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Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Muffins

When you go into a bakery, one of the first thing you notice are the chocolate chip muffins sitting on the shelf. You notice them because they are so delicious! Now you can save money and skip buying those muffins because I am going to teach you how to make Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Muffins

Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Muffins 

These aren’t just any type of muffins, they are the best muffins you can make at home. As soon as you bite into these, you know they are awesome! Making these is quite easy.

I don’t know about you, but baking hasn’t always come naturally to me. When I make something, I don’t want to spend hours trying to figure it out. With these muffins, I can follow the recipe and everything comes out fantastic. 

Classic Chocolate Chip Muffins: The Ultimate Crowd-Pleaser

Craving the ultimate comfort food? These chocolate chip muffins are fluffy, moist, and brimming with gooey chocolate goodness. They’re perfect for breakfast, a snack, or as a delightful treat any time of the day. Here’s everything you need to know to make these delicious muffins at home.


Do I need a mixer for this recipe?

No, you can easily mix the ingredients by hand using a whisk or a wooden spoon.

Can I use whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose flour?

Yes, you can substitute whole wheat flour, but it will yield a denser and chewier muffin.

What can I use in place of vegetable oil?

You can use melted coconut oil or canola oil as a substitute.

Tips and Tricks

  • Make sure to sift the flour before mixing to avoid lumps and ensure a light texture.
  • Use room temperature eggs and milk for more even mixing.
  • Don’t overmix the batter, or the muffins will be tough.


  • For a healthier twist, replace 1 cup of all-purpose flour with 1 cup of oat flour.
  • Add 1/2 cup of nuts like walnuts or pecans for added crunch.
  • For a citrusy zing, add the zest of one orange.

Best Ingredients for Making Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Muffins

If you decide to make these at home, then you may be wondering what delicious ingredients they have in them. My mouth is watering thinking about these muffins! 

All-purpose flour – One of the stars of the show is all-purpose flour. You may find that you already have this ingredient in your pantry. 

Semi-sweet chocolate chips – I used mini and regular in this recipe, but you can use whatever you have on hand. This recipe is flexible! 

Vanilla extract – A lot of the yummy flavor comes from the vanilla extract. There are so many homemade and store-bought versions of vanilla extract out there. 

These are some of my favorite ingredients in this recipe, but it also uses unsalted butter, vegetable oil, milk, and eggs. Make sure you check out the recipe card for a full list of ingredients and directions.

Where to Serve

These muffins are versatile and perfect for various occasions:

  • Breakfast and brunch
  • After-school snacks
  • Picnics
  • Potlucks
  • Corporate meetings


  • Store the muffins in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.
  • These muffins freeze well. Wrap them individually and store in a ziplock bag for up to 3 months.

Common Problems and How to Avoid Them

Dry Muffins

Cause: Overbaking Solution: Keep an eye on the muffins and perform a toothpick test to ensure they are done but not overbaked.

Unevenly Cooked Muffins

Cause: Oven temperature inconsistencies Solution: Rotate the muffin tray halfway through the baking time.

Muffins Stick to the Pan

Cause: Lack of greasing Solution: Make sure to either grease the muffin tin well or use muffin liners.

Tips for Making This Recipe With Kids

  • Let them measure the dry ingredients.
  • Kids love pouring the chocolate chips into the batter.
  • Allow them to fill the muffin cups using an ice cream scoop or a large spoon.

Topping Options

  • A sprinkle of coarse sugar for added crunch
  • Drizzle some chocolate sauce for a double-chocolate delight
  • A dollop of whipped cream for extra decadence

Why This Recipe Works

  • The combination of vegetable oil and melted butter provides a perfect balance of moisture and flavor.
  • Nutmeg adds a hint of warmth and complexity.
  • The generous use of chocolate chips ensures that each bite is loaded with chocolatey goodness.

Creating these chocolate chip muffins is more than just a cooking project; it’s an exercise in indulgence, a treat for your taste buds, and potentially a bonding activity with little ones. Follow these tips, and you’ll be well on your way to creating the perfect chocolate chip muffin that everyone will love.

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Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Muffins
Yield: 12-15 Muffins

Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Muffins

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 16 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 36 minutes

These bakery style chocolate chip muffins are great for breakfast or anytime! If you love chocolate chips, these are for you!


  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 & 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided (I used regular and minis)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 tbsp melted unsalted butter, cooled for 5 minutes
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract


  1. In a mixing bowl combine the flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, salt, nutmeg and 1 cup chocolate chips. Stir together and set aside.
  2. The other 1/2 cup of chocolate chips will be used for the tops of the muffins. 
  3. Preheat the oven to 425ºF. In a large mixing bowl combine the eggs, milk, vegetable oil, cooled melted butter, and vanilla extract. Combine using a whisk.
  4. Gently pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and stir by hand with a spatula just until the batter is combined.
  5. Cover the bowl with a towel and allow it to rest for 15 minutes. This is a critical step in making bakery style muffins with domed tops.
  6. Line a muffin pan with 12 paper liners. After the 15 minute rest, use a large cookie scoop to fill the muffin cups completely full. Fill them with as much batter as each cup can possibly hold.
  7. Add the additional 1/2 cup of chocolate chips to the tops of the muffins. (optional) sprinkle generously with sanding sugar. 
  8. Note if you don’t have any muffin liners, the muffins rise a bit more.
  9. Bake at 425ºF for 7 minutes, then keeping the oven door closed, turn the temperature down to 350ºF and bake for 14-16 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  10. Allow the muffins to cool in the pan for 10 minutes before moving them to a cooling rack.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 402Total Fat 18gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 11gCholesterol 74mgSodium 392mgCarbohydrates 55gFiber 2gSugar 22gProtein 7g

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