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

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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."

pcinant User ID: 3231537 114199
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 !!"

pstoudt User ID: 1899885 58850
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."

mlandis16 User ID: 3839918 54405
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..."

dencount User ID: 2040348 83423
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."

grensrud User ID: 4501110 134484
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."

melly98 User ID: 4117484 58643
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2010

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

5hungrykids User ID: 1062637 103046
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."

annabaker User ID: 1335174 147622
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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