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The Best Chocolate Chip Muffins

The Best Chocolate Chip Muffins. After over 30 years of baking this is still my favourite chocolate chip muffin recipe. Moist on the inside with crunchy edges on the muffin top and plenty of luscious chocolate morsels baked right in. A perfect muffin.

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The Best Chocolate Chip Muffins

I like a good muffin top. No, I don’t have to call in Newman from Seinfeld to dispose of the muffin stumps, I like those too but to me, a perfect chocolate chip muffin should have a crunchy top and a perfectly baked interior that isn’t dry but is just a little denser than cake.

I’m not really partial to muffins that are too cake-like in texture; as a morning food it should be a little heartier than a tender cake. This recipe gets the balance just right.

Dark Chocolate Chips, to melt and dip the biscotti

Dark Chocolate Chips at 50% cocoa is my favourite for this recipe but any kind you like can be used.

The batter here will be somewhat lumpy but don’t let that bother you; it is as it should be. I also like to sprinkle a teaspoon of sugar over the batter of many kinds of muffins to create a sweet glossy crust but this step is of course, optional. These will make a great start to your weekend brunch!

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The Best Chocolate Chip Muffins

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Recipe updated January 2019 to include nutritional values and option for metric measurements.

The Best Chocolate Chip Muffins close up of a single muffin on wire cooling rack
Yield: 12 large muffins.

The Best Chocolate Chip Muffins

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

The Best Chocolate Chip Muffins - after over 30 years of baking this is still my favourite chocolate chip muffin recipe. Moist on the inside with crunchy edges on the muffin top and plenty of luscious chocolate morsels baked right in. A perfect muffin.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar, or lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Sift together the flour and baking powder and set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer with the whisk attachment in place, whisk together the eggs, sugar, and vanilla extract on high speed until foamy and slightly stiffened.
  3. Mix together the melted butter and vegetable oil in a measuring cup with a spout.
  4. Slowly add the oil and butter mixture to the egg mixture in a slow stream as the mixer continues to whisk.
  5. Mix together the whipping cream, milk and apple cider vinegar and add slowly to the mixing bowl continuing to mix but at a reduced speed.
  6. Fold in the dry ingredients by hand with a rubber spatula being careful not to over mix. Don't worry about lumps in the batter, they are fine. When the dry ingredients are almost incorporated, gently fold in the chocolate chips.
  7. Spoon batter into well greased muffin tins, filling them to the top. If you like you can sprinkle about a teaspoon of sugar over the top of each muffin before baking.
  8. Bake in a preheated 400 degree F oven for about 20 - 25 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.

Notes


The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

Nutrition Information

Yield

1

Serving Size

large muffin

Amount Per Serving Calories 433Saturated Fat 13gCholesterol 53mgSodium 56mgCarbohydrates 54gFiber 2gSugar 29gProtein 5g

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Jeanette Weir

Thursday 11th of November 2021

Every day I look forward to opening your recipe email. Just wish I had the time to make it all...lol I didn't have whipping cream on hand, so I tried a tin of Carnation thick cream. Turned out EXCELLENT 😋 It is indeed the BEST chocolate chip recipe ever!!! Thank you Barry. Enjoy your day 😊

Lynn Parsons

Thursday 18th of November 2021

Good to know!

dM

Friday 2nd of April 2021

Any substitute for egg?

Karen Milley

Saturday 2nd of May 2020

Didn't have whipping cream so I used all evaporated milk and they were really dry.

Cindy

Wednesday 4th of March 2020

Hello! Just made your white velvet cake recipe and it was soooo good!! I'm wanting to make these but have a question. Does this recipe make 12 standard muffins or 12 jumbo muffins? I'm trying to decide whether I might need to cut the recipe in half or not. Can't wait to make these!

Tina

Tuesday 3rd of March 2020

Hi Barry,

Am I missing how many muffins this recipe makes? 12? I don't see it, but does ot mean it's not there.

Thanks, Tina

Tina

Tuesday 3rd of March 2020

Found it! On the picture of the muffins above - 12 Large Muffins.

Best, Tina

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