Chocolate Chip Muffins [Little Bit More Than A Basic]


Before T went to bed last night he requested muffin for breakfast, almost mid-night project for me again. Baked some chocolate chip muffins with a basic muffin recipe I always used, and with mixing method it was quick and easy to prepare. Yes, it was quiet too. No one likes noise pollution from a hand mixer at 11pm.

I still remember the very first muffin I baked when I just picked up baking was a vanilla muffin. I was a newbie then always settled for recipes with less ingredients. I did not even know what tepid water was! Perhaps, I can move myself up to Intermediate Level in baking now after five years of baking. Any comments?

Calories: 285 cals/muffin

Ingredients (makes 6 muffins):
1 cup All-purpose Flour, sifted
½ cup Fine Granulated Sugar
1 tsp Baking Powder
¼ tsp Salt (omit salt if using salted butter)
1 no. Large Egg, lightly beaten
1 tsp vanilla essence
½ cup Buttermilk
¼ cup Butter, melted

½ cup Chocolate Chips


  1. Preheat oven to 200°C. Line a muffin tray with paper cases.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, bring all dry ingredients together EXCEPT chocolate chips and mix well with a whisk.
  3. Make a well in the centre, add in wet ingredients and mix until just combined.
  4. Add in chocolate chips, mix briefly. Transfer batter into muffin cases, 90% full.
  5. Fill an empty mould half full with water.
  6. Bake at 200°C for seven minutes, then turn the oven temperature down to 170°C and continue to bake for another 15-18 minutes.
  7. Cool on rack.

Cook's Notes:

  1. For buttermilk substitution, mix ½ tbsp white vinegar with enough full cream milk to make ½ cup.
  2. Higher temperature at the beginning of baking process helps to produce dome top muffins.
  3. This muffin is quite sweet to me but just nice to T, reduce amount of sugar if desired.

Comments :

15 comments to “Chocolate Chip Muffins [Little Bit More Than A Basic]”
K.Nor said...

morning lydia
k.nor c&p resipi ni ya... tq

hsling said...


Lydia said...

K, cepatnya k.nor nak buat.

Half cup is measured before melted.

Alice said...

hi...been ur silent reade so far
rr... what is tipid water?
i am a beginner definitely hehehe...

Min said...

I like making muffin for breakfast also, it's really simple and the most important, like what you said, no noise pollution during the late night, hehe.

Indie.Tea said...

Wow, that sounds delicious and relatively easy :)

Buy British Food said...

this look! i like it , so interesting...Thank you for sharing it.

Anonymous said...

Hi nice muffins. Just want to know about step no.5 - What do you mean? Leave one of the mould empty but fill it with water? What is the reason for that? Thanks

Lydia said...

This will help the muffins bake evenly, keep them moist and prevent edges from burning.

Melanie Animal said...

This is cool. Perfect for some snack before Christmas eve. I think it will be yummier if I add some cream cheese frostings.

Rose Gold said...

I totally agree that frostings will surely make it yummier and attractive to kids his Christmas. Maybe sprinkles too or yogurt for adults.

Jess @ Bakericious said...

The muffins look very pretty, like the dome shape.

Anonymous said...

It looks delicious!
But i don't understand one of the step, whicbh is step 5. what do you mean by "Fill an empty mould half full with water."? sorry, im still beginner on baking.. =)

Lydia said...


Well, muffin tray has 12 holes. This recipe makes only 6 muffins. So, there will be empty holes. Fill one of the empty holes with water. If your tray is small one, you can ignore the water part.

Rachel Yee said...

Looks great

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