Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins are a family favorite! Sweet but not too sweet, they are great for breakfasts on the go or afternoon snacks. 

Muffins are always a great on the go breakfast or afternoon snack. When they are loaded with chocolate, they are even better. These Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins are always a hit.

And it’s easy to see why.

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins are a family favorite! Sweet but not too sweet, they are great for breakfasts on the go or afternoon snacks. 

Tips for making chocolate chocolate chip muffins:

I have been testing these muffins for awhile now. My kids LOVE it because it means that they get chocolate chip muffins for breakfast pretty much every day.

Tips for making chocolate chocolate chip muffins

During all of this recipe testing, I have learned a few things about about making perfectly moist chocolate chocolate chip muffins:

Tip #1: Melting chocolate with the butter works better than mixing the butter with cocoa powder. When I tried the recipe with cocoa powder, the muffins were a bit on the dry side.

Tip #2: To make the muffins even more moist, in addition to the milk, I add sour cream.

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins are a family favorite! Sweet but not too sweet, they are great for breakfasts on the go or afternoon snacks. 

Tip #3: Much like Easy Blueberry Muffins, one key to making perfect muffins is to mix the batter just until the batter comes together. It will still be a bit lumpy but if you over mix it, you will also end up with dry muffins.

Tip #4: Baking the muffins at 400 degrees for the first 5 minutes and then reducing the heat to 375 degrees for another 12 – 15 minutes, ensures that the muffins are higher and have a slight crunch to the top.

Tip #5: To ensure that the muffins stay fresh, store in an airtight container.

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins are a family favorite! Sweet but not too sweet, they are great for breakfasts on the go or afternoon snacks. 

Can you freeze chocolate chocolate chip muffins:

Yes! Muffins freeze well. Simply wrap them in plastic wrap and place them in the freezer. When you are ready to eat them, thaw them at room temperature. If you don’t have time for that, simply remove the plastic wrap, place them on a napkin and microwave them for about 30 seconds.

Easy Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins are a great for breakfast on the go or afternoon snacks. #breakfast #muffins #chocolate

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe

Approximately 20 muffins Prep Time: Cook Time:
5 based on 17 reviews


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoons salt
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips



Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a muffin tin with liners.


In a small pot over low heat, melt together butter and unsweetened chocolate. Whisk until smooth. Cool.


Whisk together chocolate and brown sugar. Whisk in eggs one at a time. Whisk in sour cream. Whisk in vanilla.


In another bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt.


Add 1/2 of the dry mixture into wet mixture. Mix just until it starts to come together. Mix in milk. Mix in remaining dry ingredients.


Gently fold in semi-sweet chocolate chips. Mix just until the batter comes together. Batter will be thick and slightly lumpy.


Fill cupcake liners with 1/4 cup mixture. Bake at 425 degrees for 5 minutes. Reduce heat to 375 and bake for an additional 12 - 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow to cool and serve.


Nutrition facts not guaranteed.

Nutrition information

Calories: 245 , Total Fat: 13.8g , Saturated Fat: 7.1g , Cholesterol: 32mg , Sodium: 194mg , Carbohydrates: 29.3g , Fiber: 1.8g , Sugar: 14.1g , Protein: 3.7g

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  • Reply
    Patricia @ Grab a Plate
    March 17, 2019 at 8:36 pm

    Double the chocolate? Sign me up – what could be better than a delish muffin to have on hand!

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    Cathleen @ A Taste of Madness
    March 10, 2019 at 10:16 pm

    It is always so good to have a good chocolate chip muffin recipe in your back pocket. Love that you tested these muffins until you got them just right :)

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    March 10, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Yum! And I love the shot of a bite taken out and being able to see the inside. Thanks so much for sharing this chocolate chip muffin recipe :).

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    Analida Braeger
    March 9, 2019 at 1:08 pm

    I just got on a chocolate chip/ chocolate muffin kick and Im glad I found this recipe just at the right time. These looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing

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    March 9, 2019 at 6:50 am

    Chocolate for breakfast is always a treat! Love how moist these muffins look and that they can be frozen too!

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    Leanne | Crumb Top Baking
    March 8, 2019 at 8:43 am

    You just can’t go wrong with chocolate chip muffins! They make a perfect little treat with morning coffee or a mid-afternoon snack. Thanks for the helpful tips on making them! I’ll have to give them a try some time!

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    Veronika's Kitchen
    March 7, 2019 at 1:03 pm

    It is never too much chocolate! These Chocolate muffins with Chocolate chips is a great example of a perfect treat for me) I would even drizzle them with extra chocolate ganache on top!

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    March 5, 2019 at 5:38 pm

    Oh, I love how many chocolate chips you use — so much chocolatey goodness! These would be perfect for brunch. Thanks for sharing!

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    Heather Perine
    March 5, 2019 at 4:49 pm

    You had me at chocolate! I feel like muffins are one of those things people think are simple to make but they never end up quite as good as they are from the bakery. So your tips will definitely be helpful!!

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    March 5, 2019 at 3:22 pm

    I’d devour about 3 of those right about now.

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    March 5, 2019 at 9:46 am

    Of course you had me at the first ‘chocolate’. I can see why the kids love this for breakfast, I’m all in! Saving this, it will go perfectly with my morning coffee and afternoon tea. Thank you for sharing your recipes.

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    Amy @ Little Dairy on the Prairie
    March 5, 2019 at 8:04 am

    These are the perfect grab and go breakfast! I cannot wait to try them!

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    Elaine Benoit
    March 5, 2019 at 5:42 am

    I love chocolate chip muffins, but I especially love chocolate, chocolate chip muffins. :) Your muffins look so delicious and I can’t wait to make them!!

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    March 5, 2019 at 2:54 am

    These look perfect! Cannot wait to try these!

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    Chrissie Baker
    March 5, 2019 at 12:23 am

    Yummy!!! I love these!! Really quick and easy. Absolutely delicious muffins

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    March 4, 2019 at 11:59 pm

    What a wonderful day starter! I love muffins for breakfast! Chocolate muffins are my favorite!

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    March 4, 2019 at 7:50 pm

    Thanks for the excellent idea to start the day of right! My kids are going to be pumped tomorrow morning when they wake up to fresh baked chocolate muffins!

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    Amanda Mason
    March 4, 2019 at 7:35 pm

    Oh yummy!! These look delish! I love anything chocolate based. I crave chocolate all the time and this is the perfect satisfaction to my craving! All these chocolate chips….yum!!

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    March 4, 2019 at 3:11 pm

    These look so good! Can’t wait to make a batch of them this weekend!

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