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Mini Graham Cracker Muffins

I gave a few statistics presentations for the new residents at my clinic recently. The residents have to come in early for the presentations, which take place prior to work, so I didn't want to show up empty handed!

I saw these on the Tasty Kitchen Blog and was intrigued with adding graham cracker crumbs to a baked good. The muffins were still pretty moist and tasted like a fluffy graham cracker that was studded with chocolate chips! I made them mini as a treat as I figured everyone would have had their breakfast already and I think they were a bit of fun to go with our early morning study session.

Recipe made as minis from Tasty Kitchen Blog

I'm posting the mini muffin recipe I made. For baking time and temperature of the regular sized muffins, please check out the link for the original recipe.

For the Muffins:

  • 1 cup milk (I used skim because that's what we buy)
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • ¾ - 1 cup chocolate chips (I used mini chips for the mini muffins)

For the topping:

  • ¼ cup flour
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup graham cracker crumbs
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 3 Tbsp melted butter

Preheat the oven to 375F. Line a mini muffin pan with mini liners

I used my stand mixer to combine the milk, oil, egg, and vanilla. Once combined add in the flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, and graham cracker crumbs. Scrape the sides of the mixing bowl as needed. Mix until just combined. Add in the chocolate chips, I folded them in with a spatula.

In a separate bowl, mix the topping ingredients until combined as a streusel. The flour, brown sugar, graham cracker crumbs, cinnamon, and melted butter can all be combined at once.

I used my mini cookie scooper to fill the mini muffin pan about 2/3 full. Cover the top of the muffins with the topping. Bake for 8 minutes, then use the toothpick test to check they are baked though. Since they are mini muffins I would check each minute for doneness to make sure they don't over bake and dry out.

Note: I only have one mini muffin pan and had enough batter for two tins worth. I baked the muffins in two batches and they turned out fine.

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