Chocolate Chip Muffins

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Ready In:
12-18 muffins




  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Grease twelve muffin cups.
  • In a large bowl, stir together flour, sugars, baking powder, and salt.
  • In another bowl, stir together milk, eggs, butter, and vanilla until blended.
  • Make a well in center of dry ingredients.
  • Add milk mixture and stir just to combine.
  • Stir in chocolate chips and nuts.
  • Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups.
  • Now bake for 15-20 minutes or until a cake tester inserted in center of one muffin comes out clean.
  • Remove muffin tin to wire rack.
  • Cool for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from tins to finish cooling.
  • Serve warm or completely cool.
  • These muffins freeze well.

Questions & Replies

  1. Do these make MUFFINS or CUPCAKES? Need to know how many MUFFINS I’ll be getting!
  2. How can I cut the sugar without ruining the recipe? Can I only use 1/3 cups of brown sugar?
  3. Can I substitute blueberries for the chocolate chips?
  4. Surely the nutritional information is incorrect. That's a TON of calories for a small muffin. Can someone confirm?
  5. can I bake the batter in a metal square pan to save time? I would lower the baking temp to 350.


  1. Yummy, yummy, yummy! Just made these and ate one right out of the oven. They are superb! Very chocolatey - in fact, if you had only a half package of chocolate chips, it would still work. The batter is buttery and delicate yet dense enough to hold the chocolate chips without letting them all fall to the bottom of the muffin. I used my regular size muffin tin and filled the cups about 2/3 full and the recipe made 18 muffins. I sprayed the muffin cups with Pam and the baked muffins just fell out - no sticking! I didn't have any nuts so I omitted them and boy are these good! Thanks for the great recipe Charishma! I'm posting a picture, too.
  2. I LOVE this recipe. I did use buttermilk instead of milk, increased the vanilla to 2 tsp and added 2 Tbsp of vegetable oil. I read ALL of the other reviews and noticed that many said these were dry. I think that may be due to the high heat - so I reduced the heat to 350 degrees and just made mini muffins (36 total) and baked them for just 10 minutes - I also topped them before - and again after- the oven with a sugar/cinnamon mixture - they came out moist and perfectly done! Thanks for the recipe Charishma!
  3. These were amazing! I did use only half the chocolate, but they were still the perfect chocolate-y! I also only put em in for 12 minutes, and they were PERFECT. Very moist and golden brown!
  4. Char, these are very good chocolate chip muffins. They went over great at our house. The only thing that I added was to sprinkle a little bit of sugar on top before baking. We will be making these often. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
  5. These are so wonderful! I used buttermilk (because I love it), and half white/half milk chocolate chips. Mine did get a bit too brown on the bottoms at 15 minutes, but that is most likely the fault of my sub-par muffin tins. These were buttery, tender and perfectly sweet on the inside with a nice crisp on the outside. I did use pecans and I would highly recommend using them as they definitely add a little something! And to further gild the lily, I topped half of them with Kittencal's Recipe #89207 (the light variation) flavored with a bit of Irish whiskey and Bailey's...pure and utter decadence! Thanks for a sure-fire winner, Charishma! ~Kari


  1. Lessened sugar by 2 Tbsp each type, used scant 2/3 C choc bits, used 1/4 C melted butter & 2 Tbsp oil. Used muffin liners. placed in preheated 400 deg oven, After 4 minutes reduced temp to 350 deg & left it in for 20 minutes altogether. With the less sugar, etc, tasted more like the old-fashioned muffins than cupcakes. Worked as anticipated.
  2. I added extra vanilla and buttermilk. For the last batch (after we tried the first tasteless batch) I added more milk and half a banana. I hope that improves the taste! Baking at 400 for 5 mins and then lowering to 350 for 12-5 mins yielded a lovely texture - crisp on the outside and moist in the inside.
  3. Instead of regular chocolate chips I did minis, and it was way better. It was a bit more sugary and the chocolate melted a bit better!
  4. Being the queen of subbing - I used cashew milk, dark brown sugar, added a banana (reduced white sugar to about 1/8 cup), and for the second cup of flour, I used 1/2 cup whole wheat flour and 1/2 cup oats. Annnnd...I admit to hacking up one of the chocolate Easter bunnies instead of a bag of chocolate chips! Baked for 17 minutes. kids loved these!
  5. I added currents to them. Already awesome
    • Review photo by Christine L.


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