Our favorite soft and easy Saturday morning chocolate chip muffins are bursting with chocolate flavor. They are best fresh from the oven, so whip up a batch right now!
My oldest son recently announced, “Everything is better with chocolate chips, Mommy!” then proceeded to draw a picture of chocolate chips raining from the sky. (I’ve always known he was a smart boy. Gifted and talented education, here we come!)
Anyway, it’s no wonder these easy muffins are his favorite. When our favorite Saturday morning chocolate chip muffins are cooling on the counter, little feet constantly shuffle in and out of the kitchen and the soft, sweet muffins are snatched one by one until only crumbs are left on the plate.
Ingredients for Chocolate Chip Muffins
This tasty muffin recipe uses 9 simple ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen!
- All-purpose flour
- White granulated sugar
- Baking powder
- Pink sea salt
- Canola Oil
- Vanilla extract (learn how to make homemade vanilla extract)
- Milk or buttermilk
- Mini chocolate chips
How to Make Chocolate Chip Muffins
Best paired with a dish of fresh strawberries, a glass of ice-cold milk, and smeared with salted butter (the salt enhances the sweetness of the chocolate), these muffins taste best warm and fresh from the oven. What a delicious way to start the day!
Related: How to Make the Best Oatmeal Cookies
Step 1: Combine the Dry Ingredients
Combine the dry ingredients in a medium-sized batter bowl. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients, then get ready for step 2.
Step 2: Combine Dry and Wet Ingredients
Pour the wet ingredients into the well. Mix the muffin batter well, then stir in the chocolate chips.
Tip: Use buttermilk instead of whole milk for extra moist muffins!
Step 3: Fill Muffin Tins and Bake
Fill each paper muffin cup 3/4 full with muffin batter (using a scoop is easiest), then bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
While the muffins are in the oven, snuggle up with your little one and indulge in a bit of Wild Kratts—morning snuggles and muffins are the best!
Step 4: Cool
If desired, sprinkle the hot muffins with a small amount of sugar. Let the muffins cool in the tin for about 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack.
Store cooled muffins in a covered container at room temperature for 3–4 days, or freeze for later!
More Easy Breakfast Recipes
If you liked this recipe for chocolate chip muffins, you may also enjoy:
- Cheese and Veggie Egg Bake
- How to Make Cold Brew Coffee at Home
- Simple Iced Coffee Recipe
- Gluten-Free Granola Recipe
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- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon pink sea salt
- 2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/3 cup canola oil
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup milk
- 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
1. Pre-heat the oven to 350° F. Line muffin tins with paper cups or parchment paper.
2. Mix the dry ingredients together in a medium-sized bowl.
3. Create a well in the center of the dry ingredients, then pour in the wet ingredients. Mix well.
4. Stir in the chocolate chips.
5. Scoop the muffin batter into the muffin cups until 3/4 full.
6. Bake muffins for 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
These chocolate chip muffins are perfect for birthday mornings!
This post was originally published on June 23, 2016.