Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min.


about 3 dozen

Updated: Sep. 30, 2022
I bake a lot of different muffins, but this is the recipe I use the most. Their small size makes them difficult to resist! —Joanne Shew Chuk, St. Benedict, Saskatchewan
Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips


  1. In a large bowl, cream sugar and shortening until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, then milk and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture just until combined. Fold in chocolate chips.
  2. Spoon about 1 tablespoon of batter into each greased or paper-lined mini-muffin cup. Bake at 375° until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 10-13 minutes. Cool in pans for 5 minutes before removing to wire racks. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

2 each: 110 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 87mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.