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Believe me, the Muffin Man does not exist. However, the Muffin Woman is definitely alive and kicking…or maybe cooking? Wow, sorry about that one. When did I turn into my mother and how do I stop the bad jokes!?

I tried to be better. I was in a weight loss competition with some colleagues at work and was doing really well. I had cut out all desserts and sweets and junk during the week, only allowing myself to indulge on the weekends. I even lost 4 pounds, just 1 pound shy of my goal.

But then the muffin cravings started up. See I normally eat a muffin for breakfast. Every day. Ever since the mid-90’s. We’re basically talking decades here…

Knowing that cutting the muffins out would help with the weight loss, I had converted to 2 pieces of toast for breakfast. It was great for a while, one piece with jam, one piece with peanut butter and honey. I had this down, the routine was set, the toaster was ready, heck, I was even ready…for the month that this lasted.

And then came the post about zucchini muffins, and now a post on orange chocolate chip muffins. Let’s not even start talking about all of my other favourite flavours. Like these. Or those. No wait, for sure these. Okay fine, you caught me, all of the flavours are my favourite flavour…

Seriously though these are really good. Sure they taste a bit like cake, sure I always eat them with jam, sure they aren’t the most waist friendly things I’ve ever had. What’s really important though is that these will a) make you more friends and b) make the morning that much brighter.

Just make them already.

Orange Chocolate Chip Muffins

1/2 cup butter             1 cup sugar

2 eggs                         1/2 cup sour cream

1/2 cup orange juice    Grated orange rind

2 cups flour                 1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda      Chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 400F.

Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.

Beat in eggs one at a time.

Add sour cream, orange rind and orange juice, mix well.

Combine flour, baking powder and baking soda. Fold into the creamed mixture.

Add chocolate chips and blend.

Bake for 18-22 minutes.


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