Traditional Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe
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Traditional Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe

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Muffins are one of my favorite things to bake, and these are the best. I always keep some in the freezer for breakfast on the run. I can zap one in the microwave before I head out the door. —Kelly Kirby Westville, Nova Scotia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) plain yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts, optional
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 308 calories, 13g fat (8g saturated fat), 58mg cholesterol, 319mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in yogurt and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt; add to the creamed mixture just until moistened. Fold in chocolate chips. Fill paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full.
  2. Combine the topping ingredients; sprinkle over batter. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to wire rack. Serve warm. Yield: 1 dozen.
Originally published as Chocolate Chip Muffins in Quick Cooking March/April 2005, p31

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lkleditz User ID: 828589 258296
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2016

"I make these frequently for my family and they always turn out delicious. The first time I made them with the topping but after that I've always made just the muffin, they are fantastic without the extra steps."

muffinmel User ID: 8278108 222080
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2015

"Very good. Doubled the recipe. I don't like overly sweet things so Cut sugar in half. Added about 1/4 cup flax and chia seeds. Used about 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips. Used 16 oz Greek yogurt plain. Dough is like a bread dough. Keep an eye on them while baking mine only took 15 mins - larger ones 20 mins."

okweaver User ID: 6104185 219877
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2015

"Made them without the topping and they are just delicious. Perfect with a cup of tea or coffee."

walkasock User ID: 8214092 217945
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2015

"Worst recipe ever. Even my 5 and 2yr old disliked them. Have tried other recipes for various things on here and we have not come across one thats good. Thanks but will continue to do my own thing when it ccomes to cooking as everyone loves it"

SharonHenry2006 User ID: 7789637 217313
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2015

"Absolutely delicious! I made them exactly as directed."

Allie Belle Elling User ID: 6858922 217210
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2015

"mmm, yummy!! just pulled a batch out of the oven and they are espessially good warm!! I didn't have any yogurt so I actually just used some cream cheese mixed with a little heavy whipping cream and they turned out fine! I did the topping with just cinnamon sugar and chocolate chips and it added the perfect touch...I will hav to do these again in the future...(and if there are any young cooks out there like me,I'm 17, these are super easy and yummy) :)"

Robins Recipes User ID: 5704229 206145
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2014

"Excellent, I ADDED Chopped pistachios"

mommy2jesse User ID: 3572740 58852
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2014

"This is my favorite muffin recipe by far. I have used vanilla or blueberry yogurt instead of plain and turned out fine each time. For the topping, I only use brown sugar and cinnamon for the topping, did not need the extra choc. chips. Very moist and tasty. Family loves them."

germanycook User ID: 6411056 62568
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2013

"Yummy, moist, and a crisp top!

I used sour cream instead of yogurt, and didn't do the topping. Liked it without! I think the topping would make them too sweet."

pcinant User ID: 3231537 134487
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2013

"I rated them already but the stars would not come on screen so I had to do it a second time. Worth doing it twice."

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