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!


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


  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!).


Adapted from King Arthur Flour

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  1. Connie says

    I JUST made these… They are very good. My family is not home from School and Work yet to try them out on them but I don’t see how they wont like these…
    I thought it needed just a tinny bit more sweetness but in all fairness I did not have the course sugar for the top and I think that would have added the sweetness and crunch I was looking for!
    Awesome Job with this recipe !

    • Reeni says

      Hi Connie! Thanks for making them! I had a comment from someone else saying they were way too sweet. I like them on the sweeter side. . . I have a major sweet tooth to satisfy! I gues it’s a matter of personal taste. Have a great weekend!

  2. Jackie says

    Made these with a friend and I was THRILLED with how they turned out! looked beautiful and tasted great. the best part was that these have a much better consistancy than any other muffin recipe I’ve tried. definitely earns a place in my favorite recipe folder!

  3. Adelaine says

    Thank you sooo much! I can’t believe I made muffins for the first time ever following this recipe it’s taste so good : )

  4. Lauren says

    My whole family loved these muffins for breakfast- they are great heated up and we especially loved the sprinkle of sugar on top. Next time I might try sprinkling cinnamon sugar on top. The ground cinnamon in the muffins added a great flavor. Instead of 12 regular muffins I made mini muffins ( I got about 3 dozen.) I cut down the sugar by 3/4 cup and used mini chocolate chips. Overall, easy and yummy! Thank you!

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