Monday, November 10, 2014

Malt Buttermilk Muffins with Chocolate Chips

          A few months ago I came across a container of, Horlicks Malted Drink Powder and snapped it up. I have seen various cakes and cookie recipes that had that as an ingredient. Well they called for the chocolate version,not the original that I had purchased and didn't realize until I went to make a recipe with it. I refuse to be wasteful with ingredients and decided to make the recipe anyway and tweak it here and there. The muffins turned out really moist thanks to my addition of buttermilk and the malt powder gave the muffins a nice wholesome flavor.

By the way, did anyone grow up drinking this? I think our version of this in the U.S. is Ovaltine? I didn't drink it growing up but remember always wanting it after watching A Christmas Story!

Malt Buttermilk Muffins with Chocolate Chips

1-3/4 cups All-purpose Flour
1/2 cup Malted Milk Powder
1/3 cup Sugar
1 TBS Baking Powder
1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
1/4 tsp. Salt
3/4 cup Buttermilk
1/3 cup Vegetable Oil
2 tsp. Vanilla
1 Large Egg
1/3 cup Mini Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips

Preheat oven to 400 degrees or 200 celsius. Line a muffin tin with cupcake liners and set aside.

In a large bowl,whisk together the flour,malted milk powder,sugar,baking powder,baking soda, and salt.

In another bowl,whisk together the buttermilk,oil,vanilla, and egg. Add the wet ingredients into the dry and mix just until combined. Gently fold in the chocolate chips. Divide batter evenly among the liners.

Bake until golden brown,about 18-22 minutes. Cool for 2 minutes in pan before removing to wire rack to cool completely. 

Yield: 12 Muffins
Source: Kitchenmonki