How to make Bakery style chocolate chip muffins. This recipe is super easy for big muffins with a nice bump and a soft and fluffy texture and mini chocolate chips. They taste great and they're perfect for breakfast, kids' snacks, or any other treat.
Best Chocolate Chip Muffins
This Bakery style chocolate chip muffin recipe is perfect and very easy to make at home.They are just as good as the ones you can buy at your local bakery, a moist, fluffy and soft with plenty of chocolate chips throughout.
Chocolate chip muffin recipes are always delicious, whether it's with banana, blueberries, or oatmeal it's always a real treat.
And that's why I have lots of muffin recipes on my blog, it's a real pleasure for a baker like me with 4 kids at home to try these recipes. They are as soft as in my Nutella muffins recipe or in this banana chocolate muffins recipe.
These chocolate chip muffins are very easy and quick to make, they are perfect for breakfast or to take with you everywhere. And I explain everything you should know to get the most out of them.
You will have nice big, fluffy and flavorful muffins or you can even use this recipe to make mini chocolate chip muffins, I have already tried them and they are delicious.
Composition to make the best chocolate chip muffins
In these moist chocolate chip muffins, you will find all the best ingredients to get the most out of this recipe. If you follow my instructions and the quantities displayed on the recipe card, your muffins will be as beautiful and delicious as mine.
- Flour: White wheat all purpose flour that you can replace by a whole grain flour or a gluten free flour.
- Sugar: White granulated sugar or a flavored sugar like brown sugar or cane sugar.
- Buttermilk: The acidity of the buttermilk contributes to the soft texture of these chocolate chip muffin recipe. If you don't have buttermilk you can always replace it with milk, plain yogurt or sour cream. You can also make a mixture of ⅔ buttermilk and ⅓ sour cream.
- Vegetable oil: It's a mixture of vegetable oil and butter that gives it that moist texture. Use grape seed oil or sunflower oil.
- Butter: I use melted butter that I let cool a bit, but you can also use softened butter directly, but it must be unsalted butter.
- Eggs: large eggs at room temperature.
- Raising agent: A mixture of baking powder and baking soda.
- Salt: Essential to bring out the flavor.
- Vanilla: Use pure vanilla to flavor these muffins or 1 packet of vanilla sugar.
- Chocolate chips:You can use mini semi sweet chocolate chips, or you can make them yourself by following my recipe homemade semi sweet chocolate chips. And for larger chunks use baking chocolate cut in pieces.
How to make the best chocolate chip muffins recipe
- Start by mixing together in a medium bowl, flour, baking powder, baking soda and pinch of salt and set aside.
- Then place the melted butter, oil, granulated sugar, eggs and vanilla extract in a large bowl.
- Mix with an electric mixer for 1-2 minutes on medium speed until the mixture is smooth and the sugar is dissolved.
- Then add the buttermilk and mix again with a mixer for a few seconds to incorporate it.
Tip: You can do this chocolate chip muffins recipe with a simple hand whisk or use an electric mixer just for the beginning of the recipe.
Add the dry ingredients
- Then add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and also fold in chocolate chips.
- And mix this time with a soft spatula just enough to incorporate them into the mixture without over-mixing.
Tip: Be careful not to over mix the mixture, don't use an electric mixer to incorporate the flour mixture and have soft chocolate chip muffins.
Bake the muffins
- Preheat oven to 428° F/ 220°C and prepare a cupcake pan or muffin tin with paper liners.
- Pour the chocolate chip muffin batter into the cups, making sure to fill them completely to make large muffins.
- Sprinkle some mini chocolate chips on top.
- Put in the preheat oven and bake 5 minutes at 428°F / 220°C, then lower the temperature to 350°F / 180°C and bake for another 20 minutes until they have a nice bump and are golden brown.
- Check the cooking by sticking a toothpick in the center of a muffin until it comes out clean or with some crumbs.
- Allow your chocolate chip muffins to cool slightly in the muffin tin before cooling completely on a cake rack.
Tip: Use an ice cream scoop to fill the paper trays and do not open the oven door while baking, otherwise the muffins will fall back.
How to store muffins
Room temperature: This recipe for chocolate chip muffins can be stored at room temperature for 5 to 7 days in a storage box with an airtight lid.
Freeze: But you can also keep this chocolate chip muffin recipe in the freezer for up to 3 months.
6 Tips for successful muffins
Here are my top tips for making this great recipe! Be sure to follow my directions and tips below to make fluffy, tasty muffins with the great taste of butter and a nice bump on top.
- Ingredients at room temperature: Your mixture will be well blended and all ingredients will mix better if they are all at the same temperature.
- Baking powder + baking soda: This is the perfect combination to get the chocolate chip muffin bump going. Follow the recipe carefully, measuring the quantities of yeast precisely to get that nice bump without feeling it too much in your mouth.
- Don't over mix: The dough should be a bit lumpy, so don't use an electric mixer to incorporate the dry ingredients. The texture of the dough is also important because it will hold the chocolate chips and prevent them from falling to the bottom during baking.
- Fill the baking cups fully: Fill the muffin cups to the top with the batter to make large muffins.
- Bake in a very hot oven: Preheat to at least 220°C. Baking at a high temperature is a starting booster. It will allow the muffins to cook and develop quickly, then lower the temperature to 180°C to gently cook the inside of the muffin and keep its moist and fluffy texture. Be careful not to open the oven door during baking, as the change in temperature will cause the muffins to fall apart.
- Do not overcook : Be careful to watch the cooking process, overcooked muffins = dry muffins! A few minutes before the end of the baking time, check with a toothpick by plunging it into the center of the muffin.
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