Wandered Into the Kitchen Again



I started cleaning my sewing room Monday, and intended to work in there again today. However, I found these raspberries languishing in the refrigerator and decided to add purpose to their short lifespan. Do I know how to procrastinate, or what? 

Raspberry and Chocolate Muffins

1 egg or 1/4 c. egg substitute
1/2 c. milk
1/4 c. canola oil
1 c. whole wheat pastry flour
1 c. unbleached white flour
1/2 c. sugar or 1/4 c. Splenda baking mix
2 tsps. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. fresh raspberries
Semi-sweet chocolate chips 

melted butter
1/3 c. sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon

Heat oven to 400(F). Coat bottom of 12 standard muffin cups with nonstick spray. 
Beat egg; stir in milk and oil. Mix in dry ingredients just until flour is moistened. (Batter should be lumpy). Fold in raspberries and a small handful of chocolate chips. 
Fill muffin cups 2/3 full. Bake 18-22 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately remove from pan and cool on rack.  
To prepare topping, melt butter or substitute of your choice in one small bowl; combine sugar and cinnamon in another. Dip cooled muffins into melted butter, then into sugar/cinnamon mixture. Enjoy! 

23 thoughts on “Wandered Into the Kitchen Again

    1. I have a small, convection/microwave above the stove that I use for baking. It doesn’t seem to heat the kitchen like the regular oven. I also have a ceiling fan in there that is priceless!


  1. Yummy! Chocolate and berries! They look delicious, Patti! I’ll put my coffee pot on and grab a cyber bite. 🙂 Okay, I know. I’ll have to get some chocolate and berries and make my own. Thank you for sharing your recipe!


    1. Smart girl! Cyber bites are calorie free. I think mini chocolate chips would be better. These have 2-3 chips per muffin, but they are rather large chips. Still yummy, though. You’re welcome.


    1. I don’t kid around when it comes to muffins, Patti. 🙂 They’re about 150 calories each w/o the chocolate chips, and I try to make wise choices on the ingredients.


  2. Yum. O. Could you please send me one over the internet? I’m about due for a little treat with my Starbucks right about now.


    1. Better still, I ate it for you! Now, please pass the Starbucks this way…What do you order from Starbucks? Do you have a particular favorite, or do you like variety?


  3. I’m frugal. The plain, ol’ regular–black, no cream/sugar–and I sprinkle a little (free) cinammon in it with the swirly stick thingy. Sometimes, if I’m feeling daring, I might order the flavor of the day. Now, if I’m home, I’ll break open my freshly ground bag of Sumatra (very bold) and make a pot from there. Have to watch the caffeine though. Not good for my bone density. 😦


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