- oil or butter for greasing
- 280g plain white flour
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 115g caster sugar
- 150g plain chocolate chips
- 2 medium eggs
- 25ml milk
- 6 tbsp sunflower oil
- 1 tsp peppermint extract
- 1-2 drop of green food colouring; optional
- icing sugar, for dusting
Preheated oven to 200 degree Celcius. (If fan assist oven, reduce the heat to 180 degree Celcius). Grease a 12 cup muffin tin or line with paper cases.
Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt into a large bowl. Stir in the caster sugar and chocolate chips.
Lightly beaten the eggs in a large jug then beat in the milk, oil and peppermint extract. Add in the colouring, if using, to colour the mixture a very subtle shade of green.
Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and pour in the beaten liquid ingredients. Stir gently until just combined; do not over-mix.
Spoon the mixture into the prepared muffin tin. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes until well risen and firm to touch.
Leave the muffin in the tin for 5 minutes then serve warm or transfer to a wire rack and leave to cool. Dust with icing sugar before serving.