Chocolate Chip Muffins

Chocolate Chip Muffins

I love to make muffins. They’re so quick and easy, and they almost always come out tasting amazing. You can’t really beat warm muffins out of the oven. I love to make a batch on the weekends and then freeze them for lunches throughout the week. A few weeks ago I was leafing through my new cookbooks and ran across this recipe for chocolate chip muffins. Of course I had to make them! They turned out soft and fluffy and with the perfect amount of sweetness. They taste great, but you actually realize you are eating a muffin rather than a cupcake. I love the addition of chocolate chips too. Mike would have preferred blueberries, but since I made him muffins he can’t complain too much, right? :) We both really liked these and I’ve already started thinking up different variations to try in the future!

Chocolate Chip Muffins

Chocolate Chip Muffins

Chocolate Chip Muffins

Ingredients:

3 cups (15 oz) all purpose flour
1 Tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
10 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened
1 3/4 cups plus 3 Tbsp sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cups plain yogurt
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips.

Directions:

Place the oven rack in the lower-middle position and pre-heat the oven to 375. Line 18 muffin cups with paper liners (use fewer muffin cups if you want larger muffins).

In a medium bowl mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer beat the butter and sugar on medium-high spead until pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in the eggs. Reduce speed to low and add the dry ingredients in 2 additions, alternating with 3 additions of yogurt. Stir in the chocolate chips

Divide the batter evenly among the muffin cups. Bake until the muffins are golden brown and a toothpick inserted in a center muffin comes out with moist crumbs, 20-25 minutes. Rotate the pans halfway through baking.

from The Cooks Illustrated Cookbook

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17 comments

  1. Such a classic muffin. Yours look delicious!

  2. I love how everything came out so perfectly in your muffins – smooth muffin tops and loads of chocolate chips :)
    I’ll let you in on a secret – when I have made choc chip muffins in the past I have always added a hint of cinnamon – it accentuates the flavour do much :)

    I adore your blog and l

  3. Sorry didnt finish!
    I was saying how I adore your blog and love to visit 😛

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru
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    • megan replied: — January 23rd, 2012 @ 7:13 am

      Thank you so much for your kind comment! And good suggestion on the cinnamon. :)

  4. Chocolate chip muffins have to be my favorite. They are simple yet tasty. These look amazing!

  5. These are just beautiful, Megan!! We love chocolate chip muffins around here (chocolate beats blueberries any day!!).

  6. Chocolate Chip has to me my all time favorite muffin! I wish I had some in my freezer for breakfast this morning :(

  7. I used to adore chocolate chip muffins and for some reason haven’t had one in a long time. I’d love to make these as a nice little treat!

  8. These look so good! I’m so glad I came across your blog! My husband loves muffins–I can always use more delicious looking recipes!

  9. i LOVE chocolate chip muffins! they’re tied with blueberry for my all time favorites.

  10. These look delicious! And I bet the yogurt makes them super soft and light. Thanks for sharing!

  11. Hi Megan! The girls helped me make these and they turned out really well, less sweet tasting than I expected. We only had vanilla yogurt, so they tasted a lot like chocolate chip cookies. I think your recipe is missing how much salt to add though.

    • megan replied: — January 30th, 2012 @ 6:32 am

      Thanks for catching that about the salt Sarah! Sorry, I just fixed it. :) I’m glad you liked the muffins, even if you had to guess at the salt content. Thanks for the comment, it’s so good to hear from you! I hope you guys are doing well. :)

  12. Love how simple these beauties are to make. And they certainly look super delicious.

  13. Those muffins look perfect! I love chocolate chip muffins so much!

  14. I made these yesterday. They made way more than 18 muffins. I got 26 and I filled the muffin tins up. They went over the muffin. Next time I will cut the recipe in half.

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