Packed with chocolate chips and topped with a brown sugar streusel, these Chocolate Chip Muffins are a delicious treat for any time of the day!
This post may contain paid links. For more information, please see our disclosure policy.
There ya have it. The story of chocolate chips all tied up in a nice little package. Maybe it’s my skeptical nature, but this story just sounds too good to be true. Why would Ruth Wakefield add chocolate to her butterscotch cookies? Did she really run out of ingredients? Possibly. But there’s no real proof.
In fact, I just spent the last 15 minutes googling Andrew Nestle. I can’t find any reference to him other than articles about how he helped invent the chocolate chip cookie. The founder of Nestle was Henri Nestle, a Swiss businessman who sold both his name rights and company in 1875. So how does someone with the name Nestle show up in Massachusetts in the 1930’s? I guess Andrew could be a descendant of Henri, but I can’t find any authentic references to him.
Here’s the thing, though. Does it really matter where the chocolate chip came from? Not at all! It’s a delicious little creation, and I personally always keep at least 4 bags in the pantry. Hey, you never know when the craving for a good chocolate chip cookie (or a chocolate chip muffin) might hit ya!
Chocolate Chip Muffins
As I’ve noted in the past, I’m not a huge chocolate for breakfast kinda guy. I even shy away from mocha coffees first thing in the morning. Once the afternoon or evening hits, though? Pass me a mocha and a chocolate chip cookie! Laura is the opposite of me. She’ll gladly go for chocolate in the morning. So I made these Chocolate Chip Muffins with Laura in mind. Let me be clear. She didn’t get the entire batch. I got my fair share of these Chocolate Chip Muffins. I just chose to eat mine later in the day. (Robbie also helped out…and he preferred his later in the day, too. That means Laura got outvoted 2-1 in our house!)
I used my go-to muffin base for this batch of Chocolate Chip Muffins. I’ve said it before. I’ll say it again. That muffin base is the best I’ve ever tasted! The muffins are perfectly dense without feeling like a brick. And the streusel topping? That’s just a requirement.
Laura and I sat around the dinner table the other night talking about different flavor ideas for muffins. (For the record, we were splitting one of these Chocolate Chip Muffins for dessert.) I’m thinking a good cinnamon orange muffin might have to happen for the holidays. Or perhaps cranberry orange muffins? Or gingerbread muffins? With all of the ideas we had, we’ll be eating muffins for years. I’m ok with that. Happy baking!
Did you make a batch of these Chocolate Chip Muffins? Leave a comment. Or snap a photo and tag me on Instagram (@Spicedblog)!
Looking for more tasty recipes using chocolate chips? Check out these other favorites:
Chocolate Chip Muffins
For the Streusel
For the Streusel
- Using a medium bowl, add sugars and melted butter; stir until well combined.
- Add the flour; stir until well combined. Set streusel aside.
For the Muffins
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- Lightly spray a muffin tin with baking spray, or line muffin tin with paper liners.
- Using a medium mixing bowl, add flour and baking powder; stir until well combined. Set mixture aside.
- Using an electric mixer, cream together sugar, butter and salt until light and fluffy (~3-4 minutes on medium speed).
- Using a medium mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, buttermilk, vanilla and oil. Pour liquid mixture into bowl of mixer in 2 additions, mixing well after each addition.
- Add flour mixture and mix on low until well combined.
- Fold in chocolate chips.
- Divide batter evenly into prepared muffin tin. (See note.)
- Crumble the streusel mixture evenly on top of the muffins.
- Sprinkle additional chocolate chips on top of the streusel.
- Bake for 36-38 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into center of a muffin comes out clean.