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4.86 from 21 votes

Easy Chocolate Chip Muffins

These Easy Chocolate Chip Muffins are a delicious breakfast treat! They're loaded with chocolate and perfectly moist!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time18 minutes
Total Time28 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: muffins, chocolate chip
Servings: 15 muffins
Calories: 270kcal
Author: MaryAnn Dwyer


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2/3 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed, try using dark brown sugar for a richer more robust flavor
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips, try using Ghirardelli Grand Chips for larger chunks of chocolate flavor


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Place rack in center of oven. Line standard muffin pan with paper liners. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together brown sugar, milk, vegetable oil, eggs and vanilla extract until well combined. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until just combined and no flour streaks remain. Fold in the 3/4 cup of the chocolate chips.
  • Divide batter evenly among muffin cups, filling each 3/4 full. Top batter with remaining 1/4 cup chocolate chips, a few in each cup. Bake for 5 minutes at 425 degrees, then reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees. Bake for an additional 13 minutes or until a tester inserted in center comes out with just a crumb or two. Cool in pan for 10 minutes. Repeat with remaining batter and chips.


I used semi-sweet chocolate chips, but you could also use milk chocolate or a a combination of chocolate and white chocolate.
I love the taste of the cinnamon in these muffins, but if you're not a fan of cinnamon, just omit.
Make sure to bake the muffins for the first five minutes at 425 degrees and then turn the oven temp down to 350 degrees. This is a tip I learned from Sally at Sally's Baking Addiction. It ensures the muffins get a nice domed top.


Calories: 270kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 83mg | Potassium: 189mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 2mg