If you are looking for an extra special breakfast treat, try these easy chocolate chip muffins. Forget buying them at the store, these homemade chocolate chip muffins out of the oven is where it’s at!
Trying 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 homemade chocolate chip muffins. Muffins with chocolate chips are a great way to start any day! And they are muffins so they are totally acceptable for breakfast.
How to make Chocolate Chip Muffins
- I love making muffins because they don’t take long to mix up or bake. They are a great breakfast on the go!
- The vanilla muffin batter is made with melted butter and buttermilk. The batter is thick, but the muffins are moist and tender. Don’t over mix the batter or your muffins will be tough and not fluffy.
- Stir in chocolate chips. I used semi-sweet chocolate chips, but milk chocolate chips would also work well.
- Make sure you fill the muffin cups ¾ full so your muffins rise higher in the oven. The muffins take about 20 minutes to bake. They are done when a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, or with a little chocolate. You might hit a chocolate chip and that is ok.
Josh smelled the chocolate aroma and thought I was baking cookies again. The vanilla scented muffins are dense and dotted with the chocolate chips. He was surprised when a pulled out a dozen beautiful chocolate chip muffins and not cookies.
Breakfast or Treat?
We usually don’t eat chocolate for breakfast, but these are muffins so why not? Everyone deserves a breakfast treat every once in awhile:) You could even make them with mini chocolate chips to cut down the chocolate, or simply make mini chocolate muffins. If you are looking for an extra special breakfast treat, try chocolate chip muffins. They also make a great snack or dessert.
The muffins are best the day they are made but you can keep them in an airtight container on the counter for up to 2 days. They also freeze well. Having a stash of chocolate chip muffins in the freezer is always a good idea!
If you like these easy chocolate chip muffins, you might also like:
- Whole Wheat Banana Muffins
- Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins
- Morning Glory Muffins
- Pumpkin Coconut Chocolate Chip Muffins
- Lemon Blueberry Muffins
Homemade Chocolate Chip Muffin Recipe
- 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
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line 12 muffin cups with paper liners. Set pan aside.
- In a large bowl whisk together flour, sugars, baking powder, and salt.
- 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.
- 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.
Have you tried this recipe?
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This is the perfect excuse to eat a chocolate chocolate chip cookie for breakfast, only now it’s in muffin form!
Cute and classic!
You are my hero, Maria, when it comes to consistently perfect, swoon-worthy muffins, including these lovelies. You simply never ever put a foot wrong!
How plump and lovely these muffins look! Love the texture.
Wish these could be in my kitchen this morning!!! Pretty please!!!!
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If a muffin doesn’t have chocolate in it, I usually don’t care for it very much 🙂 These look SO good!!
Yum! These look so gooood! Do you happen to also have a recipe for double chocolate muffins. Or would this be a good one for that with the addition of cocoa powder?
I don’t have a recipe, but now I want to make them:)
I just made these little darlings! They came out beautiful. I did add 1/4 tea. each of espresso powder, cinnamon. Will use this again.Thanks so much for the posting.
Glad you liked the muffins!
Yum! These look like a wonderful breakfast treat. I haven’t made chocolate chip muffins in months, but I’m going to get on it ASAP!
I’m happy you got the request for these muffins because they look wonderful!!
These look yummy! I love muffins of all types! Best treat to have in the morning 🙂
What a special breakfast treat! Love the top picture. Makes me want a muffin right now.
I love chocolate for breakfast!
Oooh I love chocolate chip in muffins! I love reading your blog and would love if you checked out mine as well 🙂
Wondering if you can use regular milk instead of buttermilk.
Yes, you can use regular milk.
Every now and then, it’s nice to sneak in a little chocolate for breakfast. Especially during brunch on the weekends! Here’s my recipe for Mocha White Chocolate Chip Muffins.
Can you believe I’ve never had chocolate chip muffins?! Craziness! These look so good, I must try them!
These sound delicious, Maria!
I love chocolate chips and I love muffins – sounds good to me!
These were so good. I booked marked them a few days ago and couldnt wait to make them. So yummy! Thanks for a great recipe!
I made these this week and they were so incredibly delicious. They were so moist and like the perfect texture!
Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!
Just made them, and love them!!
Yay! Glad you liked the muffins!
These look really good and I’ve been hungry for chocolate chip muffins lately, so these will be going with our dinner tonight. 😀 Do you think they freeze okay? It’s just my husband and I and every time I make muffins/cupcakes, we can never eat them all before they start to get stale or moldy.
Yes, you can freeze the muffins. I do it all of the time. Enjoy!
@ Twopeas Do I have to use brown sugar
Making these for my kids today. Will sprinkle coarse sugar on top and a dusting of cinnamon. MMM, my mouth is watering just thinking about it!
Just made these this afternoon and they are wonderful! Thanks for the recipe (found it on Pinterest)!
hi maria, i can’t wait to try this! if i did mini muffins, how many minutes should i bake it for? do i stick to 375 degrees?
These came out wonderful! I only made 11 as I piled the batter on high and the tops
came out nice and tall, at least an inch, perfectly golden and a little crispy with moist interiors. I used mini chocolate chips and sprinkled them with cinnamon sugar prior to baking. This will be my go-to recipe, thank you!
Oh danger danger! These look mighty good!
I make this at least twice a month for my kiddos. They love them! Great recipe! Thanks!
I will have to try these. I have a couple recipes but am always looking to try something different. I mausually use the raw sugar which gives them more golden color(plus you can cut the amount almost in half and still have it taste great.) Will make these as is first and then try with the raw sugar….yummm….love everything chocolate
These are the best homemade chocolate chip muffins I have ever made! My kids love them! This is the second time I’ve made them and this time I substituted heavy cream for the buttermilk (because I didn’t have any) and they still came out moist and delicious!!! Thanks again for the great recipe – this one is a keeper!!!
Made these tonight and they were fabulous! Will definitely use this recipe over and over again. Thank you for sharing this recipe!
What do you think about substituting yogurt for buttermilk?
Sure, you can!
These look delicious and can’t wait to try with my twin toddlers helping. Thank you so much for sharing and also love your other recipes!
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