Surprise Chocolate Chip Muffins

Surprise! There's a tasty pocket of cream cheese that bakes in sweet and easy chocolate chip muffins.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 45 min
  • Servings 12

Ingredients

Filling

1
package (3 oz) cream cheese, softened
1
tablespoon sugar
1
tablespoon milk

Muffins

1
cup milk
1/3
cup vegetable oil
1
egg
2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/2
cup sugar
2
teaspoons baking powder
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips

  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. Grease bottoms only of 12 regular-size muffin cups with shortening or spray, or line with paper baking cups. In small bowl, mix all filling ingredients until smooth; set aside.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat milk, oil and egg with fork or wire whisk. Stir in remaining muffin ingredients just until flour is moistened. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups.
  • 3 Place about 1 rounded teaspoon filling on batter in each muffin cup. Top with remaining batter.
  • 4 Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately remove from pan to cooling rack (may need to run knife around side of muffins to loosen). Cool 5 minutes. Serve warm or cool.

Expert Tips

Sprinkle sugar over muffin batter before baking for a sweet finish.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Muffin
Calories
270
(
Calories from Fat
130),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
15g
15%
(Saturated Fat
4 1/2g,
4 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
25mg
25%;
Sodium
220mg
220%;
Total Carbohydrate
31g
31%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
14g
14%
),
Protein
4g
4%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.