it!

stephchows said...

purple fodie- glad you like the combo!

sarah- glad to have you back!!

Jamie- hahaha it is a horror isn't it!

Alison- thanks for stopping by!

Jenna- welcome to the world of blogging :) It's always fun to find another local!

Anonymous- LOL thanks :) I plan on it!

Jamie said...

Yum these look and sound great! And I love your horror over not having baked goods in the house - I went through a similar crisis moment last night:)

I like the combo! And I bet the yogurt made them really moist. Your so good at improvising! Happy New Year!

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