Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe

One morning, I wanted to make something new for breakfast. We typically have the same thing, so we wanted to change it up. Tyler has a sweet tooth to rival Justin and me, so he begged for something with chocolate chips in it. I suggested some pancakes, but they (surprisingly) turned that down. I was trying to think of what else we could make with chocolate in it, and decided on some muffins.

Chocolate Chip Muffins

Only problem: I had no idea how to make muffins. I’ve never made them from scratch before, only in the small packages you can buy near all the cakes. And really, how good can they be for you if they are located next to cakes and brownies? I did a quick search online, and found a few recipes that sounded promising. Next trick was to find one that I already had all the ingredients for.

These were such a hit! Tyler, who normally doesn’t eat a lot, ate 3 muffins and was still asking for more! We all enjoyed these and I may have to make a double batch next time! The boys love helping out in the kitchen, and kept stealing some of the chocolate chips as we were making these.

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Start by preheating the oven to 400 degrees and line your muffin tray with baking cups. We have some silicone baking cups that we love to use. They are great because you aren’t wasting anything since they are reusable, and nothing ever sticks to these so I don’t have to use spray either.

In a large bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, chocolate chips, and salt. I use a large spoon to do this to be able to scoop it all from the bottom and get it mixed up. Make sure it’s mixed well, especially if you are like me and don’t sift the flour and everything together. I know I should do this, but at the same time, it takes more work, and I just don’t have time for that. In this recipe, I’ve found that as long as I mix it together well enough, it doesn’t need it.

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In a small bowl, thoroughly whisk together the milk, oil, and egg. You want to make sure this is combined very well. It helps to beat the egg before mixing it in. If it isn’t mixed well enough, then it doesn’t mix in with dry ingredients.

Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix them until they are just combined. The mixture will be lumpy, but you want to make sure you don’t have any pockets of flour or baking soda in there. I did that the first time, and when we ate them there were chunks of dry areas in the muffins that weren’t very good.

Fill your muffin cups about 2/3 of the way full. These will expand quite a bit, so you want to give them room to grow as they bake.

In a small bowl, mix together the remaining white sugar and brown sugar. This will be the topping for your muffins.

Sprinkle the sugar mixture over the muffin mix then bake them for about 20-25 minutes until they are golden brown and a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

As with most things, they always taste better when fresh. We’ve had leftovers for breakfast the following day too, I just throw them in the microwave for about 15 seconds to warm them up and soften them again.

Chocolate Chip Muffins

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Chocolate Chip Muffins
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 
Course: Breakfast
Servings: 12 muffins
Ingredients
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3 tbsp white sugar
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Line muffin tray with baking cups
  3. In medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, chocolate chips, and salt
  4. In a small bowl combine milk, oil, and egg
  5. Add wet ingredients all at once to dry ingredients

  6. Stir until just combined, batter will be lumpy
  7. Full muffin cups 2/3 full
  8. Combine sugars and sprinkle on top of muffins
  9. Bake 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean

Stephanie Lynch

I’m a stay-at-home mom, I am a children/family photographer, I am a Legacy Maker with Legacy Republic, I am a mom, I am a wife. I wear many different hats and do many different things, but I wouldn’t have it any other way!

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30 Comments

  1. Reply

    pauldavissolutions

    February 15, 2017

    Looks great! My daughter will eat anything with chocolate in it. May have to try these soon.

    • Reply

      Stephanie Lynch

      February 15, 2017

      My son is the same, and he is a picky eater. I started doubling this recipe because he eats 3 and asks for more!

      • Reply

        pauldavissolutions

        February 15, 2017

        Have you ever tried chocolate oatmeal? She made me make some over the holidays and it was surprisingly good.

        • Reply

          Stephanie Lynch

          February 15, 2017

          No, I haven’t. I’ll have to check that out, thanks!!

  2. Reply

    Stephanie Benton

    July 24, 2017

    These look delicious! I can’t wait to try them! Love the photo of your boys helping bake 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply

      Stephanie Lynch

      July 24, 2017

      Thanks! They just love to help in the kitchen lately, especially my older one 🙂

  3. Reply

    Ashley Stephenson

    July 24, 2017

    These look so good! I have never tried to make homemade muffins, I usually stick with the grocery store pack but maybe I will try homemade ones!

    • Reply

      Stephanie Lynch

      July 24, 2017

      I always had too until I made these! It’s really not much harder and they taste so much better!!

  4. Reply

    thehollyhockdoor

    July 24, 2017

    These look delicious! But the best part has to be your little guy’s Olaf slippers! Too cute!!

    • Reply

      Stephanie Lynch

      July 24, 2017

      Thanks! He loves those Olaf slippers, it’s over 90 degrees here and both of them are still wearing them in the house!!

  5. Reply

    Shan

    July 24, 2017

    Yes, please. We love chocolate chip everything!

  6. Reply

    Francesca

    July 24, 2017

    These look so good! I’ll have to give them a try!

    • Reply

      Stephanie Lynch

      July 24, 2017

      Let me know what you think if you get a chance to make them!

  7. Reply

    Lynn

    July 24, 2017

    So cute that you made these with your children. I love cooking with my nephews!

    • Reply

      Stephanie Lynch

      July 25, 2017

      It’s so fun to cook with them, most of the time! My oldest likes to help cook, my youngest is in there just to eat!

  8. Reply

    Sarah Kranz

    July 24, 2017

    These look delicious. I am always up for adding chocolate to breakfast 🙂

    • Reply

      Stephanie Lynch

      July 25, 2017

      Right?! Chocolate chip muffins, chocolate chip pancakes, chocolate chip waffles….. 🙂

  9. Reply

    Kate

    July 24, 2017

    Yum! Muffins are such a delicious breakfast treat. Especially with chocolate chips. 🙂

    • Reply

      Stephanie Lynch

      July 25, 2017

      Chocolate makes everything better 🙂

  10. Reply

    Patricia @ Grab a Plate

    July 24, 2017

    These look really good — a classic! Love that bit of sugar sprinkled on the tops!

    • Reply

      Stephanie Lynch

      July 25, 2017

      The sugar makes all the difference in these! Gives the tops a bit of crunch that’s always so good.

  11. Reply

    Cait Weingartner

    July 25, 2017

    Yum! There is nothing better than a warm batch of homemade muffins. I can’t wait to give this recipe a try!

    • Reply

      Stephanie Lynch

      July 25, 2017

      Yes! And when they aren’t fresh, I pop them in the microwave for a few seconds to warm them up again!

  12. Reply

    Josh

    July 25, 2017

    Awesome new recipe!
    I would like to try this for my breakfast. 🙂

    • Reply

      Stephanie Lynch

      July 25, 2017

      I make them on the weekends for my family sometimes. Let me know if you try them and what you think!

  13. Reply

    Maggie Unzueta

    July 25, 2017

    Yum! These chocolate chip muffins looks so good. Especially in the morning with coffee. 🙂

    • Reply

      Stephanie Lynch

      July 25, 2017

      My husband always comments that they go so well with his coffee! I don’t drink coffee, so I just take his word for it 🙂

  14. Reply

    April Kitchens

    July 26, 2017

    I’ve made cookies from scratch a few times and they come out pretty good! I’ll have to try muffins, my daughter loves them.

    • Reply

      Stephanie Lynch

      July 26, 2017

      Let me know how it goes! I had never made muffins before and didn’t realize they were just as easy as cookies or cupcakes!

  15. Reply

    mysocalledchaos

    July 28, 2017

    Mmm, these look so yummy!

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