Craving something chocolatey for breakfast? I feel you. My Favorite One-Bowl Chocolate Chip Muffins are one of those baked goods that can pass as breakfast with no judgment.
For the record, my mom grew up eating chocolate chip cookies for breakfast, so whatever you choose to kick-start your day with is great in my book! But these cuties only contain about 1 tablespoon of sugar per serving, which is actually way less than a serving of pancakes with maple syrup, so go for it!
Although eating just one of these muffins is nearly impossible. Don’t say I didn’t warn you!
I’m telling you, the only time you’ll use the word one when referring to these muffins will be when you’re raving about how they only require one bowl to make them! Unless you’re muttering to yourself “okay, just one more…” of course.
…Come on, I can’t be the only one who absolutely loves a one-bowl baking moment!
One-Bowl Chocolate Chip Muffins Tips & Tricks
Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff
My favorite thing about this recipe is it’s not at all finicky. It’s my go-to when I want to whip something up real quick to satisfy my baked goods craving. It’s just so versatile and non-fussy (why hello one-bowl baking, I’m back again!).
You can get away with using any oil. I usually use coconut oil (affiliate link) because it is always in my pantry, but canola, vegetable, and olive oil work, too. Just make sure to avoid robust or flavored oils—they’ll take away from the chocolatey flavor!
You can also use 1 & 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, or for a more hearty muffin, use 1 cup all-purpose flour and 1/2 cup whole wheat flour. This ratio will not compromise your muffins’ consistency and adds some nutritional value.
This recipe also works beautifully with blueberries! Simply substitute fresh blueberries for chocolate chips. Sometimes I make the batter and do half chocolate chip, half blueberry. Because who doesn’t just love a good two-for-one?
Don’t Forget to Line or Grease
The last thing you want is to make this tempting batter, pour them into the tin, smell their deliciousness wafting from the oven, wait anxiously for them to cool and then NOT be able to remove them!
Always grease your muffin tin completely with butter, oil, or nonstick spray. You could also opt for muffin tin liners!
The Cherry On Top
Everyone knows the muffin top is the best part, and these One-Bowl Chocolate Chip Muffins are no exception. After filling your muffin tin, use your hands to sprinkle a little bit of sugar on top. It’ll caramelize in the oven and give you the muffin top of your dreams! Forget the cherry on top, I want sugar on top!
Let Your Hair Down
I can’t think of a time while baking that I’ve measured my chocolate chips! This recipe calls for 1 cup of chocolate chips, but if you like your muffins super chocolatey, go for it! Add as much as feels right!
There’s no such thing as too much chocolate in my book 😊.
Making Them Vegan
I often make these One-Bowl Chocolate Chip Muffins vegan by using a flax egg, almond or coconut milk, and vegan dark chocolate chips. This works GREAT here. Just make sure if you’re using sweetened non-dairy milk, That you reduce the amount of sugar by a teaspoon.
There is no such thing as too much chocolate, but there IS such a thing as too sweet.
Small disclaimer—you do have to mix your flax egg in a separate bowl. So we would have to call these Two-Bowl Vegan Chocolate Chip Muffins. 😉
Why Vegan Baking?
The mass production of eggs and dairy farming contributes a staggering amount to our overall greenhouse gas emissions and contamination of soil and water. I always buy local, organic eggs and cheese when I can.
Leaving out the dairy and eggs while baking is a great way to reduce your consumption of eggs and dairy. And it’s just as delicious and at times, more nutritious (you all know I can’t resist a good rhyme when it presents itself).
Green tip: Industrial dairy production has a huge impact on the environment, especially because of the amount of land it takes to sustain and its high amount of greenhouse gas emissions. Reducing your dairy consumption is one great way to reduce your ecological footprint.
Why You Should Make These One-Bowl Chocolate Chip Muffins
- They’re quick and easy. One bowl and in less than 30 minutes. The quickest way to get your chocolate fix.
- They’re customizable. Sub blueberries, switch out the flour, and make them egg and dairy-free without compromising on flavor.
- That muffin top. The caramelized sugar on top. Oof!
- Minimal cleanup. One bowl to mix makes one bowl to clean. You’re welcome.
These One-Bowl Chocolate Chip Muffins give you a crispy muffin top and melty chocolatey goodness with each and every bite.