What’s right around the corner? St. Patrick’s Day! And if you’re looking for St. Patrick’s Day breakfast, dessert, or office treat, these Chocolate Chip Irish Cream Muffins are just the ticket.
Big, fluffy, bakery-style muffins are my breakfast of choice for special occasions, and what’s more special than…Wednesday? Ok, the average Wednesday isn’t really all that special, but it can be if you decide to make it so!
Life is short. Eat the muffin. And while you’re at it, brew the Baileys Cappuccino to complete the scene to perfection. Breakfast, dessert, coffee with company – this duo won’t fail you no matter when you decide to indulge.
Chocolate Chip Irish Cream Muffins
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted but not hot
- ¼ cup canola oil
- ¾ cup sugar
- 1 large egg plus one egg white
- ½ cup buttermilk
- ½ cup Bailey's Irish Cream
- 1¾ cup flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¾ cup mini semisweet chocolate chips
- For glaze:
- ¼ cup Bailey's Irish Cream
- ¾ cup confectioner's sugar
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a large 6-cavity muffin tin with paper liners.
- Combine butter and oil in a large bowl. Mix well.
- Add all eggs and vanilla extract. Mix well.
- Add buttermilk. Mix well.
- In a medium bowl, whisk dry ingredients together. (Flour, baking powder, salt and cornstarch.)
- Fold dry ingredients into wet ingredients lightly until just mixed. Be gentle, and do not overmix. During mixing process, gently sprinkle in about ½ cup of chips, reserving a small amount for muffin tops. Pour batter into paper cups in muffin tin, filling them to the top. Sprinkle tops with remaining chocolate chips. Allow batter in pan to sit for about 10 minutes.
- Bake at 425 for 8 minutes. Then, without opening the oven door, reduce oven temp to 350 and continue to bake for an additional 15 minutes, or until muffin tops are just barely golden. Remove from oven, and allow to cool a minute or two, then transfer muffins from pan to a rack. Once muffins have cooled, mix together Bailey's and confectioner's sugar to create a drizzle, adding more or less sugar to achieve desired thickness. Drizzle muffin tops and serve.