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Chocolate Streusel-Topped Choco Chip Oat Muffins

Chocolate Streusel-Topped Choco Chip Oat MuffinsTopped with chocolate streusel and loaded with chocolate chips, these oat muffins are sure to please. Ideal for breakfast or as a snack anytime of the day.

Recipe Ingredients:

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

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 brown sugar, packed
1/3 cup canola 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.
  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, brown sugar, oil and egg; blend well.
  5. Make a well in center of dry ingredients; pour wet ingredients into well; stir just until ingredients are combined. (Do not overmix.)
  6. Fill muffin cups three fourths full. Top with reserved streusel, about a heaping tablespoon per muffin; pat down gently.
  7. Bake 20 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool muffins in pan on wire rack 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from pan onto wire rack to continue cooling.
  8. Serve warm or cold.

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.

Recipe and photograph by Hope Pryor; copyright © 2018; property of CooksRecipes.com. See Terms of Use.