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 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.

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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You will love these easy muffins! They are sweet, tender, and filled with chocolate chips. A real breakfast treat!
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  • 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.

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

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

  4. 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.

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

  6. 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.

  7. 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???

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

  9. 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!

  10. 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. 🙂

  11. 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!

  12. 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!

  13. 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.

  14. 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!

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

  16. This is the perfect excuse to eat a chocolate chocolate chip cookie for breakfast, only now it’s in muffin form!

  17. 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!

  18. If a muffin doesn’t have chocolate in it, I usually don’t care for it very much 🙂 These look SO good!!

  19. 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?

  20. 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.

  21. 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!

  22. What a special breakfast treat! Love the top picture. Makes me want a muffin right now.

  23. Oooh I love chocolate chip in muffins! I love reading your blog and would love if you checked out mine as well 🙂

  24. Can you believe I’ve never had chocolate chip muffins?! Craziness! These look so good, I must try them!

  25. 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!

  26. 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!

  27. 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.

  28. 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!

  29. Just made these this afternoon and they are wonderful! Thanks for the recipe (found it on Pinterest)!

  30. 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?

  31. 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!

  32. 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

  33. 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!!!

  34. Made these tonight and they were fabulous! Will definitely use this recipe over and over again. Thank you for sharing this recipe!

  35. 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!