Jane vs Shoprite’s Chocolate Chip Muffin
You may or may not know that I live in a blended family.
The kids are now all out of the house but when Marc first moved in with his two boys, they were in 4th and 6th grade. As you can imagine, there were a lot of adjustments to make. Schedules, bathroom time, pick ups, after school activities, and larger shopping trips to the supermarket were all in store.
But the biggest adjustment (for me anyway), was the type of food that started showing up in the house. Pop tarts? Sugary cereals? Corn chips that were not GMO free? Oh my!! I had my work cut out for me.
Fast forward 11 years . . . and happy to say things greatly improved. I was able to switch the boys from many of their old comfort foods with Jane-approved replacements. It’s all good . . . well mostly.
Every once in a while, when the boys are home, Marc comes home from the supermarket with a plastic container containing 6 giant muffins (typically carrot, corn, or chocolate chip). You know, the huge kind that are filled with refined flour, inflammatory fats, and waaay too much sugar.
So the last time his son was home and requested chocolate chip muffins, I decided to make a fresh homemade batch. With chocolate chips. And that’s how the following nutritious, fiber-filled and protein-packed recipe was born.
I am NOT going to tell you that these are as fluffy and big and sweet as their store counterparts. I WILL tell you that the boys loved them and gobbled them up!
And look what I saved them from eating . . . phew!
Bleached Flour, Slim Milk, Sugar, Chocolate Chips (Chocolate Liquor, Cocoa, Water, Dextrose, and Lecithin), Soybean and/or Cottonseed Oil, Whole Eggs, Corn Syrup, Dutch Cocoa, Baking Powder (Baking Soda, Sodium Aluminum Phosphate, Calcium Sulfate, Mono Calcium Phosphate), Modified Food Starch, Propylene Glycol Monoesters, Mono and Diglycerides, Artificial Flavor, Potassium Sorbate (Preservative), Xanthan Gum, Alginate, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Guar Gum.
One other thing I will say about this recipe is that it is very versatile. Sub the chocolate chips with fresh fruit like blueberries or raspberries, peaches or apples. Or use half shredded carrots or zucchini and some raisins or dried cranberries. The possibilities are endless.
Check out Jane’s ‘No More Shoprite’ Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe HERE.
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