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Traditional Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe

Traditional Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Traditional Chocolate Chip Muffins

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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."

Reviewed Feb. 6, 2015

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

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"

Reviewed Jan. 8, 2015

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

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) :)"

Reviewed Oct. 11, 2014

"Excellent, I ADDED Chopped pistachios"

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."

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."

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."

Reviewed Feb. 17, 2013

"Very moist and great tasting. I did not do the topping. I put chocolate chips on top. My kids loved them !!"

Reviewed Feb. 13, 2012

"I doubled the recipe and made 12 jumbo muffins. 3/4 cup batter in each muffin cup was perfect. I did not use the topping. They are delicious. Very moist for a muffin. They still only took 25 minutes to bake even though they were jumbo sized."

Reviewed Jan. 15, 2011

"i replaced yogurt for applesauce since i didnt have any yogurt on hand and it was good the only problem was i baked them for 25 mins. and they were done way too much! they were a dark brown next time i will cut down the time..."

Reviewed Jan. 8, 2011

"Due to my childrens preferences I did not make these with the topping. I also used vanilla yogurt and omitted the vanilla. They were very good and easy to make."

Reviewed Jun. 1, 2010

"These were really good, next time I am going to leave off the sugar and cinnamon topping and just sprinkle some chocolate chips over top. The sugar and cinnamon was a bit much for me. I made jumbo muffins, and used sour cream in place of the yogurt because that is what I had. I also used three egg whites and skipped the yolk entirely. All in all were good and will make again."

Reviewed Feb. 16, 2010

"This was great! the best muffin recipe. i used applesause instead of yougurt and it was equally good."

Reviewed Feb. 26, 2009

"My family loves these muffins! I now always skip the topping and sprinkle mini chips on top like another reviewer suggested. I've tried them both ways and while I like them with the original topping; my kids like them with just the mini chips on top. Thank you for this wonderful muffin recipe. I will always keep some on hand (they keep well in the freezer) to throw into school lunches."

Reviewed Jul. 19, 2008

"Excellent recipe! I'd been looking for a chocolate chip muffin that has a light texture like the mixes, and this one is perfect. I skipped the topping and just sprinkled extra mini chips on top. They're a hit with my family!"

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