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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68 Responses to “Chocolate Chip Muffins”

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  1. Yumm-a-licious! Even the batter looks good.

  2. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Ramona,
    Looks like you got the computer all fixed, I just hate having problems with the internet. I love that I would get a chocolate chip in every bite, that sold me on this muffin! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and come back soon. Have a great week end!
    Miz Helen

  3. These look delicious!!

  4. Alex at a moderate life says:

    Hi Paper P! My kids have lived on chocolate chip muffins (with oatmeal) for breakfast during the school year for about 2 years! There is nothing more delicious than to bite into a muffin and have a chocolate chip burst and melt in your mouth! I seriously think they are better than blueberry muffins! Thanks so much for sharing this with us on the hearth and soul hop, but could you please add the linky url to your post? I am sure it was just an oversight. Thanks! All the best, Alex

  5. Kelly says:

    Chocolate chip muffins are my fave! Those look super yummy! Following you from Say Hi Sunday!

  6. Melynda@Moms Sunday Cafe says:

    Wow, do these look wonderful! Thanks for sharing with Cookbook Sundays! I know my Honey will love these.

  7. Crystal says:

    These look so yummy! Thanks for linking up to the Creative Bloggers’ Party & Hop.

  8. Sarah says:

    Oh my goodness. It’s one in the morning, and I should be going to bed, but instead I’m looking at your delicious food and my stomach is grumbling – because, well, there’s NOTHING better than muffins! I (surprisingly!) have all the ingredients for this, and will totally be making it in the morning!

  9. Carly says:

    OH MY GOSH! This looks delicious! I found you through the Linkup and am so glad I clicked on your button! I love this recipe 🙂

    Thanks for sharing!


  10. karen says:

    When I make these I am going to hold you accountab;e if I don’t get a chocolate chip in every bite! Ha! just kidding! Thanks for linking to WorkShop Wednesday! Can’t wait to see what you are up to this week!

  11. Katie says:

    Those look yummy….and BIG! I bet there really is a chip in every bite, what a delish looking treat. Thanks for sharing it on A Crafty Soiree, I’m featuring your recipe this Thursday on the new one.

  12. Kelsey says:

    YUMMMY!! I L-O-V-E chocolate chip muffins. Thank you for sharing! I found you on Flip Flop and Pearls 🙂


  13. WOW – those look wonderful and I am loving that book…remind me to get one ASAP!! I love your sneaky prince charming stealing off with a cook book! 🙂

    Thanks for linking up to Foodie Friday. I hope to see you again next week!!

  14. Rachel says:

    Mmmm yummy! I want one of those right now! And I love that you call your man price charming hehehe

    Thanks for linking up to the recipe hop!

  15. Kristy says:

    My kids LOVE muffins! And they’d certainly love these w/ choc chips!! 🙂


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