Chocolate Chip Muffins

If you’re a chocolate lover, homemade Chocolate Chip Muffins are basically impossible to resist. They’re a wonderful sweet treat for breakfast or just a snack!

Chocolate Chip Muffins served on a white plate

I admit that I have a healthy appreciation for kitchen gadgets. I am quite sure that I would have a hard time giving up my stand mixers, food processor, hand mixers, and a number of other complex appliances that fill my kitchen and pantry. Even with all of that, I do enjoy those times that I can bake something amazing with just a couple of bowls and a spoon.

That’s what this Chocolate Chip Muffin recipe is all about. It is simplicity at its best. Measure, stir, scoop, and bake. Other than the measuring cups and spoons, all you need is a muffin pan, two bowls, a spoon, and a whisk to get you to a batch of homemade muffins in short order.

a plate piled high with homemade Chocolate Chip Muffins

Lazy mornings were made for muffins like these with their no-fuss mixing. If you’ve got a good kitchen helper, then they’ll come together even more quickly. And your payoff will be freshly baked muffins with plenty of gooey chocolate.

I love those rare times when I can justify chocolate for breakfast. It just seems like such an indulgent treat, whether it’s a special occasion or for no real reason at all. It reminds of those times when my mother would let me eat cake for breakfast. What a way to start your day!

two Chocolate Chip Muffins on a white plate

These muffins will keep for a few days in an airtight container, but I do hope you’ll take good advantage of eating them warm from the oven for a wonderful treat. All that gooey chocolate with a hint of cinnamon? You can’t do much better than that.

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Chocolate Chip Muffins

Yield: 12 standard-size muffins

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 22 minutes

Add a little chocolate to your muffin routine with Chocolate Chip Muffins!

Ingredients:

  • 1 & 1/2 cups (180g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup (67g) granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup (50g) packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup (113g) unsalted butter, melted & slightly cooled
  • 1/2 cup (118ml) milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (170g) semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375ยฐF. Lightly grease or line 12 muffins cups.
  2. Whisk together the flour, sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Make a well in the center. Set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the eggs, melted butter, milk, and vanilla. Add to the flour mixture, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened.
  4. Stir in the chocolate chips. Divide the batter among the prepared muffin cups, using about 3 tablespoons of batter to fill each cup about 2/3 full.
  5. Bake for 20-22 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into a muffin comes out clean.

Recipe slightly adapted from McCormick.