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Chocolate Chip Muffins

Chocolate Chip Muffins – Light and fluffy muffins with lots of chocolate chips. Great to make and stash in the freezer for quick mornings.

Do you have those recipes that you have been making for years and years, and you just take them for granted? This is one of those for me. I have this muffin recipe memorized, and make these chocolate chip muffins all of the time. I found the recipe about 10 years ago, and it quickly became a family favorite.

Muffins are one of my sons favorite things to eat for breakfast in the morning, so I always have them in the freezer. Between these muffins and these make ahead Sausage Breakfast Sandwiches, busy school mornings can be easy and not stressful. 

A close up of food, with Muffin and Chocolate chip


Chocolate Chip Muffins are something special. You can use a box mix if you want, but they are nothing like these. And these are super easy with just a few ingredients!  I almost always make a double batch of these muffins, so my freezer is stocked and ready. 

If you have bananas to use up, you can make these Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins too.  These almost always make an appearance when my son has friends spend the night, and if they don’t, I will hear about it. I mean, chocolate for breakfast is always a good idea! 

What You’ll Need

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  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Baking Powder
  • Salt
  • Milk
  • Oil
  • Egg
  • Chocolate Chips

And if you want a shortcut, try these Bisquick Muffins.

A close up of a plate of food, with Muffin and Chocolate

How to Make Chocolate Chip Muffins From Scratch

  1. The key to the best muffins is to not over mix them.  Start by mixing together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt until well combined. 
  2. Mix the chocolate chips in with the flour. This helps make sure that the chocolate chips don’t sink to the bottom and are evenly mixed throughout your muffins. 
  3. In a liquid measuring cup measure your oil.  Then crack an egg into the oil. Then fill your measuring cup to the 1 cup line with milk.  This amount can change slightly each time based on how big your eggs are. 
  4. Stir the egg into the oil and milk mixture before pouring into the flour.  This will help make sure you don’t over mix the batter. 
  5. Pour into the flour mixture and mix until just combined.  
  6. Fill muffins cups and top each muffin with a few chocolate chips.  Then bake until a tester comes out clean. 

The base recipe for these muffins is not super sweet, but tender and moist. So you could switch out the chocolate chips for blueberries or nuts or anything else you wanted. I kind of have a muffin problem, with some crazy 50 or more muffin recipes on the blog. So never have to hurt for inspiration.

A close up of muffins

Chocolate Chip Muffins will quickly become a staple in your life once you try this recipe.  Chocolate for breakfast is the best idea, so these Triple Chocolate Muffins should also be a must try. 

How to Thaw Muffins

Take out a couple of frozen muffins in the morning and microwave for about 30 seconds to a minute.  You can’t get much faster than that for a quick breakfast.  Or you can put them frozen in a lunch box and they will thaw just in time for lunch.  A great snack or treat any time of day!

A close up of muffins

Tips for Making Muffins From Scratch

  • I like to use an ice cream scoop to fill muffin tins.  They all come out the same size this way and it is a lot easier for clean up.  
  • If you want to freeze muffins let them cool completely and then place in a freezer safe bag or air tight container for up to 3 months.  
  • Over mixing muffin batter can make muffins tough. It helps to mix the dry ingredients and wet ingredients separately and then combine until they are just blended. 
  • Add any berries, chocolate chips or nuts with the flour mixture.  This helps them from sinking to the bottom as the muffins bake.  
chocolate chip muffins in muffin tin

More Muffin Recipes to Try

Yield: 10

Chocolate Chip Muffins

Chocolate Chip Muffins - Light and fluffy muffins with lots of chocolate chips. Great to make and stash in the freezer for quick mornings.

Chocolate Chip Muffins - Light and fluffy muffins with lots of chocolate chips. Great to make and stash in the freezer for quick mornings.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 cup chocolate chips, divided


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease 10 muffin cups or line with muffin liners.
  2. Combine flour, sugar, salt and baking powder. Stir in 3/4 cup chocolate chips.
  3. Place vegetable oil into a 1 cup measuring cup; add the egg and enough milk to fill the cup.
  4. Mix this with flour mixture.
  5. Fill muffin cups about 2/3 full. Sprinkle with the remaining chocolate chips.
  6. Bake for 14 to 16 minutes.
  7. Remove muffins from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes before removing from the pan to cool completely.


Adapted from Allrecipes

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Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 285Total Fat 13gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 9gCholesterol 19mgSodium 217mgCarbohydrates 41gFiber 2gSugar 25gProtein 4g

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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Saturday 20th of March 2021

Mmmmm... who can resist these muffins! They look so inviting!


Friday 19th of March 2021

Yum! My teens are going to love this recipe! So excited to give this a try!

Beti | easyweeknightrecipes

Friday 19th of March 2021

Such a fantastic muffin!! Everyone LOVED these!! YUM!

katerina @

Friday 19th of March 2021

These Chocolate Chip Muffins did not last long at our house! They were amazing!! I can't wait to make them again and again!


Thursday 18th of March 2021

I am a sucker for a good chocolate chip muffin, I cannot wait to make these this weekend!

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