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Oat Chocolate Chip Streusel Muffins

No recipe image available.Irresistible oat muffins loaded with chocolate chips and a cocoa streusel topping.

Recipe Ingredients:

Streusel:
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons baking cocoa
2 tablespoons butter, melted

Muffins:
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup quick or old fashioned oats
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 large egg, lightly beaten

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Line 12 medium muffin cups with paper baking cups or grease bottoms only with vegetable shortening.
  2. For Streusel: In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients, mixing well. Set aside.
  3. For Muffins: In a large bowl, combine flour, oats, chocolate chips, baking powder, baking soda and salt, mixing well.
  4. In medium bowl, combine buttermilk, honey, oil and egg; blend well. Add to dry ingredients all at once; stir just until dry ingredients are moistened. (Do not overmix.)
  5. Fill muffin cups three fourths full. Sprinkle with reserved streusel, patting gently.
  6. Bake 20 to 22 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool muffins in pan on wire rack 5 minutes. Remove from pan.
  7. Serve warm.

Makes 12 muffins.

Tip: No buttermilk on hand? Substitute with soured milk: Place 2 teaspoons white vinegar in a glass measuring cup and add milk to measure 2/3 cup. Let set for a minute or two, then proceed with recipe.