The Best Chocolate Chip Muffin Recipe

These are, without question, the most delicious chocolate chip muffins I have ever made. Or tasted. In my entire life. If you know me then you know I make a lot of muffins. I’ll be returning to this one. Often. Leave it to King Arthur Flour. I know I said it before and I’ll say it again. I ad♥re them! They always have what I’m looking for and never fail me.

The chocolate chips stay suspended in the batter instead of sinking to the bottom like chocolate chips are sometimes known to do.

I can’t help but admire them for that.

Plus, they’re packed to the hilt, enough so you get more than one in every, single, chocolate-filled bite.

They have this crackly, crusty, buttery outside that is dreamy to bite into.

Have you ever wondered what makes a muffin not a cupcake? And a cupcake not a muffin? I have. It keeps me up at night. My theory is based on the experience of eating lots of them and doesn’t take into account any culinary science (that might have everything and nothing at all to do with it).

From what I can tell it depends on the crumb of the cake. Muffins have a more substantial, dense crumb and cupcakes a smaller, more tender crumb. What do you think? It’s something to ponder as you bake yourself the best chocolate chip muffin on the entire earth.

Best Chocolate Chip Muffins

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 12 muffins

Best Chocolate Chip Muffins

Crusty outsides with a tender sturdy crumb on the inside packed to the hilt with chocolate chips that stay suspended in the batter makes these the best muffins in the entire world!

Ingredients:

1/2 cup (8 tablespoons) butter
1 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 eggs
1/2 cup (4 ounces) milk
2 cups (8 1/2 ounces) white whole wheat flour or all-purpose flour (spoon into cup then level off)
2 cups (12 ounces) semi-sweet chocolate chips
coarse sparkling sugar, for topping

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 12 cup muffin pan or line with paper liners.
  2. In a large mixing bowl beat the butter, sugar, baking powder, salt, vanilla, and cinnamon until fluffy. Beat in eggs, then stir in the milk. Mix in the flour just until combined, then the chocolate chips
  3. Divide the batter evenly among the muffin cups. Sprinkle with a little coarse sugar. Bake the muffins for 30 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted into the center of one comes out without crumbs clinging to it (a little chocolate is OK!).

Notes:

Adapted from King Arthur Flour

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Comments

  1. Lisa D. says

    Yummy. Nice flavor. Next time I might only use 1.5 cups choc chips – there were a little too many for me. But still very nice muffin.

  2. Abbie says

    Hi,

    Just wondered, does it matter what kind of butter you use? Unsalted, Salted Sweet Cream? Also why don’t you mix the baking soda in with the other ingredients and not the flour first? Just wondering, I’ve never made muffins from scratch before but when I bake I’ve noticed most recipes put the dry ingredients together before mixing with the others.

    Thank you!

    • says

      Hi Abbie! You can use whatever type of butter you prefer. I use mostly salted butter even for baking. There’s no baking soda in this recipe! Did you mean baking powder? This is a King Arthur flour recipe so I’m not sure about the process. You can ask on the original King Arthur recipe – they are pretty good about answering.

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