Chocolate Chip and Mango Muffin

The most common recipes I encounter for muffins calls for blueberries. However, blueberries can be pretty expensive since they are not usually grown locally. This muffin is using ripe mangoes which are commonly available in the market all year round. The mango gives this muffin a summery tropical feel that you got to try.

Ingredients:
For the muffin:
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 tablespoon buttermilk powder dissolved in 1/2 cup milk (or water)
1 cup mango, seeded and diced
1/2 cup chocolate chips

For the coconut streusel:
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon white sugar
3 tablespoons desiccated coconut
1 pinch salt

Procedures:
1. In a bowl, beat the butter, sugar, and salt until smooth. Add one egg and beat until completely blended. Add the second egg and beat again.
2. In a separate bowl, combine the flour and baking powder. Stir into the butter mixture alternately with the buttermilk in 3 parts. Toss the chocolate chips in flour (to avoid sinking at the bottom of muffin) then fold into the batter together with the mango.Fill the prepared muffin cups.
3. To prepare the coconut streusel, combine flour, the cinnamon, sugar, the coconut, and 1 pinch of salt in a small bowl. Mix in butter until completely incorporated into the flour. Sprinkle on top of the filled muffin cups.
4. Bake in preheated oven at 350F for 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted at the middle comes our clean.

Brownie Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

This is a twist from the regular Oreo cor Graham crusted cheesecake that we usually have. You may also use the brownie recipe posted here (http://filipinostylerecipe.com/2014/04/chewy-brownies/) if you don’t have a boxed brownie and just cut the recipe ingredients in half.


Ingredients:
1 box (19 oz) brownie mix
4 packs cream cheese, softened
1 cup sour cream
1 cup sugar
4 eggs
2 teaspoon vanila
2 tablespoon flour
1/2 cup mini chocolate chip

Procedures:
1. Grease bottom of 9 inch springform pan. Prepare brownie based on package instruction . Spread evenly on the prepared pan and bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees for 5 minutes less than stated in the package.Remove from oven and let it cool while preparing the cheesecake.

2. In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add eggs, sour cream, vanilla and mix until well combined. Add flour and mix until just combined.

3. Cover the chocolate chips with flour to avoid from sinking into the bottom. Fold in the chocolate chips into the cheesecake mixture.

4. Pour the cheesecake mixture over the brownie crust and bake for 45 minutes. Open the oven and let the cheesecake sit for 30 minutes to an hour before removing i. Cool completely before putting in the refrigerator.

Graham Chocolate Chip Cookies

Filipino Style Recipe: Graham Chocolate Chip Cookies is another variety of cookies that can be served together with milk.

Ingredients:
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup brown sugar,packed
1 egg
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cup crushed grahams
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar using an electric mixer until creamy, around 3 minutes.Beat in the egg and vanilla extract until well combined.
2. In another bowl, combine the crushed grahams, flour, baking soda and salt. Gradually add the dry mixture into the butter mixture and mix using spatula until just combined.
3. Stir in half of the chocolate chips.
4. Scoop batter using a medium cookie scoop and drop into baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Top cookies with remaining chocolate chips.
5.Bake into pre heated oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and let it cool before transferring to wire rack to cool completely.

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

Filipino Style Recipe: This chocolate chip cookies recipe gives you a double dose of chocolate goodness.

Ingredients:
1 pack butter or margarine, softened
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all purpose flour
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a large mixing bowl, beat margarine and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla extract and beat again until well combined.
2. In another bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, and baking soda. Add into the batter and mix well blended. Fold in the chocolate chips.
3. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls on ungreased cookie sheets.
4. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes at 350 degrees Farenheit.Remove from the oven and cool for 3-5 minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.

Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Frosting

Filipino Style Recipe: Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Frosting has a thick consistency similar to chocolate chip cookie dough. The sweetness of frosting is balanced by the cream cheese . This can be use to frost any cupcake specially my favorite red velvet cupcake.

Good for 30 cupcakes

Ingredients:
4 ounce (half pack) cream cheese, softened
5 tablespoon butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup flour
2/3 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoon milk, can be adjusted to achieve desired consistency
3 cups confectioner’s sugar, can be adjusted to achieve desired consistency
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

Ingredients:
1. In a mixer, cream butter and sugar at medium speed until smooth (around 4 minutes).
2. Add vanilla, flour and brown sugar then continue mixing until well blended.
3. Add the milk and confectioner’s sugar then beat until you reach the desired consistency. It will be a bit thick like a cookie dough. Add milk if you feel it is too thick or add confectioner’s sugar if it is too thin.
4. Fold in the chocolate chips.
5. Frost your cupcakes. You can use a piping bag or just scoop it on top.

Chocolate Chip Crumb Muffins

Filipino Style Recipe: Chocolate Chip Crumb Muffins is very easy to prepare recipe for novice bakers. Perfect for giveaway to friends and meryenda (mid-afternoon snack) for your kids. They will definitely love the chocolate in every bite and the crunch of the crumb toppings.

Good for 6 muffins

Ingredients:
Muffin Mixture:
1 1/2 cup flour
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon buttermilk powder
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 egg
1/3 cup milk
1 cup chocolate chips

Crumb Mixture:
1/4 cup brown sugar
4 tablespoon flour
2 tablespoon butter, melted
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a large mixing bowl, mix flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and buttermilk powder until well combined. Set aside.
2. In a one cup measuring cup, put the vegetable oil and egg then add with milk just enough to fill the cup and stir a bit.
3. Add the oil mixture to the dry mixture and mix until just combined.
4. Use as few strokes as possible, fold in the chocolate chips. Set aside.

Part 2
1. To make the crumb topping, combine the sugar, flour, butter, and cinnamon then mix until it forms small crumbs.

Part 3
1. In a greased muffin pan lined with muffin cups, fill in the muffin mixture until almost full.
2. Sprinkle the crumbs on top then bake in preheated oven over 350 Fahrenheit for 20 minutes.
3. Let it cool for 5 minutes before serving.

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Filipino Style Recipe: Chocolate chip oatmeal cookies is a quick and easy to prepare dish. The cookies are chewy, not too soft nor crispy. You can replace the chocolate chips with nuts or raisins for variety.

Good for 24 cookies

Ingredients:
3 eggs, beaten
1 cup chocolate chips
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 cups quick cooking oats

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine eggs, vanilla, and raisin then mix well. Set aside for an hour.
2. Sift together the flour, cinnamon, and baking soda. Set aside.
3. In a large bowl, cream the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar.
4. Add the flour mixture and mix until blended. Stir in the oats and chocolate chips.

Part2
1. In a cookie sheet, drop a spoon of mixture about 2 inches apart.
2. Bake into pre-heated oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes or until light brown.
3. Remove from oven and let it cool for about 5 minutes before transferring to wire rack to cool completely.