Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins

We returned from our trip almost a week ago. Since then, I’ve been in that awkward re-familiarizing state you live in right after a chunk of time off. Trying to get back into usual routines, remembering how to live your everyday life, forcing yourself to get out of the car and go into work. I’m sure this is sounding familiar to most everyone. All of this serves as my excuse for being absent from all things blog. Hopefully, this post will serve as a triumphant return.

Chocolate seemed the best place to re-enter the baking world. And what better breakfast treat than chocolate muffins? With chocolate chips? No arguments, I’m sure.

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins offer double the chocolate for a sweet morning treat or snack.

My only change to the recipe was to decrease the oven temperature to 375 degrees and the baking time to 15 minutes. I used milk chocolate chips, although I really wished that I’d had those really tiny chocolate chips. Most everyone is familiar with making muffins, and these hold no surprises. That’s not to belittle them in anyway. ‘Cause they’re good. We decided fairly quickly that these were the best chocolate muffins we’d ever had the pleasure of eating. I had worried that the amount of cocoa wasn’t enough to make them over-the-top chocolate, but it was just right. This is definitely a keeper recipe for a quick morning muffin.

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 12 standard-sized muffins

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins


  • 1 & 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup semisweet or milk chocolate chips plus 1/4 cup for tops
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup + 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Preheat oven to 375°. Grease or line a 12-cup standard muffin pan.

Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa, and sugar. Stir in 3/4 cup chocolate chips. Add milk, oil, egg, and vanilla, and stir just until blended.

Spoon batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle remaining 1/4 cup chocolate chips on top. Bake 15-20 minutes, or until muffins are dark, risen, and springy.


Recipe adapted from Food Network.

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  1. peabody October 14, 2006 Reply

    Welcome back.

  2. Abby October 14, 2006 Reply

    I’m a fan of any possible way to eat chocolate for breakfast. Or before noon, for that matter! (Work late, sleep late, that’s me.)

    Those look cute and yummy!

  3. Ellie October 14, 2006 Reply

    Looks scrumptious! That much chocolate might make me feel guilty in the morning, but I think that as an afternoon pick me up, it’d be perfect!

  4. Riana October 15, 2006 Reply

    Thanks for sharing this and letting me know about Wikibooks. It’s awesome.
    The picture on wikibooks shows darker chocolate color, huh? Maybe it used dutch processed cocoa.
    Will be trying this soon!

  5. Ari (Baking and Book October 15, 2006 Reply

    Oh yum! Thanks so much for this recipe, my husband loves chocolate chip muffins. Now I have to find a way to make them as a surprise since he’s always around on the weekend. :)

  6. jennifer October 15, 2006 Reply

    Riana, I thought the same thing. Before I made them I had the internal dilemma of which cocoa to use. I didn’t use Dutch process, but it’s certainly an intriguing possibility.

  7. Brilynn October 15, 2006 Reply

    Glad to see you’re back in action! And thanks for the wikipedia info.

  8. Joe October 15, 2006 Reply

    Since the recipe calls for baking powder (and not soda) Dutch Process cocoa would work well!

  9. Lauren October 16, 2006 Reply

    I’ve recently found your blog and I just hava to say it’s elegantly delicious – wonderful!

  10. jennifer October 16, 2006 Reply

    Thanks for visiting, Lauren!

  11. nuttmegs17 April 25, 2012 Reply

    Do you still have the recipe? the original has disappeared…

    • jennifer April 26, 2012 Reply

      nuttmegs17, I added the recipe. There’s a link just above the photograph. Thanks for the heads up!

  12. ayesha October 15, 2012 Reply

    hey! omg your chocolate muffins look amazzzing!! And the recipe is simple and even i( who has two left hands!!) can make this… Im only 15( which isnt that young at all) and im aboput to go and try out this recipe and hope it tastes and looks as decadent as yours!!

    xxx ayesha
    Cape town

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