Double chocolate chip muffins are a delectable baked treat that combines the flavours of chocolate in both the muffin batter and the added chocolate chips. These muffins are a perfect indulgence for chocolate lovers, as they deliver a rich and moist crumb with bursts of chocolatey goodness from the added chips.
The “double” in the name refers to the fact that cocoa powder and chocolate chips are used to infuse the muffins with a deep chocolate flavour. The cocoa powder is typically added to the muffin batter, while the chocolate chips are mixed into the batter before baking. This combination ensures every bite has a delightful mix of chocolate textures and flavours.
Double chocolate chip muffins are often enjoyed as a breakfast treat, snack, or dessert. They’re versatile and can be served warm or at room temperature. Some variations of these muffins might include additional ingredients such as nuts or even a chocolate drizzle to enhance the visual appeal.
Whether you’re baking them for a special occasion or to satisfy your chocolate cravings, double chocolate chip muffins are sure to be a hit among friends, family, and anyone who appreciates the pure delight of chocolate in muffin form.
Why you will love these Double Chocolate Muffins
Irresistible Chocolate Flavor: Chocolate chip muffins offer a double dose of chocolate flavour. The combination of cocoa powder in the muffin batter and the gooey pockets of melted chocolate chips creates a rich, intense chocolate experience that’s hard to resist.
Versatile Treat: Chocolate chip muffins aren’t just limited to breakfast; they’re perfect for any occasion. Whether as a quick on-the-go breakfast, a satisfying snack, or a delightful dessert, they can be enjoyed whenever the craving strikes.
Easy to Make: Making chocolate chip muffins is relatively simple and doesn’t require advanced baking skills. This makes them accessible to seasoned bakers and those new to the kitchen.
Customization Options: While the classic chocolate chip muffin is wonderful on its own, there’s room for creativity. You can customize the muffins by adding nuts or even a swirl of peanut butter for an extra layer of flavour.
Texture Delight: The contrast of textures in chocolate chip muffins is truly satisfying. The tender, moist crumb of the muffin pairs wonderfully with the slightly melty chocolate chips, creating a delightful balance of softness and crunch.
How to make Double Chocolate Chip Muffins
Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C), line a muffin tin with paper liners, or lightly grease the muffin pan.
Whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl.
Whisk together the eggs, sugar, melted butter, milk, and vanilla extract in another bowl until well combined.
Add the dry ingredients into the bowl of wet ingredients, little by little. Gently fold the wet and dry ingredients together using a wooden spoon or spatula. Mix until just combined; do not overmix.
Toss the chocolate chips with a small amount of flour. This helps prevent them from sinking to the bottom during baking. Gently fold the coated chocolate chips into the muffin batter.
Using a spoon or scoop, evenly distribute the batter into the muffin cups, filling each about 2/3 to 3/4 full. This allows room for the muffins to rise. Top the batter with more chocolate chips.
Place the muffin tin in the preheated oven and bake for approximately 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out with a few moist crumbs. Avoid over-baking, as it can result in dry muffins.
Once baked, remove the muffins from the oven and allow them to cool in the muffin pan for a few minutes. Then, transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
Once the muffins are fully cooled, they are ready to be enjoyed. The combination of the moist chocolatey crumb and the melty chocolate chips is a true delight.
Tips to make the best Double Chocolate Muffins
Use good-quality cocoa powder and chocolate chips. The better the ingredients, the more intense and rich the chocolate flavour will be.
Gently fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until just combined. Overmixing can lead to dense and tough muffins.
Bring eggs and dairy ingredients like milk to room temperature before using. This helps with better mixing and even distribution of flavours.
Keep a close eye on the muffins while baking. Overbaking can result in dry muffins. A toothpick inserted into the center should come out with a few moist crumbs, not wet batter.
Use high-quality muffin liners to prevent sticking and ensure easy removal of the muffins from the tin. If not using liners, lightly grease the muffin tin with cooking spray or butter to prevent sticking.
Toss chocolate chips in a small amount of flour before adding them to the batter. This prevents the chips from sinking to the bottom during baking.
Allow the muffins to cool in the pan for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack. This makes them easier to handle.
Enhance the chocolate flavour by adding a pinch of instant coffee or espresso powder to the batter. It will intensify the chocolate flavour.
If you plan to consume the muffins within a day or two, you can follow these steps:
- Cool Completely: After baking, the muffins will cool completely on a wire rack. This helps prevent moisture buildup inside the container.
- Airtight Container: Place the cooled muffins in an airtight container. Make sure the container is clean and dry before placing the muffins inside.
- Layering and Separation: If you’re stacking multiple layers of muffins in the container, consider placing a piece of parchment paper or wax paper between the layers to prevent them from sticking together.
- Room Temperature: Store the container at room temperature in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight, and moisture.
If you want to store your muffins for a longer period, freezing is the best option:
- Cool Completely: Like with short-term storage, allow the muffins to cool completely on a wire rack.
- Wrap Individually: Wrap each muffin individually in plastic wrap or aluminum foil. This helps prevent freezer burn and keeps the muffins fresh.
- Double Layer: Place the individually wrapped muffins in a freezer-safe zip-top bag. Squeeze out as much air as possible before sealing the bag. You can also use an airtight container suitable for freezing.
- Label and Date: Write the date on the bag or container to keep track of when the muffins were frozen. Muffins can generally be stored in the freezer for up to 2-3 months without significant loss of quality.
- Thawing: To thaw, remove the desired number of muffins and let them thaw at room temperature. Alternatively, you can microwave them briefly or warm them in the oven at a low temperature.
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Double Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe
- 1 & 1/2 cups All Purpose Flour
- 1/2 cup Cocoa Powder
- 1 tsp Baking Powder
- 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
- 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
- 2 Eggs
- 1 cup Milk
- 1/2 cup Unsalted Butter melted
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1 cup Chocolate Chips
- Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C), line a muffin tin with paper liners, or lightly grease the muffin pan.
- Whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl.
- Add the eggs, sugar, melted butter, milk, and vanilla extract one by one to another bowl. Gently mix until well combined.
- Add the dry ingredients into the bowl of wet ingredients, little by little. Gently fold the wet and dry ingredients together using a wooden spoon or spatula. Mix until just combined; do not overmix.
- Toss the chocolate chips with a small amount of flour. This helps prevent them from sinking to the bottom during baking. Gently fold half the coated chocolate chips into the muffin batter.
- Using a spoon or scoop, evenly distribute the batter into the muffin cups, filling each about 2/3 to 3/4 full. This allows room for the muffins to rise. Top the batter with the remaining chocolate chips.
- Place the muffin pan in the preheated oven and bake for approximately 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out with a few moist crumbs. Avoid over-baking, as it can result in dry muffins.
- Once baked, remove the muffins from the oven and allow them to cool in the muffin pan for a few minutes. Then, transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Delicious Double Chocolate Chip Muffins are ready to be served!