Chocolate Chip Muffins

As many successes as I’ve had over the years with muffins, the perfect chocolate chip muffin recipe has always alluded me. To me, a chocolate chip muffin needs to be super moist and bursting with chocolate chips. All of the recipes and variations I’ve tried have always been close to what I was looking for but never an exact fit.

However, I think I may have finally hit on the perfect combination! I am so in love with these muffins, and judging by the speed with which they are disappearing from both the counter and the freezer, everyone else in the family agrees with me. The kids like them so much that they have been eating the ones I stuck in the freezer while they’re still frozen. Who knew frozen chocolate chip muffins would make a great summertime snack?

I think the magic combination in these muffins is melted butter combined with oil. It creates a moist, tender muffin that isn’t heavy or greasy. Plus, I think the combination keeps one flavor from being too much, which really lets the chocolate chips live up to their full potential of chocolatey goodness.

Chocolate Chip Muffins

  • 3 c. flour
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1 1/2 T. baking powder
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 1 1/2 c. mini or regular-sized chocolate chips
  • 1/2 c. butter, melted and cooled
  • 1/4 c. vegetable or canola oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 c. milk
  • 2 t. vanilla

1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt until combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.

2. In a second bowl, combine the remaining ingredients and whisk until fully combined. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir just until everything is moistened and combined. Be careful not to over-stir.

3. Pour into greased or lined muffin tins. Bake at 375 degrees for 12-14 minutes for a mini-muffin tin and 15-18 minutes for a regular-sized muffin tin, until fully cooked. (Use the toothpick test, if needed.)

With this recipe I was able to make 40 mini muffins and 6 regular sized. I’d guess you’d get 1 1/2 – 2 dozen regular sized muffins, depending on the size of your muffin tin. But if you have a mini muffin tin, I definitely recommend going that route and using mini chocolate chips. They are two-bites of chocolately goodness that are just enough to fulfill a sweet tooth.

37 thoughts on “Chocolate Chip Muffins

  1. I love a good muffin recipe. I don’t normally equate chcolate chips with summer, but your post makes the idea VERY tempting.

  2. I had a hard time finding a chocolate chip muffin recipe that my family and I enjoyed until I came across this recipe and now it’s my go to! Love it. Thank you for posting

  3. I made these tonight for my kids and, while we loved them, they don’t look ANYTHING like the muffins you posted up top. Yours are so smooth and look almost cake-like, while ours are rougher looking, more like biscuits. They are very moist inside though and very tasty. Definitely my go-to for muffins now.

  4. I made these and followed the recipe exactly. They look just like yours. But they were dense and dry and tasted slightly floury =(. Bummed because I just wasted all these ingredients.

  5. I have just started baking and have been searching for “easy”, delicious recipes to hone my baking skills. This recipe is perfect!!! I made the muffins this morning and ended up with 34 mini’s and a dozen regular, I have a feeling that when my husband wakes up they will disappear quickly!

  6. I just made these muffins for my kids, and they were perfect! I followed the recipe exactly, except I set my oven to 350 because I was using dark coated pans. It made 24 mini muffins (filled all the way to the top) and 11 regular sized muffins (filled to the top too). The kids love them! I will probably use 2 cups of chocolate chips next time, though. 😉

    Thanks for sharing!

  7. This exact recipe is at another website, who is stealing from who??

    1. Hi Cleo,

      Thanks for the question. I think it’s safe to say that since I posted my recipe in 2010 and it was just posted on the other site in March of 2012 that mine is the original. However, a list of ingredients can not be copyrighted and since the other blogger did change the wording in the directions a bit, there are no stealing issues there. A linkback to my original (or “thanks for the idea!”) would have been nice, but I try not to get bent out of shape over things like that. Thanks for asking though!


  8. Just made these for a house full of teenage girls! I always use a box mix and am known for making my choc chip muffins. Woke up to the girls begging for my “momma’s muffins” and I did not have any mix to use!! So found this recipe – and THANK YOU for saving the morning!! These were fantastic – and yes super moist – and easy!

  9. I followed the exact instructions for the recipe and I have to say the is just about
    The Worst recipe for muffins!
    I tried this because I wanted a really moist recipe. Was is moist? No. Did it taste good? No.
    I’m a chocolate lover & I love to bake and these were bad enough for me to need to come and comment to warn other people not to use this.

    1. A simple not my favorite muffin recipe would suffice. She is kind enough to get on here and share with us. What is that saying? Oh, right! If you can’t say anything nice don’t say anything at all.

  10. I, too, followed the recipe exactly and they were wonderful! Everything turned out as described. I have tried several recipes that turned out dry and tasteless. This one is a keeper! Thank you for sharing.

  11. i’m 16 and have been baking for years now and always followed recipes and everything but this recipe was not good at all. it tasted very bland and not enough milk or something. I wasted chocolate chip and a lot of other ingredients. I’m very disappointed in this recipe and the reviews people wrote because oddly the chocolate chip muffins weren’t very good.

  12. These muffins are fabulous!!! Its like eating a chocolate chip cookie. I have been making things for years and this recipe is definantly going in my recipe box. If you mess up on this recipe, then you obviously don’t know on how to cook or bake anything. These were so easy to make and everyone loves them. Thank you for the recipe!!

  13. Great recipe, lovely and moist (even the next day, though there weren’t many left!) Made mini muffins and regular sized muffins. I halved the recipe (which was fun, maths was never my strong point, let alone converting to grams!). On my “keep this recipe” list. Thanks for posting.

  14. This is the third time I have made these because my 5 year old eats his weight in the box variety. As we know they aren’t so healthy, these have been a hit everytime!! When I made them today thou I had a thought to make them a little healthier, and I substituted unsweetened applesauce for the oil, and Splenda sugar blend for the sugar. Still came out amazing!! Thanks for making this the standard muffin recipe in my house!!

  15. I loved the recipe. It was cakey, soft and moist.

    I changed it up a little by substituting one cup of milk for freshly squeezed orange juice and opted for cardamom(1 teaspoon) and zest of one orange instead of vanilla.

    ‘Tis amazing stuff. Love the recipe!

  16. I just wanted to say a huge THANK YOU! I love this recipe, it’s everything you could possibly want in a chocolate chip muffin. I actually ran out of vegetable oil so I had to use olive oil and they still turned out great. My son can’t stop eating them! This one will go in my recipe box! 🙂

  17. I made these and they turned out pretty good. I added about 1/2 a cup of brown sugar to the mix to give it a little more flavor. I only had a cup of chocolate chips so they were slightly non-chocolatey… but otherwise they turned out great! 🙂

  18. Do you ever warm the muffins or mini muffins from the freezer? How long do you warm them for in the microwave?

  19. I just made these cupcakes and definitely very moist. First time I’ve made a recipe that claims something and it turns out! Cupcakes looked like ones in picture too. Will be my go-to recipe for future!!

  20. I bake an average of 120 muffins or more weekly for the farmers market. This is a winner. I am going to try it for a base for other muffins and see how it goes.
    The only problem I had was the getting them out of the pan perfectly because the chocolate sticks. I then just greased and floured the pans in the next batch.
    this may have been because I use large muffin top pans, and they don’t have liners for them. thanks soooooooooo much .

  21. I made these this morning. Not sure what other people did or didn’t do that they didn’t end up liking this recipe. I was afraid that they wouldn’t turn out because I am usually the person that tends to mess up a recipe.

    I used 2 cups of chocolate chips as others said and I too have dark pans, so I used crisco to coat the pans and heated the oven to 375, but just before I place the pans into the oven I turned it down to 350. I didn’t use liners. I filled the pans to the tops as well. I baked them for 15 mins and they weren’t quite ready and left them for another 4 mins (I have a much older oven) and they were perfect. They looked almost exactly as pictured. What I loved was the fullness of the muffins. When you buy a prepackaged mix, they always tell you to fill 3/4 of the way and I always ended up with disappointing muffins. But not these!

    Thank you for sharing this recipe!

  22. I just made these, but I’m low on groceries, so I substituted 3 tbsp mayo for one of the eggs, and used half brown sugar., half granulated. It made 18 perfect cupcake-sized muffins, they look great and are the absolute perfect cross between moist cupcake and hearty dense muffin. I always find muffin recipes to yield very heavy, starchy and dense results, but this one is wonderful; light and fluffy while still being incredibly moist, even with my makeshift ingredients. Absolutely fantastic!

  23. I was looking for something to bake on this snowy day and decided to give these a shot. I tried some of the substitutions others suggested, and I used 1 1/2 cups of chocolate chips and a half cup peanut butter chips, and then drizzled chocolate syrup on top before baking. They came out fabulous!

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  25. I have these in the oven right now. I’m excited to try them. I tend to find a good recipe and forget to save it. But not this one, I’ve already added it to my favorites list on my phone. My kids are ready for something different for breakfast so this will be a nice treat. Thanks for sharing. Next time I will have to try some of the substitutes mentioned above. Have a blessed day

  26. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. they came out to be super soft and moist. simply amazing muffins.

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