Easy Chocolate Chip Muffins

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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!

Easy Chocolate Chip Muffin Recipe

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

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 3/4 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.

Homemade Chocolate Chip Muffins

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!

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Easy Chocolate Chip Muffin Recipe

Homemade Chocolate Chip Muffin Recipe

You will love these easy muffins! They are sweet, tender, and filled with chocolate chips. A real breakfast treat!
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Total Time
35 minutes
12 muffins


  • 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.


Maria Lichty

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. They look great! I actually made some vegan carob chocolate chip muffins this weekend. Its nice to have a little chocolate for breakfast 🙂

  2. 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.

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

  4. 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???

  5. 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!

  6. 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. 🙂

  7. 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!

  8. 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.

  9. 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!

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