Chocolate Chip Muffins

Chocolate Chip Muffins

Chocolate Chip Muffins - Nicki's Random Musings

I recently shared on my baking fan page Nicki’s Sweet Treats that I was planning on making a different cupcake a week fifty two weeks.  While I have to admit already it’s been a bit harder than I thought I am still working on sticking as close to the challenge as possible.  That’s still my goal and I don’t want to change it so I aim lower.  This past weekend was so hectic I didn’t get to make the cupcake I wanted but I did get the baking edge and decided to make some Chocolate Chip Muffins instead.  It’s not that I didn’t want to make cupcakes its just I was missing ingredients (note to self – make shopping list for cupcake challenge in advance).  Any how I felt like muffins so I made me some.

muffin batter


The recipe was super easy to make and as you can see from my batter I wanted to add a good bit of chocolate chips.  You can add as little or as much as you please in the recipe.  The end result was amazing for me.  Watch the cooking time because it can vary based on each oven you don’t want it to dry out.

Chocolate Chip Muffins - Nicki's Random Musings


Trust me they taste as good as they look.



Chocolate Chip Muffins

Serves 12
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 20 minutes
Total time 35 minutes
Meal type Breakfast, Snack
Misc Child Friendly
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These muffins are great. It taste like you brought it from a store. It's not too sweet nor is it bland. Its just right. If you like chocolate then you will love these.


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cups milk
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cups mini semi-sweet chocolate chips


  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar


You can change this recipe to make any kind of muffin really.  If you want blueberries, you can add oatmeal to it, bananas and nuts.  Whatever you want to make it your own.


Step 1
Heat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C). Grease bottoms only of 12 muffin cups or line with baking cups.
Step 2
In a medium bowl, combine flour, 1/2 cup sugar, baking powder, chocolate chips, and salt; mix well. In a small bowl, combine milk, oil and egg; blend well. Add dry ingredients all at once; stir just until dry ingredients are moistened (batter may be lumpy.)
Step 3
Fill cups 2/3 full. Sprinkle tops of muffins before baking with a combination of 3 tablespoons sugar and 2 tablespoon brown sugar.
Step 4
Bake for 16 to 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 1 minute before removing from pan. Serve warm.
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Nickida Stephens

Nickida - is a wife and stay at home mother of four. She was born in Trinidad but moved to the US at age 14. She started blogging on an off for about three years and recently started writing more consistently. She enjoys sharing about her children, marriage, books, recipes, movies, reviews, giveaways and much more. She is working on improving her baking skills and building on her cake decorating business.

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Nickida - is a wife and stay at home mother of four. She was born in Trinidad but moved to the US at age 14. She started blogging on an off for about three years and recently started writing more consistently. She enjoys sharing about her children, marriage, books, recipes, movies, reviews, giveaways and much more. She is working on improving her baking skills and building on her cake decorating business.


  1. I can not begin to tell you how great those look. I’m going to surprise my family with these in Saturday morning.
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  2. I was looking for some great cupcake recipes and found these awesome!

  3. Nicki… these look delish!! I haven’t made muffins in a while… you have inspired me :)
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  4. Ooooh my! These look delicious! I’m getting ready to put together a gift basket for someone and I might have to make these for it…they look super tasty!

  5. I love chocolate chip muffins. Thank you for sharing the recipe.
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  6. oh my! these looks delicious! thanks for sharing your recipe.
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  7. Anita Anderson says:

    Sooooo yummy. I think this would be something my son would enjoy doing. I usually do a family movie night with him, at least 2x a month. This would be an additional thing we can do as a family to bond.

  8. These look great!
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  9. YUM! My son would love these. He recently discovered chocolate, hehe. I think this would be a great breakfast item for him. Thanks!
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  10. Well, if they taste as good as they look then they must be Finger-licking Delicious! :D
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  11. I love chocolate chip muffins! Thanks for sharing.
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  12. Such an easy recipe, and they look delicious. Thanks for sharing!
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  13. Yum! Those sound great, I’ll save this recipe for a day when we’re spoiling the kids a little! :)

  14. Nicky,
    You are devilish with this recipe!
    I am going to test it this weekend!
    Looks really great!
    I am not a chocolate chip fan, but these look really yummy!
    Thank you!
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  15. Mmm…I’ll take some of those please! They look delicious!
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  16. Those look delicious! I’d love to try them. I’m sure they wouldn’t last long in our house.
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  17. Wow these looks amazing and delicious! I will definitely try this recipe hope it will turn out great.

  18. Chocolate chip muffins are always good. I always think it is better to make this at home instead of buying it off the shelf packaged. Thanks for sharing.
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  19. Great job setting a goal and adjusting as needed. When life happens, my grocery shopping gets put on the back burner as well.

    Thanks for sharing this recipe. You captured great shots as they look delicious. Happy baking!
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  20. oooooo these look so yummy and oh no I am on a diet lol. I will share this and when i can have a treat I will be making them. thanks so much for sharing these yummy cakes
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  21. Those look delicious. I know my kids would be devouring them. :) I am proud of you for setting 52-weeks of cupcakes/muffins. I can imagine it being hard, but I know you will have great recipes and creative ways to make sweet bites. Good luck!

  22. We love any kind of muffin that includes chocolate chips at our house. I pinned this recipe to try. Thanks for sharing!
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  23. I have never thought to add topping to chocolate chip muffins. I am going to have to try that (and your recipe!). I’m going to pin your recipe as well as I host an Easter brunch every year and am always looking for new recipes to add to it.
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  24. The kids love chocolate chip muffins too and I normally bake for them as and when I have the time.
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  25. They look delicious and I’ll take a muffin over a cupcake anyday. Have you ever used any of the new alternatives to sugar that have become so popular? Stevia, etc…your thoughts?

    • NO I haven’t tried baking with any of those yet. Now that you mention it though I know Splenda has a brown sugar that you can bake with. I will have to look into it and give it a whirl and see how it measures up.

  26. I love muffins! Especially chocolate chip muffins. Love how yours have that perfect crumbly top. I pinned this, and I’m following you on Pinterest so I’ll keep an eye out for your next cupcake or muffin experience!
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  27. ah, lawd, those cookies look SO good…. :D
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  28. They look so yummy!! I love muffins I will have to make these. Thanks for posting
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  29. Yum! I think that says it all quite well!
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  30. I have been in search of new cupcake recipe and here it is. Looks super simple and delish to boot
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  31. 52 weeks? I’m finding it difficult to maintain consistency with a 31 day challenge. :)

    Baking is not my gift so I’m glad there are people out there who can cook because I love eating.

    Those do look yummy – the chocolate chips the better right?

    I like recipes where you can make substitutions because then you really only need to have the base recipe and add what you want. (blueberries or more chocolate)

    Good luck with your goal of 52 cupcakes goal and Yes, do plan a shopping list or better yet make sure each time you shop you add to your cupcake pantry stash.
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    • I know right what was I thinking. LOL. I am looking forward to see what it brings me by the end of the year. You’re so right about the pantry stash. Hey I should write a post about that.

  32. *salivating*

    Your choc chip muffins look amazing.

    When I bake, something usually comes out too ‘off’ to take a perfect picture – they’re overflowing, browned too much, or puny-looking.

    That’s cool to have a challenge to look forward completing for the New Year! Maybe if you miss a week, you could double-up on the next…to make a monthly goal? I LOVE cupcakes and looking forward to experimenting with recipes that fit into my new wheat-free, sugar-free diet plan. I have my eye on this recipe for Mini Mocha Cakes.

    Thanks for sharing.
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  33. These do look deelish! I’ve never tried chocolate muffins and apparently I’ve been missing out. Adding this to my list of must-try recipes. Thanks for sharing!
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  34. Mmm, those look absolutely delicious! I’m going to the store today to pick up some ingredients for some other goodies I want to make. I’ll have to pick stuff up to make these! I’m sure my family will love them. :)
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  35. These muffins look delicious! I’m going to pin this so I can try them out this weekend :) Thanks for sharing the recipe!
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  36. These look soooo yummy and recipe actually looks like something I might not screw up. I love to bake with my kids, but when it comes to the kitchen I seem to have ADHD. I made a box mix of blueberry muffins last week and forgot to mix in the berries. Thanks for the recipe!
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    • LOL that’s funny but it has happened to me before. I usually forget the baking powder or baking soda if I don’t pull it out from the start of the recipe prep.

  37. Oh my – these look fabulous! I like the addition of the sugar to the top of yours (I have a recipe on my site too that is yummy but different!)

    Would love for you to share this at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy! :-)
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