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. Daniela says

    These muffins are AWESOME!!! I made the following modifications and they turned out amazing:

    - I used margarine, since I didn’t have butter
    - I cut the sugar down to 3/4 cup, since I don’t like when things are too sweet
    - I didn’t have enough chocolate chips, so I used 1.5 cups and that was more than enough

    Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  2. Kristina Zile says

    I loved these. I made them and had so many worries. When you make the dough I thought, Oh no, this looks like it makes cookies not muffins. But I was wrong, they are great and they have so few ingredients. My biggest pet peeve is recepes for tons of odd ingredients. This was easy to follow, easy to make, and with my family only lasted a few days. I’m so making this again.

  3. Nancy says

    Wow! I have been trying a few different recipes for chocolate chip muffins, and this is by far the best. They are absolutely delicious. The cinnamon is subtle but makes a big difference. I used skim milk and 3/4 milk chocolate chips and 3/4 semi sweet. Makes it taste unique. I have found my muffin recipe!

  4. liv says

    hello I just tried them out now !! They taste yummy !! Only concern is that the recipe has too much of chocolate chip!! I think I will try with 1 cup chocolate chip next time :D

  5. Amanda says

    made these this morning and they are AWESOME. using a large cookie scoop i got 15 muffins. thanks for sharing!

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