Chocolate Chip Muffins

I like things to be easy – recipes that allow me to toss everything together within minutes are amongst some of my favorites. There’s definitely a time and a place for gourmet ingredients and fancy techniques, but that place is not a Saturday morning when a little girl has a hankering for a breakfast studded with her favorite sweet treat.

My friend’s daughter has an affinity for all things chocolate – from Milk Duds to Homemade Hot Cocoa, she definitely swoons for sweets. She also loves helping out in the kitchen – in fact, I think she cracks eggs better than I do and has recently started photographing our creations on her iPod. Seriously, how adorable is that?

Although she’ll happily sample anything that we create in the kitchen, her one true love is pretty simple – milk chocolate chips. She loves them in pancakes, cupcakes, or pulled straight out of the bag and popped directly into her mouth.

Last weekend I decided to switch up her usual weekend breakfast of scrambled eggs and pancakes for scrambled eggs and chocolate chip muffins. Let’s just say they were a raging hit and I was deemed “the best cook ever” for about the 1,000th time – which I’ll totally take.

Whether you’re baking for a chocolate loving tween or just looking to brighten someone’s day with a little muffin love, I hope you enjoy these Chocolate Chip Muffins as much as we did.

Chocolate Chip Muffins

Yield: 12 muffins

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2/3 cup whole milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups milk chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line 12 muffin cups with paper liners or spray the wells of the pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugars, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In medium bowl, whisk together melted butter, eggs, milk, and vanilla, mixing until well combined.
  4. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour the liquid ingredients into the well. Stir until ingredients are just combined - do not over mix the batter. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  5. Evenly divide the batter into the prepared muffin pan wells. Bake for 17-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.
  6. Remove muffins to a wire rack and cool for at least 5 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.


  • These muffins were best served the day they are made; however, leftovers can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two days. I recommend warming them in the microwave for about 30 seconds before serving. Wrapped airtight, they can be frozen for up to two months.
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84 Responses to “Chocolate Chip Muffins”

  1. Mary — February 2, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    Ummm…. yum! Will have to try these. :D


  2. Lauren — February 2, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    Sounds awesome, and I’m not a big fan of choc


  3. Annie @ Annie's Cooking Lab — February 2, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    Those look great! I always wonder how much yummy stuff you can add to a ‘muffin’ before it becomes a ‘cupcake’ that doesn’t have frosting :)


  4. Hannah at FleurDeLicious — February 2, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    These look so perfectly simple! And with chocolate, they’ll make an easy addition to Valentine’s Day breakfast or brunch. Thanks for the recipe!


  5. Becca - Cookie Jar Treats — February 2, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    I haven’t had a chocolate chip muffin in the longest time. These look great!


  6. These look perfect! Muffins are a staple in my house, and chocolate chip are among the top choices! We are currently out, I might have to try this soon!


  7. Living The Sweet Life — February 2, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    With how cute these little muffins are , you deserve the title ““the best cook ever” for about the 1,000th time” ;)


  8. Maureen — February 3, 2012 at 1:30 am

    I nearly wrote what Annie said above. When does it change from a muffin to a cake. LOL It doesn’t matter, I’d eat this anytime!


  9. Heidi @foodiecrush — February 3, 2012 at 2:30 am

    You have forever ruined my daughter’s further exploration of any other muffin. Oh lordie! Lovely! Pin, pin, pin!


  10. Maggie @ A Bitchin' Kitchen — February 3, 2012 at 2:53 am

    These look delicious, and I love your little milk jugs! Too cute!


  11. Kathryn — February 3, 2012 at 4:58 am

    It’s very hard to beat a simple chocolate chip muffin isn’t it?


  12. Emilia — February 3, 2012 at 7:17 am

    I was similarly obsessed with chocolate chips when I was a kid. In fact, that was the first thing I thought when I saw the photo, it looks like the chocolate chip muffin of my inner-child’s dreams! Such a simple yet fantastic combination, I can’t wait to make them :)


  13. How friggen adorable! I am going to make these for sure. I bet they’ll freezer well too!!


  14. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — February 3, 2012 at 7:37 am

    Weird, I was just thinking that I’ve never made a plain chocolate chip muffin before!! Seems strange, since it’s my favorite muffin, but it’s one I seem to order instead of bake. This needs to change! i’ll use your recipe. Thanks!


  15. Jenny — February 3, 2012 at 7:42 am

    Would these by any chance travel well? from what you wrote about being at their best the day they’re made, maybe not. what could i do to make these delivery friendly ?


    • Jamie — February 4, 2012 at 1:14 pm

      They are pretty sturdy, but they definitely tasted the best within the first two days. Hope this helps.

  16. Blog is the New Black — February 3, 2012 at 8:08 am

    Ah, a classic! Great job!


  17. Caroline @ chocolate & carrots — February 3, 2012 at 8:17 am

    Mmm, nothing like a good muffin. Add in some chocolate chips and you can have it for breakfast or dessert! :-) I love it!


  18. Kate — February 3, 2012 at 10:50 am

    Look delicious! How do you keep the chocolate chips from falling to the bottom?


  19. Christina — February 3, 2012 at 10:52 am

    Those muffins look absolutely scrumptious! I LOVE that milk glass and straw. You have some serious photography skills!!!!


  20. Tina @ Squirrel Acorns — February 3, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    I made these this morning for my boys’ playdate that they had on a day-off of school. (Elem. age) They loved them!! I took a bit of the batter, and instead of putting in chips, I put in some chocolate Heath bar toffee bits that I had in the cupboard. Oooohhh…so scrumptious. Even better than the chocolate chips! I didn’t let the boys try those. I’m saving them for myself.


  21. Sara — February 3, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    Yum! These look so great! I’m always up for having chocolate as apart of breakfast.


  22. Natalie @ Cooking for My Kids — February 3, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    Love the pictures, love the story behind the muffins, and love, love, love Chocolate Chip Muffins.


  23. The Picture Perfect Baker — February 4, 2012 at 10:56 am


    Just baked these this morning for breakfast and wanted to thank you for yet another phenomenal recipe!!!! Super simple, and UBER YUMMY!!!!

    I am sure I can use this muffin base for many types of muffins, but I know my fav will always be chocolate chip!!!



  24. Nina @ ambrosia — February 4, 2012 at 10:59 am

    Mmmm, these look adorable…and delicious! Now I’m craving chocolate chip muffins!


  25. Lauren at Keep It Sweet — February 5, 2012 at 7:44 am

    It has been a long time since I’ve had a really good chocolate chip muffin… these might need to happen very soon!


  26. Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction — February 6, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    I would love these for breakfast! My roommate and I used to buy the giant chocolate chip muffins at a local bakery in college, and they have been my favorite ever since.


  27. mommabean — February 13, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    I just made these this evening for my twin girls and they were delicious! In fact, I’m currently suffering from a burnt tongue because I couldn’t wait long enough for them to cool down! I did have to use an egg substitute because in the middle of preparing the recipe, I discovered that my eggs were expired. I can’t wait to make them with eggs! Thanks so much!


  28. caitlyn — February 14, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    I made these over the weekend, and they turned out great!! I love that this recipe was super easy, too. Thanks for sharing!


  29. Gaby@GabHousewifeChronicles — February 17, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    Thanks for sharing!
    I just baked them last night with my sister, they were delicious. I love that they are not too sweet. They are perfect. I just think the temperature was too high, as they were hard in the bottom and sides. I don’t know, anyways, still, we ate them like that. I posted them today, please feel free to visit the post and see your recipe in a step-by-step photo mode. =)


  30. Lynette — March 24, 2012 at 11:54 am

    Is the batter really, really sticky? I’m just to thick muffin recipes, but this one was really sticky for us. Hard to squeeze out of a scooper :) Which granted, made it easier for my 5 yr old to practice her scooping skills – but was hard for her to squeeze out! I did double the batch though – we have a family of 6, 12 muffins is not going to cover us for breakfast!


  31. hana — June 28, 2012 at 5:04 am

    Do u think its ok to substitute the butter with vegetable oil?

    Pics are awesome btw!


    • Jamie — July 6, 2012 at 10:23 am

      Without having attempted this substitution, I honestly have no idea if it would work. Let me know if you give it a try.

  32. Gin — September 23, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    My hubby is a truck driver, and we stock him up every Sunday with food and snacks for the week. I have tried several different muffin recipes, and this one is the only one he asked me to make again. These are a great, easy treat for him to munch on throughout the week. The only change I made was adding more chips ( I’m up to 2 cups). Thank you for such an awesome recipe!


    • Jamie — September 23, 2012 at 7:13 pm

      I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed the recipe. Thanks so much for coming back and letting me know how the recipe worked for you! It’s awesome to know that your hubby loves these so much!

  33. Meghann — October 12, 2012 at 9:25 am

    I have these in the oven now and they smell delicious! I’ll be back to let you know how they turn out :) They have to be approved by my 3 year old :)


  34. Nikki — November 5, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    Just a quick question, if you were to use the same recipe but sub blueberries for the choco chips, would it turn out?


    • Jamie — November 7, 2012 at 7:08 pm

      I have never adapted this particular recipe and used blueberries for the chocolate chips, but why not? Please stop back and let me know how it turned out!

  35. Dee — December 5, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    I would love to try this recipe this weekend. If I used mini chocolate chips and made mini muffins, would I just change the baking time or would I need to change the oven temp?


    • MBA — December 7, 2012 at 7:08 am


      The oven temperature can remain the same, with an adjustment to the baking time. Good luck and have a great day!


  36. kelly Freye — December 14, 2012 at 6:43 am

    Oh my goodness theses were delicious! I made them this morning for my sons 18th birthday. I have to confess I did not have any milk, so I used international delights creamer…I had sugar free vanilla…it was so good :)
    Thanks for sharing this!


    • MBA — December 16, 2012 at 8:23 pm

      I am so glad you enjoyed the recipe. Thanks for stopping by and providing your feedback – have a great day!

  37. Kaida Cane — December 24, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    I eagerly made these for my Boyfriend one morning. Unfortunately I did not like them :( The batter is much too thick to be a muffin, it was more like cookie batter. I baked them anyway, they came out like scones, very dense. Disappointed :(


    • MBA — December 26, 2012 at 8:57 am

      I am so sorry the recipe did not work out for you. Please feel free to contact me with any specific questions, so we can attempt to figure out what went wrong. Thank you for providing your feedback and have a fantasic day!

  38. Rhonda — December 29, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    Just made these, and they came out great! thank you for the recipe. I altered it just a bit by using whole wheat flour, omitting the salt, and reducing the sugar to 1/2 cup (less guilt) :-)


  39. fat — January 16, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    Would it taste ok with semi sweet choc chips?


  40. pickledcabbage — February 13, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    I’ve been searching for the perfect chocolate chip muffin recipe for YEARS!!! And now I’ve finally found it!!! Thank you sooooooooo much!!!


  41. Carla Allen — February 17, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    Jamie – made these for a brunch yesterday! Fabulous! One friend commented that they were so pretty they didn’t look real! And they tasted so good. The younger girls especially loved them. Thanks for sharing the recipe!


  42. Taylor — March 26, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    these bad boys are in the oven currently and my house smells AMAZING! my boyfriend has been hounding me to make chocolate chip muffins for weeks now and i could not find any good looking recipes. i will be leaving an updated comment once we try one in a bit:]


  43. leah — April 6, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    I made these today, they came out delicious. Thanks for the recipe!


  44. Erin — May 17, 2013 at 11:05 am


    I was wondering if low fat milk would work in place of whole milk?



  45. Nancy — June 5, 2013 at 8:33 am

    I made these yesterday, they turned out perfect! I used to have a muffin cookbook with a chocolate chip muffin recipe I loved, but the cookbook eventually fell apart and the recipe was lost. Since then I have looked for a replacement recipe but never found one as good until now!


    • Jamie — August 12, 2013 at 9:59 pm


      That is great to hear! I’m so happy I could help you replace an old favorite. Have a wonderful day and thank you for following MBA!


  46. Shautel Walker — July 12, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    I made these today using vegan butter spread, flax eggs & nut free, dairy free, soy free mini chocolate chips. My kids loved the,!


    • Shautel Walker — July 12, 2013 at 8:04 pm

      Oh & unsweetened plain almond milk.

  47. Eric — August 11, 2013 at 10:38 am

    As a baker of 14 years, I rarely look at new recipes. But these were wonderful. I added orange zest & orange extract. Made them extra special.


    • Jamie — August 12, 2013 at 10:27 pm


      That’s awesome to hear, and your additions of orange zest and extract sound so good! Thank you so much for stopping back to share and have a wonderful day!


  48. Diane — October 13, 2013 at 10:41 am

    My daughter and I made these muffins and they were way too buttery. We ended up throwing them out.


    • Jamie — January 10, 2014 at 10:23 pm

      Diane, I’m sorry you felt that way. We did not have that experience.
      – Jamie

  49. rachel — October 30, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    I just made these and they were divine. best recipe i’ve found so far!


    • Jamie — November 4, 2013 at 10:54 am


      Awesome! That’s wonderful to hear! Have a great day and thank you for following MBA!


  50. Love — November 6, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    Love how they turned out just perfect!!! thank you for sharing with this recipe!!!


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