Chocolate Chip Muffins

Chocolate Chip Muffins at Create With Joy

What is your favorite type of muffin? Prince Charming loves Chocolate Chips, so when he learned that June was National Dairy Month, and this month’s featured Iron Chef Challenge Ingredient was Milk, it wasn’t long before he demonstrated that he could easily rival Legend in the lengths he would go to for a treat!


Featured Ingredient & Cookbook

Prince Charming knew that Taunton Press had recently sent me some amazing cookbooks to review and give away to my readers (be on the lookout for these!) – so, he snuck into The Paper Palace when I wasn’t around and made off with the loot like a bandit! Shortly thereafter, I found him immersed in an amazing book – Absolutely Chocolate – where he was busy marking page after page of “must try” recipes. But – after coming across their Chocolate Chip Muffin recipe – he decided we must make muffins for the Iron Chef Challenge!


June Iron Chef Challenge

Now, if there is one thing I have learned over the years, it’s that Prince Charming has impeccable taste when it comes to chocolate – so I didn’t make him plead too hard! We made a few modifications to the original recipe, then baked at night when the temperatures had cooled down. I must say – he picked a fabulous recipe! The next time you’re looking for a dessert that kids (and princes) of all ages will love – particularly desserts that pair perfectly with milk – treat your family to a batch of delicious Chocolate Chip Muffins!


A Chocolate Chip In Every Bite


3 ½ Cups (1 Pound) Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
4 Teaspoons Baking Powder
½ Teaspoon Baking Soda
1 ½ Cups Granulated Sugar
10 Tablespoons (5 Ounces) Unsalted Butter, Melted and Cooled Slightly
1 Cup Whole Milk at Room Temperature
1 Cup Crème Fraiche at Room Temperature
2 Large Eggs at Room Temperature
1 Large Egg Yolk at Room Temperature
1 Teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
2 ½ Cups Chocolate Chips


1. Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

2. Butter the top and insides of your muffin pan to prevent the muffins from sticking.

Note: We used a large muffin pan (yield: 8 muffins) but you could also use a standard 12-cup muffin tin for this recipe.

3. Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a large bowl, and mix well.

4. Combine the sugar, butter milk, crème fraiche, eggs, egg yolk, and vanilla, using the whisk attachment at a medium-high speed.

5. Switch to the paddle attachment and fold in, at low speed, the dry ingredients into the wet, and fold gently with the paddle attachment until the dry ingredients are mostly moistened. Note that the batter should still be lumpy, and there should still be quite a few streaks of dry flour showing at this stage.


Step 6 – Add The Chips To The Batter

6. Fold in 2 cups of chocolate chips until just combined. Don’t over mix – the batter should still be lumpy. Note: You will use the remaining ½ cup of chocolate chips in Step 8.

7. Evenly distribute the batter into the muffin tin(s). If you want an oversized muffin top, fill each cup to the top of the rim.


Steps 7 & 8 – Add The Batter To The Muffin Tins

8. Evenly divide the remaining chocolate chips on top of the muffins, pressing them into the batter until just covered.


Step 9 – Fresh Baked Muffins

9. Bake for 20 minutes, rotate, then 15 minutes more – until the muffins are golden brown and spring back lightly when you press the middle.

10. Let the muffin tin cool on a rack for 15 to 20 minutes. Use a table knife to separate the muffin tops if necessary, then invert the pan and pop out the muffins.


Serve While Hot!

Serve them muffins while hot!

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  1. amy says:

    This look and sound delicious! You’ve got me craving for Chocolate chip muffins now!!! I gotta make some tomorrow. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend.


  2. Kelly says:

    They look yummy! My Prince Charming would like those as well. Considering he doesn’t like fruit, he has fewer muffin choices to choose from. My favorite is blueberry.

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  3. Dave says:


    This recipe looks delicious! Thanks for posting it!

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  4. Becky says:

    Hey, Following you from the Weekend Wind Down on twitter and GFC.
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  5. Michele
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    UH OH——–these sound really good!!!! Came in to say hi from Weekend Winddown

    Michele aka MikiHope

  6. Ruth says:

    Blueberry muffins are my all time favorite… but my, these chocolate chip muffins sure look very tempting…

  7. Kerry says:

    My boys love our chocolate muffins that we get once in a while. Yours look wonderful!

    I found you through the Blog Hop.


  8. ShowMeMama says:

    This is our family favorite recipe. Looks great- I wish i had it in front of me right now LOL. I am your new follower from Food Friday Blog Hop. You can visit me at

  9. Susie B. Homemaker says:

    Those look perfectly delicious! Mmm, I could go for some with my coffee right now. :p

  10. Kortney says:

    Hi Ramona! Thanks so much for linking up with us for the Super Stalker Sunday Hop!!! I just wanted to stop by and see your new site!! Love it!! It looks wonderful! 🙂 I’m glad I came over to visit because these muffins look soo yummy! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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  11. April@The 21st Century Housewife
    Twitter: apriljharris

    Your chocolate chip muffins look just lovely – so light and delicious. I bet the creme fraiche gives them a lovely texture. Thank you for sharing this super recipe with The Weekend Roundup!

  12. Accepting and Embracing Autism says:

    Hi just calling by from Alexa Blog Hop.Thanks for sharing this recipe. Will have to try it cause they look so yummy. Be sure to come by and say hi. Sarah

  13. wow looks very tasty .Im now following your awesome blog from todays hop 🙂 hope you can follow me too

  14. April G says:

    Those look amazing!! Thanks so much for stopping by and linking up to our Super Stalker Sunday hop! I’m already following you on GFC so now I’m following on Twitter! 🙂 Have a great weekend! Hope to see you again next week for the hop!

    April @ Mama on a Green Mission

  15. Wow, those look amazing! My 7 year old was drooling over my shoulder. I may have to try these for my troops 🙂

    Looking forward to checking out all the goodies on your blog. A new stalker via GFC 🙂


  16. Mariah says:

    These look so yummy! I’m a fan of old school blueberry muffins, but I really haven’t met a muffin I didn’t like!

    I’m stopping by from this week’s Super Stalker Sunday hop! Thanks for participating! I hope you’ll join us again next week and I hope you’ll stop by and visit me if you haven’t already!
    Mariah, Formula Mom

  17. Grandma Bonnie says:

    Just hopping by. Already a follower with GFC. The muffins look so yummy.

  18. shah says:

    Oh I do so Lurrrvvve a choc chip muffin! And this looks yummy indeedido! ;D Shah .X

  19. cheerful says:

    wow, looks really delicious and thanks for sharing your recipe, i would love to try it someday! visiting from FTF and wishing you a great weekend!

  20. Mars @ The Food Encounters says:

    It’s unfortunate that I don’t have an oven to bake muffins in. 🙁 Hope I could get one someday to make this 🙂

    Doing my hop from this week’s FTF! Here’s mine:

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  21. Shannon says:

    That looks so good!

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  22. Joe says:

    Following you from Super Stalker Sunday Blog Hop

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  23. Ces says:

    this looks yummy, visiting from the Alexa hop

  24. Those look great! I usually make blueberry or lemon poppyseed, but I love chocolate chip too.

    Following you from the Alexa blog hop. Hope you’ll check out my blog!

  25. Accepting and Embracing Autism says:

    Just stopping by to say hello.These look great. Check out my new Blog hop Making Goals Monday . Sarah.

  26. Kay M says:

    Just dropping by from the Alexa Hop! I almost got up to get a spoon…that batter looks so delish! The muffins are so beautiful too! not too dark, and so fluffy…ok, gotta stop. Its only a little after 5am. Too early for that! I’d love to have you stop by my place too. I followed you on GFC!

  27. jamieS says:

    Yum! Visiting from the Alexa Blog hop!
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  28. Kathryn says:

    I love anything with chocolate chips! These look and sound so good! Thanks for linking your recipe up at Muffin Monday!

  29. Stopping by from Monday Madness hop. Glad I did, these look yummy!
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  30. Yummy! I love making a bunch of muffins and freezing them so I can warm one up whenever I have the urge. Following you from the Monday Madness Blog Hop.

  31. Melissa says:

    Yummy looking chocolate muffins. Stopping by from the Helicopter’s Mom Alexa hop. Have a good day!

  32. Hi,visiting from Follow Us Monday Morning Blog-Hop. I’m now following your blog on GFC. I would love if you could return the favor.

    Thank you.

  33. Kelly says:

    My daughter would love these! I can’t decide if these would be better for breakfast or dessert!

    • Create With Joy
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      Hi Kelly

      They are good either way! They are not overly sweet so they work well for breakfast or brunch (Prince Charming LOVES eating them for breakfast, although I’m more of a fruity muffin gal, myself) – but the fact that they have chocolate in them makes them perfect for an anytime treat in my book!

      Enjoy! 🙂

  34. angie says:

    these look super yummy come see me at and see what I shared

  35. yummmmmm…chocolate!!
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  37. Sherry says:

    Oh, wow! This looks divine! 🙂

  38. Jen says:

    YUM! Thanks for sharing this recipe on Made From Scratch Tuesday!

  39. Sheri Carpenter says:

    This looks so Yummy!!
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  40. JDaniel4's Mom says:

    These muffins would be perfect for breakfast or my afternoon snack.

  41. Ott, A says:

    Those look delish! I love anything with choc. chips in them. Thanks so much for linking up to the Iron Chef Challenge. I hope you’ll be back next month when the themed ingredient in King Arthur Flour.

  42. Felicia says:

    Those look sinfully delicious. I must resist making them!

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  43. Those muffins look really wonderful and I bet they’re delicious. What a perfect snack 🙂 Wednesdays I host a recipe swap and I’d love for you to come by and show off your muffins. Have a blessed day.

  44. Gena L says:

    ahhhhhhh! Those look so delicious!

    I’m your newest follower from the hop!

  45. Liz@HoosierHomemade says:

    Yum! My boys would love these!
    Love the pictures of your cats! The one on the right looks alot like ours.
    Thanks for joining us for Cupcake Tuesday!

  46. jamie creaitve cupcake recipes says:

    These muffins look great. Thanks for sharing.

  47. Makes me wish I wasn’t allergic to chocolate. They look delicious!

  48. carolinaheartstrings says:

    This is my daughter’s fav muffin. I will be making this recipe this weekend. Great pictures. Come over and visit us today and check out or wonderful chilled soup. We also have a give away from The Fairy Hobmother.

  49. The Creative Bloggers’ Party & Hop has grown for the better because of your participation. Thanks for linking up this great post!

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