Brown Sugar Chocolate Chip Muffins

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This recipe is so delicious; I could probably eat two or three muffins in one sitting. Not only is it delicious, it also requires just one mixng bowl! I love recipes that don’t require all these tools and baking gadgets. I made these babies for a few of my fellow graduating classmates who I appreciate and love so much for supporting me through my last two years at CSUEB. The day of graduation, all seniors had to be on campus at 7:30AM, and the ceremony didn’t start until 10:00AM. I knew we’d get hungry somewhere in between all the excitement. So, I decided to make graduation goodie bags for three of my friends. Included in the goodie bags were 4 Brown Sugar Chocolate Chip Muffins, a mini bottle of champagne, a cute set of 3 nail files, and a compact mirror. The last two I got from Forever21, I spotted them while purchasing some other stuff for graduation and thought they’d work perfectly for fillers in the goodie bags.

These muffins are perfect for breakfast, or a mid day snack. Bake a bunch and bring them to the office, or to a family gathering. I think the touch of cinnamon and the dark chocolate chips really balance out the flavor. I like using only brown sugar because the muffins come out perfectly moist. You can also use any type of chocolate chips you want, I decided to use dark chocolate because I thought it would pair well with the cinnamon.

This recipe is adapted from Averie Cooks – Buttermilk Brown Sugar Caramel Muffins. Her recipe can be found here –

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Brown Sugar Chocolate Chip Muffins

Bake Time 20 minutes

Oven Temp 350 degrees


¼ cup unsalted butter

1 cup buttermilk

1 large egg

¼ cup vegetable oil

1 tablespoon vanilla

1 cup brown sugar, packed

2 cups + 2 tablespoons all purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon cinnamon

a pinch of salt

1 ½ to 2 cups of dark chocolate chips



Melt butter in microwave safe bowl for 1 minute

In a mixing bowl, add in buttermilk, oil, egg, and vanilla. Whisk ingredients together.

Add melted butter in with the rest of the whisked ingredients.

Add brown sugar and continue to whisk. Then add in flour, dark chocolate chips, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Mix all ingredients together. Do not over mix the batter, just know it will be lumpy.

Pour batter into muffin pan, filling it ¾ of the way. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and bake for 15-20 minutes. Use a toothpick or fork to poke through a muffin, if it comes out clean then the muffins are done.

Once you smell the amazing aroma of the cinnamon and dark chocolate, you will want to take a bite instantly. Let muffins cool in pan for 10 minutes and then remove from muffin pan to let them cool fully.            


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