Part breakfast, part dessert, chocolate chip muffins are one delicious way to start the day. Store muffins in a freezer-safe zip-top bag and pluck one out every morning… or snack time!

Fresh chocolate chip muffins.

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Things You'll Need

Ingredients for chocolate chip muffins.

Charity Curley Mathews, founder of Foodlets.com

Using either a stand mixer or hand beaters, cream together the butter and sugar for about 2 minutes.

sugar and butter

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Tips

Use half granulated sugar and half brown sugar for another flavor dimension.

The mixture should be fluffy.

butter and sugar combined

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Crack the eggs, one at a time, beating thoroughly in between each. Add the vanilla and mix again.

egg shells

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Pour the buttermilk in, mixing again.

buttermilk

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Tips

No buttermilk? Combine the same amount of regular milk with the juice of a lemon, stir and let sit for 2 minutes.

Place a sifter over your bowl to easily combine the dry ingredients with the wet. Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Shake your sifter until all the dry ingredients are in the bowl and stir until just incorporated.

sifter

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Tips

If you don’t have a sifter, just add the dry ingredients as usual.

Mix in the chocolate chips, except for a small handful. Reserve those to place on top of each muffin once they are in the muffin pan, before it goes in the oven.

chocolate chips

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Coat your muffin pan with a nonstick cooking spray or use a paper towel to smear a little butter thoroughly around the inside of each muffin cup.

Then use a 1/4-cup measuring cup to scoop out the batter. A small silicone spatula will pop the batter out very well.

filling muffin tins

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Fill the entire pan (12 muffin cups) about three quarters full.

unbaked muffins

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Sprinkle 2 to 4 chocolate chips right on top of the muffin batter before placing in the oven. It’s hard to resist a muffin with chocolate chips peeking out the top!

uncooked chocolate chip muffins

Charity Curley Mathews, founder of Foodlets.com

Bake for 15 to 18 minutes at 375 degrees F. Remove muffins from the pan and allow to cool completely on a wire rack. Now they’re ready to eat!

Chocolate chip muffins

Charity Curley Mathews, founder of Foodlets.com