With this easy chocolate chip muffin recipe, you can enjoy a quick batch of homemade muffins for breakfast, brunch, or an after-school snack.

chocolate chip muffins on a table

Quick and Easy Muffin Recipe

Chocolate chips were created by accident, but they have become a favorite in kitchens around the world. From pancakes, breads, cookies, dips, and of course muffins, these little morsels are a fun addition to many recipes.

As a busy mom, muffins are a go-to for me. They are an easy breakfast we can grab-and-go in the mornings on the way to school, or they are ready to bring to activities or have at home as a snack during homework time. I’ve even brought muffin baskets to friends recovering from illness or postpartum, shared them with friends during potlucks, or made beautiful displays for brunches and showers.


steps for making chocolate chip cookies

Ingredients + Variations

To make these delicious chocolate chip muffins, you’ll need:

flour – white, all-purpose flour is best for baking tender muffins

white sugar – white, granulated sugar is most commonly used in baking

salt – a little salt enhances the flavor of the other ingredients in the recipe

baking powder – adding baking powder affects the rise and shape of the muffins

oil – choose a light oil like canola or corn oil. Since oil has more fat content than butter, the muffins will be moister and will stay fresher longer.

egg – eggs help to create a smooth batter

milk – fresh, whole milk gives the muffins a creamier texture and a sweeter taste

chocolate chips – choose either milk chocolate or semisweet chips


How to Make the Best Chocolate Chip Muffins


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Place liners in your muffin tins. This recipe will make 12 full-size muffins or 36 mini chocolate chip muffins.


Whisk together the dry ingredients, reserving 1 – 2 tablespoons for later use.


Pour the oil into a 1-cup glass measuring cup. Beat the egg and add to the oil. Fill the measuring cup containing the oil-egg mixutre to the 1-cup mark with milk. Beat until well combined.


Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until well combined, but don’t over mix. Too much air in the batter will cause the muffins to have a gummy texture.


Toss the chocolate chips in the remaining flour mixture. This helps to suspend the chips within the batter so your muffins have an even distribution of chips, and not all chocolate chips sink to the bottom. Gently fold the chocolate chips into the batter.


Divide the batter into the muffin tins, filling about 2/3 full. Don’t overfill the muffin tins because they will rise and spread during the baking process.

Bake at 400 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes or until light golden brown in color and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Muffins can be served warm or at room temperature. They can be stored in an airtight container for four to five days.

chocolate chip muffins on a table overhead viewVARIATIONS OF CHOCOLATE CHIP MUFFINS

Zucchini Chocolate Chip Muffins

Add 1 cup of grated or shredded zucchini to the batter to make an antioxidant-rich muffin, and use up some of the extra zucchini from your garden!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Add 1 cup pumpkin puree for a delicious fall snack.

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Add 3 ripe bananas, about 1 1/4 cup mashed bananas, to create this variation.

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Chocolate Chip Muffins

With this easy chocolate chip muffin recipe, you can enjoy a quick batch of homemade muffins for breakfast, brunch, or an after-school snack. 
4.08 from 13 votes
Course: Appetizer/Dessert, Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Author: Kasey Schwartz
Servings: 12
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes


  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • cup oil vegetable or canola
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • cup milk
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips semi sweet or milk chocoalte


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
  • Place liners in muffin tins
  • Whisk together dry ingredients, reserving 1-2 tablespoons of dry mixture for later use
  • Pour oil into a 1-cup glass measuring cup
  • Beat egg and add to oil
  • Fill measuring cup with the oil and egg mixture to the 1 cup mark with milk
  • Beat until well combined
  • Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir until well combined, but don’t over mix
  • Gently fold chocoalte chips into batter
  • Divide batter into muffin tin, fill ⅔ full
  • Bake at 400 degrees F for 15-20 or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean
  • Serve warm or room temperature
  • Store leftovers in airtight container 4 to 5 days
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About Kasey Schwartz

For over 15 years, Kasey Schwartz, the mastermind behind All Things Mamma, has been the ultimate go-to for mouthwatering family recipes. Her work has been featured on Today.com, Buzz Feed, Better Homes and Gardens, and more, making her your go-to mom next door for all things delicious and family-friendly.


  1. Followed directions as written, but mixture was way too thick so I added milk also thought temperature was too high >

    1. Shyanne - ATM Team says:

      Thank you for the feedback, Terry! Did the extra milk help?

  2. 2 stars
    Not enough wet ingredients/too much flour. I had to add water to the mixture to get it to the right consistency. Also lowered the temp to 375.

  3. 3 stars
    I made the muffins when I mixed the batter together it was extremely thick and had to add more milk. Also cooking at 400 F i think was way to high of a temp as my muffins were burned on the bottom

  4. 4 stars
    I do not see where your directions say what is done with the reserved 1-2 tablespoons of dry mixed ingredients? I just added it back into mixture.

    1. Jennifer Hyman says:

      5 stars
      These muffins are delicious! We made them exactly as the recipe suggests and they came out amazing. Thank you!

      1. Shyanne - ATM Team says:

        Thank you, Jennifer! We’re so glad you enjoyed them!

4.08 from 13 votes (9 ratings without comment)

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