3 cups all purpose flour, sifted
1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
pinch of salt
3/4 cup baking cocoa (not sweetened)
2 large eggs, beaten until creamy and yellow
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 to 1 cup buttermilk (or use plain milk)
2 cups Nestle's semi-sweet chocolate morsels
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line muffin tins with paper liners, if using, or spray with non stick coating. I do not use muffin papers.
Sift together dry ingredients, using a sieve, into a large mixing bowl.
Pour in liquid ingredients, which you may beat all together for ease in blending with dry ingredients. Do not overbeat, just whip enough to blend. A few lumps are fine.
Stir in semi-sweet morsels, or others of your choice.
Bake in preheated 400 degree F. oven for 15 (mini muffins) to 25 (jumbo) muffins, until top is risen and springs back when pushed with a fingertip.
Great with butter and jam. Also good plain, especially if briefly reheated so the chips are soft. Makes 48 mini or 18 jumbo muffins. May be frozen.
Not a NESTLÉ®-tested recipe.