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Buttermilk Chocolate Chip Muffins

Buttermilk Chocolate Chip Muffins – Soft and tender low fat muffins made with buttermilk and plenty of chocolate chips.

buttermilk chocolate chip muffins on a table

I am late to the #ChocolateParty this month, but I am still here!  How could I miss out on an excuse to make something with chocolate?  This month the challenge was to pair chocolate with buttermilk.

I love baking with buttermilk, it gives a great flavor and leaves everything so tender and moist.  Muffins are always a hit here, and my freezer was actually empty of them, so I decided to do a chocolate chip muffin using buttermilk.

buttermilk chocolate chip muffins on a table

I really like the idea of using half all-purpose flour and half whole wheat flour in baked goods.  You get benefits from the whole wheat, but you don’t change the taste or texture of what you are making.

Another great way to make muffins a little healthier is to use yogurt in place of some of the oil.  You can use Greek yogurt for even more protein if you want. A lot of people like to use applesauce instead of the oil as well. It works for sure, but if I am going to sub it out, I would rather use yogurt.

buttermilk chocolate chip muffins on a tpan

These buttermilk chocolate chip muffins might become the staple muffin in our freezer.  They came together in less than 10 minutes, baked for 15, and then we were eating them.   You can freeze muffins in a freezer safe bag for quick and easy weekday breakfasts, or treats in a school lunch.

My 7 year old was thrilled that I decided to make muffins before school one morning, he even asked if I could leave one out of the freezer for his after school snack that day.

chcolate party

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Yield: 12

Buttermilk Chocolate Chip Muffins

buttermilk chocolate chip muffins on a table

Soft and tender low fat buttermilk chocolate chip muffins

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup low fat buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 3 Tablespoons canola oil (or avocado oil or melted butter)
  • 1 whole large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided


  1. Preheat oven to 400º F. Prepare a 12 cup muffin tin with non-stick spray, or liners. Set aside.
  2. In a bowl whisk together sugar, buttermilk, yogurt, oil, egg, and vanilla.
  3. In a separate bowl whisk together wheat flour, all purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  4. Add the buttermilk mixture to the flour, and mix until just combined, be careful not to over mix.
  5. Fold in 1 cup chocolate chips.
  6. Fill muffin tins about 3/4's full. Top the muffin batter with the remaining chocolate chips.
  7. Bake for 5 minutes, reduce heat to 350º F (do not open the door) and bake for 12-14 more minutes, until they are golden brown and a tester comes out clean.
  8. Remove from the oven and cool for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.


Adapted from Munchin with Munchkin

Nutrition Information



Serving Size

12 Servings

Amount Per Serving Calories 263Total Fat 11gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 17mgSodium 325mgCarbohydrates 40gFiber 2gSugar 22gProtein 5g

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on should only be used as a general guideline.

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Wednesday 21st of August 2013

I like this recipe. Thank you.

Nancy @ gottagetbaked

Thursday 25th of April 2013

I love quick, easy and delicious recipes like this one, Erin. I don't think these would last long enough to go into the freezer - I'd be gobbling them up right out of the oven!

sally @ sallys baking addiction

Sunday 21st of April 2013

Erin, these look amazing. I love baking with buttermilk! I could go for one right now as dessert. Totally acceptable, right? I love muffins!

Lisa {AuthenticSuburbanGourmet}

Monday 8th of April 2013

Love these muffins! I should make muffins more often since hubby likes them. I bet they were just perfect a few minutes out of the oven. :-)

Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking

Monday 8th of April 2013

Wow, these look so delicious and plump full of chocolate! Definitely the breakfast I'd like to wake up to Monday thru Friday!

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