Go Back
+ servings
a chocolate chip muffin on a white table
Print Recipe
4.75 from 4 votes

Chocolate Chip Muffins

Tender, light, and filled with chocolate, Chocolate Chip Muffins are an easy family favorite. There’s no mixer required for this quick and simple recipe.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Baking
Keyword: chocolate, chocolate chip, easy baking, make with kids
Servings: 12
Calories: 167kcal
Author: Jess Smith via Inquiring Chef
Cost: $3.00


  • Mixing Bowls
  • Muffin Tin


  • 1 stick (8 Tbsp) Unsalted Butter, melted
  • 2 cups All-Purpose Flour (2 cups flour = 250g)
  • ¾ cup White Sugar (¾ cup White Sugar = 150g)
  • 2 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • Pinch Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 cup Sour Cream
  • 1 large Egg
  • 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup Milk (whole milk preferred, but the muffins will work with any type of milk, including non-dairy milk)
  • 1 cup Chocolate Chips, plus more for topping
  • Turbinado or other large grain sugar, for topping (optional)


  • Heat butter in the microwave or on the stovetop until just melted. Set aside to cool slightly (about 10 minutes).
  • Preheat oven to 350°F / 177°C.
  • Spray a muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray (or line with paper liners).
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside.
  • In a second, smaller mixing bowl, whisk together sour cream, egg, vanilla, and melted butter. Slowly pour in milk while whisking.
  • Pour wet ingredients over dry ingredients and stir just until no dry spots remain. (Do not overmix.)
  • Gently fold in chocolate chips.
  • Scoop batter into prepared muffin pan. Top each muffin with a few extra chocolate chips and turbinado sugar (if using).
  • Bake until muffins are golden on top and a tester inserted in the middle comes out clean, 21 to 24 minutes.
  • Allow muffins to cool slightly in the pan and then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.


Recipe generously adapted from Blueberry Yogurt Muffins


Calories: 167kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 78mg | Potassium: 166mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 124IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 86mg | Iron: 1mg