Double Chocolate Chip Muffins
It’s weird to think I’m over halfway through intern year now. One of the changes is seeing patients independently during clinic. Of course we still discuss the patients with our attending, but seeing patients on your own really makes you take ownership of your patient panel.
As a primary care doctor, you feel extra protective of your own panel of patients – we educate them, encourage them, advocate for them, and know them best. By now, I’ve built up a relationship with many of my patients, which is the highlight of primary care – especially when you help them make positive changes like convincing them to start insulin or cut back on smoking or give up soda (Nothing makes your doctor prouder! We’re very easy to please – even baby steps makes us happy)
Also, I’m like my dad and compulsively “prep” my notes before each patient visit – it takes extra time, but having a “plan” (or at least an idea of a plan) makes it so much smoother. There’s a lot of chart digging to do in electronic health records.
Double Chocolate Chip Muffin
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup white sugar
3/4 cup chocolate chips
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup plain Green yogurt
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease 12 muffin cups or line with paper muffin liners.
Combine flour, sugar, 3/4 cup chocolate chips, cocoa powder, and baking soda in a large bowl. IN another bowl, whisk egg, yogurt, milk, and vegetable oil. Mix the dry and wet ingredient bowls together and stir until batter is just blended (don’t overmix). Fill your muffin pan and top with the remaining 1/4 cup chocolate chips.
Bake in preheated oven for about 20 mins – they’re done when a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
OMG, I'm drooling! Your pictures always look so nice! What camera do you use?
Also, the other day I tried your version of Tinola. My daughter loooooooved it!
I'm a sucker for anything chocolate. Chocolate for breakfast ROCKS!! I will try this recipe on my next free weekend 🙂
Save some or make some for me. Love chocolates. Am sure your patients appreciate your dedication and concern for their well being. H. U.
Yum! These look delicious! I love making muffins and these look so good!
Being a primary care doctor must be tough work, so glad you can take some downtime and enjoy baking amazing things like these muffins. They look so delicious, I'll definitely have to try this recipe out!
Oh gosh these look yummy!!
You had me at double chocolate!!
it's very nice when you get along with your co-workers and actually want to spend time with them outside of work! this is a great treat to share. 🙂
Yum! Def felt the need for a muffin when filling out paperwork for the nth time esp when all the papers look the same. Hope you enjoyed the brunch with your co-residents, it's so nice you guys get together outside of the hospital!
Looks delicious! And your brunch sounds like fun.
I use a Nikon D5100 DSLR using Nikon 85mm lens f/1.8G lenses predominantly. Glad you loved the Tinola! 🙂
Enjoy! I love sneaking chocolate in breakfast (and any meal)
Thanks Dad 🙂 The original Dr. Uy
Muffins are very portable and sharable and delicious
Thanks! Primary care clinic is totally different from inpatient, which makes up most of our rotations in medical school
they taste just as good too!
double is always better than single 🙂
Yeah, your coworkers in residency makes or breaks your experience for sure. I def chose Yale based on I good vibes on my interview days
Couldn't make it through intern year without them 🙂 Good luck to you too – you'll be applying soon
Thanks! It was a very well stocked brunch
I wish I had a muffin pan in my apartment at college. I'll have to bring it next year to make this
Muffin pans are very versatile and worthy for any college dorm!