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Chocolate Chip Muffins

One of my friends sent me a tweet on Twitter last week asking me if I had a good recipe for chocolate chip muffins. I checked the blog and realized I have never made chocolate chip muffins. I didn’t want to let her down, so I went into the kitchen and made a batch of chocolate chip muffins.

The vanilla muffin batter is thick and studded with chocolate chips. I used semi-sweet chocolate chips, but milk chocolate chips would also work well. The batter was easy to mix together and the muffins only took about 20 minutes to bake. Josh smelled the chocolate aroma and thought I was baking cookies again. He was surprised when a pulled out a dozen beautiful chocolate chip muffins.

We usually don’t eat chocolate for breakfast, but we had to taste the muffins to make sure they were good enough for my friend. Everyone deserves a breakfast treat every once in awhile:) The vanilla scented muffins are dense and dotted with chocolate chips. If you are looking for an extra special breakfast treat, try chocolate chip muffins. They also make a great snack or dessert.

Chocolate Chip Muffins

Yield: 12 muffins

Cook Time: 17-20 minutes


2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup light brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
2/3 cup buttermilk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups chocolate chips ( I used semi-sweet)


1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line 12 muffin cups with paper liners. Set pan aside.

2. In a large bowl whisk together flour, sugars, baking powder, and salt.

3.  In medium bowl stir together melted butter,  eggs, buttermilk, and vanilla extract until well blended. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients. Pour the liquid mixture into the well and gently stir until combined. Stir in chocolate chips.

4.  Spoon batter into muffins cups. Bake for 17-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Remove muffins from the oven and allow to cool before serving.

If you like these chocolate chip muffins, you might also like:

Orange Sour Cream Chocolate Chip Muffins from Evil Shenanigans
Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins from For the Love of Cooking
Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins from Bake or Break
Pumpkin Cinnamon Muffins from Two Peas and Their Pod

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90 Responses to “Chocolate Chip Muffins”

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  1. Jessica @ How Sweet — April 11, 2011 @ 3:38 am

    I want one of these warm with butter. Mmmmmm!

  2. Erica — April 11, 2011 @ 4:32 am

    They look great! I actually made some vegan carob chocolate chip muffins this weekend. Its nice to have a little chocolate for breakfast :)

  3. Heather (heather's dish) — April 11, 2011 @ 4:47 am

    these are the quintessential chocolate chip muffin…i love them warm when the chocolate is still melty inside!

  4. Estela @ Weekly Bite — April 11, 2011 @ 4:55 am

    Yum! I love muffins :) These look delicious!

  5. Blog is the New Black — April 11, 2011 @ 5:08 am

    Wow, these muffins look stupendous!

  6. wow – these look amazing! (found you through Tasty Kitchen… love your site!)

    • twopeas replied: — April 11th, 2011 @ 12:39 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Tabitha!

  7. Lynn — April 11, 2011 @ 6:13 am

    You are making me hungry. These look so good. My kids love it when I make chocolate chip muffins. They make great snacks and are a great treat for breakfast. I agree with Heather that chocolate chip muffins are the best when still warm and the chocolate is still nice and soft and melted.

  8. sameena — April 11, 2011 @ 6:23 am


    Gorgeous muffins dear…They look lovely…:)

  9. brandi — April 11, 2011 @ 6:47 am

    buttermilk makes the BEST pancakes, waffles, and muffins :) it’s fun to have chocolate for breakfast every now and then – especially in muffin form

  10. Jenny Flake — April 11, 2011 @ 6:54 am

    LOVE the looks of your muffins Maria! Double Yum!!

  11. Cookin' Canuck — April 11, 2011 @ 7:16 am

    These would be the perfect treat for an afternoon tea break. They remind me of some muffins my mum used to make when I was a kid.

  12. alison @ Ingredients, Inc. — April 11, 2011 @ 7:34 am

    These look great!

  13. EatLiveRun — April 11, 2011 @ 7:34 am

    oh goodness–I need one of these right now!

  14. d.liff @ yelleBELLYboo — April 11, 2011 @ 7:45 am

    YUM! I’m back on a muffin kick right now – these are next!

  15. Lauren at Keep It Sweet — April 11, 2011 @ 7:49 am

    I haven’t had a chocolate chip muffin in way too long! These look great.

  16. Aubry — April 11, 2011 @ 7:55 am

    so simple, yet so TASTY! great recipe!

  17. Kim — April 11, 2011 @ 7:56 am

    These look great, and easy! I think i’ll make mini muffins for tomorrow’s school bake sale. Can you tell me what I can use as a substitute for buttermilk???

    • twopeas replied: — April 11th, 2011 @ 12:39 pm

      You can use regular milk.

  18. Helena — April 11, 2011 @ 8:27 am

    Oh wow, that muffin looks fluffy!

  19. Shaina — April 11, 2011 @ 8:38 am

    You’re on a muffin kick lately. Who can say no to chocolate chip muffins, though?

  20. Jamie — April 11, 2011 @ 9:28 am

    I love muffins! My kids love them for a snack. I was just going to make some today. Maybe it will be these!

  21. Feast on the Cheap — April 11, 2011 @ 9:33 am

    You are the muffin queen!

  22. Amanda — April 11, 2011 @ 9:39 am

    These look fantastic!

  23. susan — April 11, 2011 @ 10:33 am

    i love making these for breakfast and the kids love eating them!

  24. Joanne — April 11, 2011 @ 10:42 am

    Chocolate muffins were always my go-to breakfast treat when I was a kid. I haven’t had them in forever but I’m betting these babies could also double as dessert!

  25. Sara — April 11, 2011 @ 11:10 am

    Mmmm, I bet they are fabulous warm out of the oven, so that the chocolate chips are melty. I might feel guilty eating one for breakfast…”might” being the key word there. :)

  26. Amanda — April 11, 2011 @ 11:18 am

    Yum! These look perfect! :)

  27. Katrina — April 11, 2011 @ 11:39 am

    I love a good chocolate chip muffin and for some reason never bake them myself! I always seem to use fruit. I have got to try these!

  28. Tracy — April 11, 2011 @ 12:02 pm

    These are so lovely!

  29. Jan — April 11, 2011 @ 1:43 pm

    OK, now I have to find my chocolate chip muffin recipe! After baking the muffins (I end up with about 36 small muffins) the instructions say dip the muffin top in melted butter and then into a bowl of cinnamon/nutmeg sugar. Oh. My. Gosh.
    Thanks for the reminder!

    • twopeas replied: — April 11th, 2011 @ 5:59 pm

      I hope you find your recipe. Those muffins sound amazing!

  30. Elizabeth @ Saffron Lane — April 11, 2011 @ 3:46 pm

    These remind me of a much better version of a chocolate chip muffin I used to have (almost) every day in high school. Agh, to have a 17-year-old metabolism again. Thanks for taking me back. I may just have to make them, eat one and send the rest off to a client or friend.

  31. Pam — April 11, 2011 @ 3:58 pm

    My kids would gobble these right up.

  32. Krista — April 11, 2011 @ 4:46 pm

    YAY!! I have been in school all day, anxiously counting down the minutes until I could get home to see this post! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! I can’t wait to try these out! And I will think of your beautiful face every time I eat one :) You are the BEST, Maria – you really are!! Love you!

    • twopeas replied: — April 11th, 2011 @ 5:59 pm

      You are too cute! I hope you like them!

  33. Mmm, these look perfect!

  34. Allison [Haute Box] — April 11, 2011 @ 6:31 pm

    These look divine. I’m addicted to dark chocolate, so I’ll def use bitter sweet chocolate chips in a batch!

  35. Katrina — April 11, 2011 @ 6:56 pm

    Buttermilk is the best in muffins and of course, so is chocolate! 😉

  36. naomi — April 11, 2011 @ 7:43 pm

    Maria, this looks fantastic! I’ve never made this either. I can’t wait to try your recipe.

  37. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) — April 11, 2011 @ 8:16 pm

    Maria these look fabulous! Have a great evening :)

  38. Connie the cookie monster — April 11, 2011 @ 8:33 pm

    i love love love chocolate chip muffins!

  39. Tracey — April 11, 2011 @ 8:44 pm

    I love muffins for breakfast, especially when they involve chocolate too :)

  40. Amanda R — April 11, 2011 @ 8:48 pm

    Yum! I love muffins and these look delicious.

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