Happy Family Day!

This is the first year that M and I fully get to enjoy a proper family day. McGinty quite thoughtfully dumped the new holiday on the Monday of Reading Week, so while we were students, we hardly noticed its coming and going. This year, we slept in, gloriously languishing under our warm duvet until Mocha started jumping all over us.

Muffins are a late morning breakfast. They come together fast and bake while you drink your first cup of coffee. They wake you up in the gentliest, tastiest way possible.


This is just a simple, humble, chocolate chip, whole wheat muffin. The ingredients are so familiar, the same ingredients I pull out any number of times in a week in any number of combinations.

Perfect for a made-up holiday.

Chocolate Chip Whole Wheat Muffins
Adapted from 1 Recipe, 100 Muffins by Susanna Tee

1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
1 cup chocolate chips or chunks

Mix the above ingredients together in a large bowl.

In another bowl, whisk

2 eggs

Then, beat in

1 cup milk
6 tbsp canola oil or sunflower oil

Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients and pour the wet ingredients in. Mix gently. Do no overmix. If there are a few bits of unmixed flour still visible, don’t worry too much about it.

Spoon the batter into 12 muffin tins that you have either lined or greased. Pop the muffins into a 400*F oven for 20 minutes. When you pull them out of the oven, hopefully, they’ll look delicious and tasty and golden brown.



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6 responses to “Happy Family Day!

  1. Mom

    We’ve never yet had a family day. Masterfeeds is federally legislated and family day is a provincial holiday. No holiday.
    This year, your dad is a student. Guess what? It’s reading week.

  2. Melissa

    Looks yummy…I think I’ll have to give these a try :). Muffins are such a great breakfast food! We tend to bake them the night before so we’ve got a quick & easy breakfast readily available (which is especially useful at the moment), though they’re still the best when they’re fresh out of the oven :).

    • Maybe I’m a little weird, but I actually like muffins a lot better when they’re completely cooled.
      Now that I say that out loud, I think I must definitely be weird…
      I hope you guys and your new baby girl are doing fabulously!

  3. The muffins look fantastic! I never seem to have chocolate chips on hand (we eat them all before I get a chance to bake with them). Do you think this recipe might go well with fruit instead of chocolate chips?

    • Absolutely. The only thing that really makes them chocolate chip muffins is, well, the chocolate chips. Without the chocolate, the recipe is a pretty blank slate. You can add whatever you like to it!

      That said, the whole wheat flour gives it a slightly nutty flavour. If you’re going to add fruit instead, I would highly suggest just using all white flour.

  4. Very delicious recipe. Thank you for sharing!

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