It's not a surprise how much I love baking muffins. There are so many varieties of flavors that can be incorporated into a muffin that the limit truly does not exist. You can make them jumbo size, mini size, standard, and into mini loaves. I fell in love with my mini loaf pan by USA Pan (not sponsored), and decided what better way to break in my new pan than with chocolate chip mini loaves.
This recipe does not differ from a typical chocolate chip muffin recipe. It has all the essentials, and tastes fantastic. I really appreciate the shape of a mini loaf for a number of reasons:
Loaves are a fun shape to manipulate, and instead of making a larger one, 8 smaller versions is just way more fun.
It doesn't do TOO much to the overall bake time, but it of course changes the shape. I would say, after baking with this mini loaf pan a few times now, the best temp to bake is 350º, and the perfect time is anywhere between 22-23 minutes. This combination of temperature and time yields perfectly golden brown mini loaves with the best texture!
If you're not making muffins, you can actually use this pan for savory recipes too like mini meatloaves, mini egg or breakfast bakes, you can even do mini baked french toast recipes. I mean, this pan just opens up the door to so many versatile ways to bake and cook.
As previously mentioned, this recipe does not differ from a typical chocolate chip muffin recipe, so here's what you'll need:
For this recipe, you'll follow typical instructions:
Can I swap the all purpose flour?
Yes! You absolutely can, I can't vouch for the texture or the overall taste for most swaps. I have tried this recipe with a paleo baking blend and loved it!
I don't drink milk, can I use a dairy alternative?
Go right ahead! Almond milk is a perfect dairy alternative for this mini loaves.
Can I freeze or store these mini loaves?
My recipes are tried and true perfect for the freezer. I actually have half a batch of these in my freezer currently. Take them out of the freezer approximately 20-30 minutes before you want to eat or serve them.
Here's a few more yummy breakfast ideas that will keep you coming back for more.
A classic recipe in a different shape. The famous chocolate chip muffin takes on a different form in these chocolate chip mini loaves, leaving you wondering how many other ways you can make chocolate chip muffins. The limit does not exist.
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