Melt the butter in the microwave. Combine the ★ ingredients.
Combine the sugar and egg and beat very well.
Break up the silken tofu with your hands, add it in, and mix it in very well.
Add the butter and mix that in very well too.
Add the ★ ingredients in 2-3 batches, gently stirring with a rubber spatula with each addition.
Lastly, add the chocolate chips and lightly stir them in.
Pour the batter into muffin cups until about 70% filled.
Bake in an oven heated to 190℃ for 25-30 minutes. If there isn't any raw batter stuck on an inserted skewer, they're done! Let them cool and enjoy.
You can also make these in a pound cake pan.
Story Behind this Recipe
I usually make muffins with flour, but I received a lot of pancake mix and it was convenient and easy to use.
Since there's only a moderate amount of sugar included in these, they taste great with lots of chocolate chips. You can use firm tofu, but silken tofu has a better texture. The baking time will vary depending on your oven, so keep your eye on them and adjust accordingly.