Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Ultimate Chocolate Chip Muffins

We were at the store and my cousin decided that we wanted chocolate chip muffins.  She was going to buy a box mix at the store and I told her that is what you have me around for because that is what I am good for...baking!!  We bought baking powder which she thought was her only missing ingredient and we went back to make muffins.

I used my iPad to look up the recipe that I had in mind and I had never made before.  You can check out her recipe here. I grabbed all of the ingredients and we actually had everything we needed to make them!!

I mixed the dry ingredients in the mixing bowl.

I melted the butter in the microwave.  Whenever I melt a stick of butter, I use the paper for the splash guard which usually works pretty well.  The butter needed to cool for a little bit to have the other wet ingredients mixed in.  I forgot to take a picture of them all mixed in but I added the milk next to use the measuring cup.  Then I added vanilla and eggs and mixed it all up until combined.

I dumped a ton of chocolate chips into the dry ingredients.

Then I mixed them together.  I realized that this was the perfect recipe for me to do in a mason jar because I could do everything including the chocolate chips in the mason jar and it would be ready to go with very little effort.  I can't wait to make a few jars to have one hand.

I added the wet ingredients to the dry mixture.

I mixed it together by hand so that it didn't get over mixed.  It was between a cookie batter and a muffin batter texture.  I did have a little flour stuck to the bottom but I mixed it as I went just in case so that I didn't over mix.

I sprayed my cousins nice new muffin tin and put in the batter in them but she only had one so I put in one batch at a time.  I topped with orange sugar because it was Thanksgiving and some with plain sugar and added a few chocolate chips to the top. 

The temperature on the oven was supposed to be turned down and I might have messed it up a little in the process but I think that the recipe made have been making jumbo muffins and not regular size so I would change the cooking time in future times making it to much lower.

The muffins were super puffed up and they were left to cool on the stove for a few seconds before we all ate them!!

My cousin's husband took one and came back in and "snuck" another one and came back into kitchen with a big smile to take another one.  So I think that they were a big hit.  The slightly crunchy edges were still yummy and didn't get in our way.  The inside was still moist and tasty.

I put the rest that were left from our batch on a plate.  We ate all remaining muffins for breakfast the next morning.  Heated in the microwave gave them the feeling that they were fresh out of the oven with the melted chocolate chips that we enjoyed the previous day.

I hope that you enjoy some of these great muffins too!!!  I made them again when I got home so that I could have a better idea of the cooking time and those turned out much better.  I hope that you try this recipe and see if you enjoy them!!

Ultimate Chocolate Chip Muffins

serves 24 regular muffins
(or 12 jumbo muffins- cooking time with vary)


  • 2¾ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp + ¼ tsp baking powder
  • 1¼ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1¼ cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1-2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
  • Optional - 1 tbsp coarse sugar or regular and additional chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Using cooking spray coat the muffin pan. Make sure that the whole muffin cup is covered.
  3. Combine dry ingredients in a medium bowl and mix with a whisk so that everything is well combined. Stir in 11/2 cups of the chocolate chips.
  4. In a measuring cup melt butter and cool. Combine all the wet ingredients, making sure the eggs are well incorporated as well.
  5. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and stir until just combined. IMPORTANT: If you stir too much the muffins will become too dense. You want the muffins to be fluffy and moist just stir everything until the dry ingredients just combine with everything.
  6. Scoop out the batter evenly into each section of the muffin pan to make 24 muffins.
  7. Sprinkle the tops of the batter with the chocolate chips and the coarse sugar (optional)
  8. Bake in the oven at 350°F for 15-20 min or until lightly browned
  9. Once the muffins are finished baking cool in the muffin pan for 5-10 minutes.
I hope that you love these as much as we have !!  Check out the original recipe if you want to make jumbo muffins because there is a different cooking time so make sure you check the recipe here.


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    1. We have the last few left for breakfast tomorrow. They were really yummy. For some reason my son wasn't a big fan which is who I made them for since he doesn't like fruit. But my husband and I have enjoyed the yummy breakfast treat!! I hope that you try it too.

  2. Mmm-m-m-m. Chocolate chips. The breakfast of champions. Actually, they don't appeal as breakfast, but I am definitely making these for snacking and treats.Thank you for the recipe.

    1. Not really the best breakfast but we actually had them at 10:30 by the time that I finished them so it is what we call second breakfast because my son gets up so early and it isn't lunch yet. It is a great snack food and feel better than a cookie :)


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