Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Brown Sugar

My daughter and I were cooking up a cauliflower casserole, and as I thought of a nicely warmed oven coming up to the 350 degree mark, I decided to use that energy to cook up some cupcakes for the kids' friends.

Rustling through the cabinets I found some organic brown sugar, chocolate chips from an earlier baking effort, vanilla, and we were off to the races.

3 cups of flour
3 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter
2 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/4 cup milk (we use lactaid)

  • In a bowl, mix or sift the salt, baking powder and flour together
  • Cream the sugar, vanilla extract and butter together with a hand-held mixer
  • Beat in the eggs as well. Once you have a creamy mix, fold in the flour mixture a little at a time. Then beat it to a consistent dough. D had a lovely time being in charge of all the mixing and folding in of the flour.
  • Once you have a smooth mixture, mix in the chocolate chips
  • Butter the cupcake tray, and pour in enough of the dough to take up about 3/4 of the cupcake sections
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 22 minutes
  • Pull out of the oven once the cupcakes have a pleasing brown tops, and test they are done by slowly pushing in a toothpick, and make sure there is no dough sticking to the toothpick. If there is, put them back in the over for 3 to 5 minutes
  • Let cool for 10 minutes and then serve. Ice at your discretion!
See a quick video below of the chaos that is our kitchen!

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The kids would definitely love to have such kind of stuff in the morning. It is good that parents do not have to take certain pains for making them eat!
Hi, recipes for toddlers
This version is a cupcake that is NOT v. low calorie. If you want to make this as a breakfast food, I'd cut down the sugar and butter by half and instead use apple sauce. I'll blog that soon (this week!)