Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins Recipe

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Mini chocolate chip muffins are a great breakfast or snack. Bite sized muffins that taste like a chocolate chip cookie. A family favorite!

Chocolate chip mini muffins on table.


I love anything that involves chocolate chips like this chocolate chip bunt cake, German chocolate chip cookies, and chocolate chip bars. So naturally these mini chocolate chip muffins have a special place in my heart and stomach.

Mini muffins are great because they are easy to pop in your mouth for a snack and kids love them.

This is the perfect recipe for Mini Chocolate Chip Muffins

  • This is a simple recipe with just a few simple ingredients you probably already have in your pantry.
  • Bite size muffins are great for on-the-go breakfast or a perfect snack.
  • Kid and adult friendly, everyone loves these little muffins!

Recipe Ingredients

  • Sugar – Granulated white sugar
  • Butter – Unsalted butter, softened
  • Milk – Use your favorite milk, like 2% or whole milk.
  • Egg – 1 large egg.
  • Vanilla extract – This adds a little sweetness to the muffins.
  • Flour – All-purpose flour is used.
  • Baking powder
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Mini chocolate chips – Mini chocolate chips are perfect for these muffins but you can use regular semi-sweet chocolate chips or milk chocolate chips.
chocolate chip muffin batter in muffin pan

How to make Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins

  • Mix: Start by mixing together softened butter and sugar until it becomes creamy. I used a hand mixer to combine the ingredients. (You can replace the butter with equal amount of shortening if you prefer.)
  • Add in egg, milk, and vanilla.
  • Dry ingredients: In a separate bowl, stir together the flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the we ingredients mixture.
  • Using a spatula, stir in the mini chocolate chips. You could substitute with regular size chocolate chips.
  • Bake: Scoop 1 tablespoon of the muffin mixture into prepared mini muffin pan that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Bake at 375 degrees F for about 12 minutes. I recommend checking the muffins at the 10 minute mark. They will be done with a toothpick comes out clean.
chocolate chip muffins on a wire rack

Recipe tips

  • Let the cold ingredients come to room temperature to help the muffins bake perfectly.
  • Try using a small cookie scoop or tablespoon to portion out the batter into the muffin cups.
  • Try making these as regular size muffins. They will need to bake for 15-18 minutes.

How to store Mini Chocolate Chip Muffins

Store: Let the muffins completely cool and store in an airtight container for a week.

Freeze: Let them cool and then place muffins in an airtight, freezer safe container or bag for up to 3 months. Let them thaw in the refrigerator and then microwave for about 30 seconds to warm.

Let me know if you make this mini muffin recipe in the comments.

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Chocolate chip mini muffins on table.
4 from 1 vote

Mini Chocolate Chip Muffin Recipe

By Heather
Mini Chocolate Chip Muffins
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Servings: 24 muffins


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups mini chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray mini muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray. 
  • Mix softened butter and sugar together with an electric mixer until creamy.
  • Add in vanilla, milk and eggs. 
  • In a small bowl, stir together flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder. Gradually add dry ingredients to butter mixture. Mix until combined but be sure not to over mix.
  • Stir in mini chocolate chips.
  • Add one tablespoon of muffin mixture to each hole in prepared muffin pan. 
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes or until muffin tops are springy to the touch. 


Calories: 167kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 140mg | Potassium: 41mg | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 160IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 0.6mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
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  1. 4 stars
    The muffins are good but the recipe forgot how many eggs and when to put the milk in also how long to bake them

    1. I can’t believe I forgot the egg! Thanks for letting me know Debbie. The recipe should be fixed. Thanks for visiting!!