My kids love chocolate. I think most kids do, wouldn’t you agree? I had some chocolate chips I wanted to get rid of in my pantry, so I thought of making these Chocolate Chip Buns. They are perfect for breakfast, and even more so to give to kids to eat at school. I am always looking for ideas to fill their lunchboxes with healthier than store-bought options. And these buns are somewhat low in fat and sugar, definitely more so than snack you buy outside. I am happy to report that they loved the buns and have requested another batch! Try this recipe and let me know what you think in the comment section. Enjoy!
- Mix the yeast with the 1 teaspoon of sugar and lukewarm milk and set aside to activate.
- When frothy, put it in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a hook attachment together with the flour, egg, butter and the remaining sugar.
- Knead for about 15 minutes, until the dough is smooth and very elastic.
- When ready, let the dough cool down for 5 minutes, then add the chocolate chips and knead by hand.
- Make it into a ball and let it rise for 1 hour or until it doubles in size.
- Make 15 buns of about 40-50 grams (1 ½ oz.) each and put them on an oven tray lined with baking paper. Let them rise for another hour.
- Brush with some warm honey and bake in a pre-heated oven at 180°C – 350°F for 20 minutes or until golden brown.