Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins

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A simple recipe for a batch of chocolate chip mini muffins. These bite-size muffins are perfect for lunchboxes, snacks and parties.

Mini muffins in a pink silicone muffin tray ready to come out of the tray.

Why This Recipe Works

  • Delicious bite-size muffins
  • Vanilla mini muffins with choc chips for yum factor
  • Basic ingredients
  • Easy recipe

Ingredients you will need

To make my chocolate chip mini muffin recipe you will need:

  • plain flour
  • baking powder
  • sugar
  • chocolate chips
  • butter
  • egg
  • milk
  • teaspoon vanilla extract
The ingredients to make chocolate chip mini muffins laid out on a bench top with text overlay.

Ingredient Notes and Substitutes

  • Butter: This can be substituted for a mild flavoured oil.
  • Milk: This can be substituted for any milk alternative, (salmon milk, oat milk, rice milk, soy milk)
  • Chocolate chips: Be sure to choose small chocolate chips and not the larger chocolate drops or chunks, they are too large for mini muffins. You can also leave the chocolate chips out and you will still have a lovely vanilla muffin.

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Step by step instructions

Below are illustrated step-by-step instructions to make my Mini Muffin Recipe, if you prefer just the written instructions then head straight to the printable recipe card below.

Prep: Preheat your oven to 180 degrees celsius. (360 Fahrenheit)

Preheat your oven to 180 degrees celsius. (360 Fahrenheit)

Step one: Sift the flour, baking powder and sugar into a mixing bowl. (If you don't have a sifter or sieve you can use a whisk or fork to make sure the dry ingredients are well combined and lump-free.)

A ceramic mixing bowl with sifted in gredients on a bench top next to a sifter and small bowl of chocolate chips.

Step two: Add the chocolate chips to the dry ingredients and mix so they are evenly distributed.

Step three: Melt the butter, add the egg, vanilla and milk to the butter and combine (whisk together).

A glass mixing jug of milk, melted butter and egg mixed together.

Step four: Fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients to make your mini muffin batter. Be careful to not overmix the batter.

Wet ingredients added to dry ingredients.
Muffin batter studded with chocolate chips in a ceramic mixing bowl with wooden spoon.

Step five: Spoon your muffin batter into a mini muffin tray. I grease the tray if I'm using traditional bakeware, but they are usually ok not greased in a silicone muffin tray.

Muffin batter portion into a pink silicone mini muffin tray.

Step six: Bake for 10-12 minutes until lightly golden and the centre of the muffin springs back when pressed gently.

Baked mini muffins being removed from a pink silicone mini muffin tray.

Enjoy!


A hand holding a chocolate chip mini muffin above a muffin tray.

Top Tips

Here is how you can make these chocolate chip mini muffins perfectly every time!

  • Don't over-mix the muffin batter
  • Use a small chocolate chip
  • Don't overbake- remove them from the oven as soon as they are lightly golden brown, as the muffins are so small they can overcook and become dry quite easily.
Mini muffins piled on a pink plate.

FAQs

How long do mini muffins bake?

Mini muffins typically take 10-12 minutes to bake in a moderate oven.

How long do mini muffins last?

Mini muffins will last 3 days stored in an airtight container at room temperature, or up to 4 months if stored in the freezer.

More recipes for bite size muffins

I have a number of recipes on my website and a number that are little muffin recipes.

Chocolate chip mini muffins on a bench top with pastel coloured tulle pom poms in the background.

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Mini muffins in a pink silicone muffin tray ready to come out of the tray.

Mini Muffins

Very easy chocolate chip mini muffins perfect for kids, you can't go wrong with these bite-size muffins.
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Course: Baking
Cuisine: New Zealand
Keyword: mini muffins, mini muffin recipe, chocolate chip mini muffins, bite size muffins
Servings: 24 mini muffins
Calories: 35kcal

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4.71 from 67 votes

Ingredients

  • 120 grams plain flour 1 cup
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 50 grams sugar ¼ cup
  • 40 grams chocolate chips ¼ cup
  • 50 grams butter
  • 1 egg
  • 180 mililitres milk ¾ cup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 180 degrees celsius. (360 Fahrenheit)
  • Sift the flour, baking powder and sugar into a mixing bowl. (If you don't have a sifter or sieve you can use a whisk or fork to make sure the dry ingredients are well combined and lump free.)
  • Add the chocolate chips to the dry ingredients and mix so they are evenly distributed.
  • Melt the butter, add the egg, vanilla and milk to the butter and combine.
  • Fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients to make your mini muffin batter. Be careful to not over mix the batter.
  • Spoon your muffin batter into a mini muffin tray. I grease the tray if I'm using traditional bakeware, but they are usually ok not greased in a silicone muffin tray.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes until lightly golden and the centre of the muffin springs back when pressed gently.
  • Enjoy

Nutrition

Serving: 1muffin | Calories: 35kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Trans Fat: 0.001g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 41mg | Potassium: 11mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 13IU | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 0.3mg

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