Monday, August 29, 2011

Rise and Shine


How about some yummy muffins to get your Monday started off right. These aren’t just morning muffins though – filled with lots of melty, chocolatey goodness – they’re great any time of the day.


I’ve been going through my pantry the last few weeks trying to use up some supplies that didn’t get any attention while I wasn’t feeling well earlier this year. Oreos for cupcakes, three whole bags of chips for these cookies and now some chunks for muffins. For chunky muffins. And I still have several more bars and blocks of chocolate to go through before they expire much more than they are right now.


Not that it would really stop me from using them, but I want to use them before my stash gets out of control. Because I always seem to pick up more thinking I don’t have enough at home. Then they stack up. Although I don’t keep track, I usually have every type of morsel except the kind I want that day. If I need peanut butter, I have butterscotch. If I need dark, I have milk, but luckily today I had chunky.

Good, because I wanted some muffins filled with chunks of chocolate.


These are so simple to throw together. Stir flour, sugar, baking powder and salt together.


In another bowl, add sour cream, milk, eggs and vanilla.


Then melted butter. Stir that all together…


Pour into your flour mixture and stir together until combined.


Chunks. Check.


You can fill regular size baking cups about 3/4 full or…


Make your muffins feel special with these fancier tulip baking cups.


These are taller so you’ll want to fill each cup with more batter.
1/3 cup or more of batter so they won’t be too short inside the wrappers.




Let me tell you how I like my muffins. Especially chocolate chip and blueberry muffins… I like to eat them warm just out of the oven and with a little added butter tucked inside…


… so that it melts away making the muffins even more moist and yummy.


I love chocolate chunk muffins. I love muffins period. Well, except ones with raisins. Yuck.
What’s your fave muffin? Poppyseed, bran, cranberry, banana, savory, sweet? Do tell.

Chocolate Chunk Muffins

1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup milk
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/4 cup melted butter, cooled slightly
6 oz. semisweet chocolate chunks

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line muffin tray with 12 regular size baking cups.
  • In a medium bowl, stir flour, sugar, baking powder and salt together with a wire whisk until combined.
  • In another bowl, stir sour cream, milk, eggs, vanilla and melted butter. Stir until combined.
  • Stir in chocolate chunks and divide batter into baking cups.
  • Bake for about 18-20 minutes or until done.
  • Makes 12 regular or 9 larger muffins. Bake a couple minutes longer for taller muffins.


Eat them warm and enjoy every last bite.

Jenn O. said...

I made some banana chocolate chip muffins this weekend and they were super delish! Mini-chocolate chips definitely made them better (more chocolate in each bite).

I was pretty excited to use my new double oven…I baked cheese enchiladas at the same time. WOOT!

August 29, 2011 02:08 PM
kate said...

these look FABULOUS!( :

August 29, 2011 02:11 PM
PJ said...

Favorite muffin: blueberry lemon or lemon poppyseed!

August 29, 2011 02:53 PM
Natalia Frank said...

Uuuggghhhh!! You’re killing me here! Chocolate muffins are one of my all-till-faves! (I’ll be using alot of these”!!!” in this comment) AND I’m trying to stay away from so much bread!!! BUT…now that I’ve seen these and my birthday is 2 days away I’m gonna have to make them…for MYSELF!!!!! Thanks. ;-)

August 29, 2011 03:12 PM
Cherie said...

These look so yummy! Can’t wait to try!

August 29, 2011 03:32 PM
Frances @ The Foodess Files said...

Wow, these look so great!!!! Maybe I can add a bit of orange zest? I’m the same way with chips-never have what I need! And somehow I always have white chocolate….ill never quite figure that out…

August 29, 2011 03:34 PM
katrina said...

Chocolate chip muffins are my favorite. Those look amazing and I will be baking them soon!

August 29, 2011 03:34 PM
Gayatri Kumar said...

Oh wow! These look absolutely delicious and so easy to make! My favorite are Banana bread muffins with hershey’s kisses inside! I did a tutorial of sorts as well :P

Look who’s Wearing (LwW)

August 29, 2011 03:44 PM
Rebecca Ednie said...

My current faves are corn muffins with honey and cheddar cheese mixed in! But I love almost any kind of muffin. Even bran with raisins!!

August 29, 2011 04:16 PM
Sandy said...

Can you please tell me what method you use for getting batter into the muffin tins without making a mess everywhere? I could use a few pointers. Btw I am so happy you are back and feeling better.

August 29, 2011 04:23 PM
Frances Isabel said...

yum!! these look delcious!!! my favorite kind of muffins are chocolate!! but no raisins… EVER!!

August 29, 2011 04:42 PM
Raechel said...

Those look AMAZING! I need to find someplace I can get those chocolate chunks!

August 29, 2011 05:15 PM
Maria said...

I think these muffins are what heaven is made of… they look soooo good! My favorite muffins are probably banana-oat, and pretty much anything with chocolate! Happy to know you’re feeling better! :)

August 29, 2011 05:48 PM
Maria said...

@Sandy (comment 110) I’m no Bakerella, but I think I could help :) I sometimes put the batter into a measuring cup, which makes pouring batter into the muffin tins really easy, and other times, I use a soup ladle. You could also get a mixing bowl with a “beak”, so you can pour directly from it… hope this helps!

August 29, 2011 05:54 PM
Evelyn said...

They look yummy. Glad you’re feeling better. I like cranberry-orange muffins.

August 29, 2011 06:01 PM
Abby said...

My favorite muffin is a toss up between chocolate chip and chocolate cheesecake. Neither are very (if at all) healthy, but they are SO good!

August 29, 2011 06:13 PM
wenders said...

YUM. Favorite is banana muffins…. with nuts…. and chocolate chips…. mmmmm mmm mmmm. I don’t do raisins either. ewww. Second favorite is a pumpkin muffin (which I could easily add some chocolate chips as well.) =)

August 29, 2011 06:48 PM
Nic@diningwithastud said...

Im more of a banana and choc chip kinda gal :) these look SO delicious!

August 29, 2011 07:07 PM
Kristen said...

You bad girl Bakerella! I’m on the west coast, so I peeked at this at midnight. I was salivating and wondering why breakfast was SO far away! They look sinfully delicious!!! :)

August 29, 2011 07:19 PM
jomamma said...

Anything chocolate will not go to waste around our house, I do like Buttermilk Spice pretty well.

August 29, 2011 07:57 PM
Stacy L. said...

I cracked up when I saw todays topic. I made Banana Chocolate Chip Bread (with walnuts) yesterday and was thinking about doing chocolate chip muffins soon!!! The melty chocolate is the best. But my fave is blueberry muffins with a hint of lemon – warm!!!

August 29, 2011 08:08 PM
Kristen said...

Mmmm, my favorite is chocolate chip muffins. Sometimes I like to vary it up by having banana chocolate chip

August 29, 2011 09:14 PM
Ashley said...

Banana Nut Muffins are my favorite!! Wait, maybe pumpkin muffins!! Ohh they are both so good!!!

August 29, 2011 10:02 PM
Beth said...


I have GOT to make these! Because they look effign irresistible!

August 29, 2011 10:02 PM
Alexandra said...

Looks so yummy! I really love lemon poppy seed muffins, but I’ll eat any kind! :)

August 30, 2011 01:14 AM
johanne said...

I love anything with chocolate but I also love a good lemon poppyseed muffin with a lemon glaze.

August 30, 2011 01:47 AM
Mimi Pham said...

Omg those look amazing! Mm I love butter on my muffins too!

Favorite muffin would be banana nut or blueberry!

August 30, 2011 01:50 AM
Shannon said...

I love almond poppyseed and orange cranberry. I’m with you on the raisin bit, yuck!

August 30, 2011 02:50 AM
June said...

I tried this recipe yesterday morning! They turned out great and my 3 yrs old son ate 4 of them in a minute!
I know people like to eat them warm just out of the oven, but actually they taste better next morning. This is the one of great recipe when you got too much sour cream in your fridge!!!
Thank you for sharing!

August 30, 2011 09:23 AM
Lady Jennie said...

I asked my sister to bring all sorts of chips when she comes (pb, chocolate, etc) because you can’t get it here. And especially not the fancy stuff.

August 30, 2011 10:15 AM
Kathryn | Dramatic Pancake said...

I always tell myself it’s better to have sweets in the morning, rather than just before bed, so I lovvvve muffins for breakfast :) These look so good and what a brilliant touch adding in a sliver of butter to the centers to really put these over the edge!

August 30, 2011 10:41 AM
Mandy W. said...

I love strawberry, and my husband loves blueberry. I often mix the two to keep everyone happy. Muffins are our Sunday morning tradition. Can’t wait to try these!

August 30, 2011 11:06 AM
Robin Wilson said...

I love making warm muffins for my kids before school. Their favorite is Chocolate Chip..which I do enjoy, but my favorite is a raspberry muffin with a strudel topping.

August 30, 2011 04:37 PM
Syreena said...

These look amazing… And I don’t even like chocolate! :)

August 30, 2011 06:24 PM
shorty said...

CHOCOLATE ! and chocolate chip…………. : ) yum!

August 30, 2011 06:35 PM
Trina H said...

Bananas are very expensive here in Australia at the moment so I would love to be able to make my banana and choc-chip muffins – I miss them so much as they are so yummy.

August 30, 2011 07:26 PM
Naomi said...

These muffins look so good! I can’t pick one favorite kind of muffin, so I narrowed it down to my three favorite recipes: cappuccino chocolate chip, lemon blueberry, and apple cinnamon. Yum!

August 30, 2011 08:37 PM
Amanda said...

I LOVE me some Kitchen Sink Muffins… you know, as in Everything but the Kitchen Sink. Dried cranberries, golden raisins, pepitas, walnuts all wrapped up in a yummy carrot cake base. My mouth is watering for them right now!

August 30, 2011 08:48 PM
Words Of Deliciousness said...

These muffins look amazing! I love the chocolate chunks. Yum!

August 30, 2011 09:24 PM
Sue said...

I recently made a banana bread recipe into muffins, but instead of nuts I added chocolate chips and craisins.

August 30, 2011 09:25 PM
Christina M. said...

I think you’ve inspired me to clear out the pantry too- especially with a yummy, easy recipe like this.

I have to say, I am SO glad to see that you are doing well, Bakerella posts are the highlight of my week!

August 30, 2011 10:36 PM
Jenn said...

Just pulled these out of the oven. The flavor was pleasantly surprising. Definitely will be making these again! Thanks.

August 30, 2011 10:59 PM
Molly said...

Now I’m hungry! My fav are pumpkin, but you can’t go wrong with chocolate :) sadly I am oven-less for a few weeks, so no baking for me :(

August 30, 2011 11:16 PM
Debra W said...

Made these this morning. Glorious!

August 30, 2011 11:24 PM
Sarah said...

I haven’t made these in a while, but they’re caller sunrise/sunshine muffuns. It’s half a box of yellow cake mix, half a box of cornbread muffin mix, an egg and some orange juice. Yum.

August 31, 2011 09:18 AM
The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh said...

Ahhhh! YES PLEASE!!!

August 31, 2011 09:32 AM
Dawn said...

Well, *angything* with chocolate is excellent in my opinion, BUT my favorite muffin is cranberry orange with coarse sugar baked on top to get that crunchy-sugar bite! Mmmmm!

Glad you’re feeling better, Angie! :)

August 31, 2011 02:07 PM
Dawn said...

OH wait, I forgot about my pumpkin cream-cheese muffin recipe with streusel topping. Gah! THAT’S my favorite. I only make them in the fall for some reason(?!?) so I forgot about them for a moment! :)

Yay, fall is coming! Pumpkin everything!

August 31, 2011 02:09 PM
Sandra said...

Your muffins look so tasty! *thumbs up*

August 31, 2011 05:34 PM
Jennifer said...

I am absolutely making these tonight!

August 31, 2011 05:44 PM
Danielle said...

Ooooo … these look super yummy! I NEED to try these!

August 31, 2011 06:02 PM
L Miller said...

This is the first time I visited this site and I love your site, it’s very inspiring!!

August 31, 2011 10:28 PM
Stephanie said...

Where can I buy chocolate chunks? They don’t have any at my local store :(

August 31, 2011 11:21 PM
etta said...

Oh my… I want it right now!!!! it looks so yummy!!!!! :-P

September 1, 2011 06:05 AM
Monie said...


in that order!

September 1, 2011 09:24 AM
amy said...

oooh. lunch box here we come! my girls are going to love these for a treat. Better send them to school in some clothes that I don’t mind getting chocolate on though!

September 1, 2011 12:33 PM
Jill said...


September 1, 2011 03:27 PM
christine said...

yum they look totally gourmet with those chocolate chunks and special cups!

September 1, 2011 05:03 PM
Loren said...

Mmmmmmm…do you know how many people you made happy because of this recipe? Me, and all four of my kids, and my cousin, and her husband who just happened to stop by for a visit, and (hopefully) my husband…I say hopefully because he has been in Canada all week, and even though I made a double batch, I am not absolutely sure there will be even one left over by the time he gets home tonite!

September 1, 2011 05:30 PM
Ellie said...

These look beautiful. I can imagine having them with a nice cup of tea in the afternoon. Love the big chunks of chocolate. Looks like my kind of muffin. Will try this recipe. Yum!

September 2, 2011 03:21 AM
Delphine said...

They look soooo sweet ! Yummy yummy ! :P

September 2, 2011 05:36 AM
Maureen said...

I’m salivating just looking at the photos. Can’t wait to try these muffins!

September 2, 2011 09:14 AM
Anonymous said...

OMG!!! Could you send a few to me? I have a newborn baby and don’t have time to bake;)
Darcy brown

September 2, 2011 10:23 AM
Girls in a Cottage said...

Sunday Brunch! My girls will adore these!

September 2, 2011 10:42 AM
Cate said...

This will be a great after school treat for the kids! What a nice way to come after on a dreary, cool Fall day :)

September 2, 2011 10:46 AM
Olga Lopez said...

Great Recipe to enjoy.

September 2, 2011 11:47 PM
Leslie said...

Made these this morning. They were a hit with my family. Thank you for sharing this yummy recipe.

September 3, 2011 08:18 AM
Alice Hendon said...

i am forever hungry whenever i read your blog :)

September 3, 2011 09:32 PM
Pedita said...

I like the butter on top idea… My favorite recipe is for banana and choc chip muffins. So quick, and very moist. And the bananas give the illusion of them being healthy!

September 4, 2011 03:57 AM
Kendra Forgacs said...

These look SO yummy! I can’t wait to try them! I love ALL muffins but I especially love chocolate ones!

September 4, 2011 10:41 AM
Jessiker @ Jessiker Bakes said...

Angie these look so tasty!! I wouldn’t mind popping a few of them in right now! =D

September 4, 2011 02:39 PM
Lily said...

These looks SO moist and delicious I cannot wait to try them
I am a long time follower of Bakerella and I’m so glad to see you are on the road to recovery.

I was inspired by you and a few other blogs, so I decided to try start my own. If you have time, I would really appreciate if you took a look:
Thank you so much!

September 4, 2011 02:59 PM
margaux said...

oh no you didn’t!! i thought i could try to fight the need to make cake cups… but not muffins!! ACK! those look delicious!!

September 4, 2011 08:04 PM
Miss Rachel P. said...

What are the odds? I made chocolate chunk muffins just this morning! :D Lol! Hmm, will have to try your recipe though, the one I used wasn’t too exciting and the chocolate chunks fell to the bottom even though they were mixed with the dry ingredients first. :P Hate when that happens!

Favorite muffins are blueberry with lemon zest. Oh, yes! Oh, or is it pumpkin chocolate chip? ;) HaHa! I’m a muffin maniac….

~Miss Rachel~

September 5, 2011 10:25 AM
Danielle said...

I just wanted to take a minute to thank you for posting this recipe! I made these yesterday with white Callebaut chocolate chunks, and they are SO delicious. My husband has already eaten half of them, and normally muffins sit on the counter for a week and then get tossed.

So, THANK YOU for my new ‘go to’ muffin recipe! :)

September 5, 2011 02:06 PM
Jessica S. said...

look so delish!
can’t wait to try it :d

September 5, 2011 03:12 PM
Brookies said...

Just made these with lunch. I tried a healthier version, adding one cup of whole wheat flour (ground myself) and cutting back on the sugar. They came out really great! The didn’t brown enough though, but they still tasted really good!

September 5, 2011 03:31 PM
Jakki said...

omg this looks beyond delicious. SO MAKING THIS!!!

September 5, 2011 09:44 PM
maura said...

oh my…i think i just drooled on my keyboard.

September 6, 2011 09:45 PM
Sally said...

My favourite muffins are the chocolate ones that my 11 year old daughter makes, with a large chunk of chocolate in the middle for good measure! Thankfully she never tires of making them!

September 7, 2011 06:10 AM
Mighty Morgan said...

I just had one of these over the past weekend….such a comfort type of food for me :) BUT it certainly didn’t look as good as yours.
But it was delicious none the less, especially with a little pat of butter mmmmmm

September 7, 2011 08:39 PM
Gina said...

Bakerella, these were wonderful! I made them for my daughter’s preschool class, because the teacher didn’t want me to bring frosted cupcakes, and these were a deliciously sweet alternative (ahem, made enough to sample!) They remind me of the chocolate chip waffles and pancakes I used to eat on weekends in college. Fluffy and chocolately and perfect!

September 7, 2011 09:27 PM
rxo7 said...

hey, bakerella.
i am a HUGE thirteen-year-old fan. im always trying something of your yummy-looking stuff.
just one challenge stood in my way a lot of times: I DONT HAVE SOUR CREAM:}
so what can i use instead of it?


September 8, 2011 06:54 AM
Catherine said...

Wow! Every time I make muffin, my son asks me to make chocolate chip ones. These ones looked so good, I broke down and made him some for his first day of school. (i even sent my hubby out to get some sour cream!) They did not disappoint! I have been instructed that I must make more, exactly the same way! Thank you!

September 9, 2011 09:31 AM
Charity said...

I was super excited to make these as I had all the ingredients and they looked easy and yummy.

Unfortunately they were a bummer. When we ate them warm, the sour cream taste was too strong. After they had cooled, they were just bland and boring kind of gummy though I made sure not to overmix. I thought they had a smidge too many chocolate chips too.

I had no problems with the directions, just these muffins did not taste good to our particular tastes. But I will be baking more Bakerella’s items as I have had success with other recipes on this site. Thanks!

September 9, 2011 11:20 AM
jennie said...

Holy yum! Just had my first one and they are too good for words. Like pancake cupcakes, and will make a great start to tomorrow morning.

September 11, 2011 07:00 PM
Mary Sanavia said...

These look so delicious!! so glad to see you’re doing great….I’m going to make this with my niece (she’s 5 and loves to bake) this weekend. Thanks for the recipe!

September 13, 2011 06:14 PM
Elizabeth said...

I just made your muffins for the first time.

Oh. My. Goodness.

These were the best chocolate muffins I’ve ever had. And I’ve never baked muffins (I’m usually too busy making cupcakes, so almost the same thing) – I couldn’t believe how easy they were!!!!

Needless to say, I’ve got a new staple for brunch with my friends. Thank you!

September 15, 2011 12:51 PM
Kristal C said...

My girls and I just got done devouring ours! We decided they taste like chocolate chip cheesecake! Our new fav! We are already coming up with add-in ideas. Next attempt will be frozen raspberries to make a healthy version of raspberry cheesecake. Yum. Thanks for making breakfast awesome.

September 17, 2011 11:18 AM
jasmin said...

they are cute i could make those for my kids breakfest

September 17, 2011 11:49 AM
robin said...

milky way! yummy!

September 26, 2011 05:33 AM
Lesa Jensen said...

does caramel apples count as a candy?

September 26, 2011 11:21 PM
Angelic Delights said...

I LOVE chocolate!!!!! So these are a MUST to make :) thanks for sharing. But my favorite Muffin is Banana Nut :) so yummy with a glass of cold milk mmmmm

September 27, 2011 11:15 PM
Samantha said...

@sandy I always use an ice cream scoop. We actually just bought an ice cream spade and just use our older deeper scoop for cupcakes and muffins! You could also mix it all together in a measuring cup with a spout.

I’ve been eyeing this recipe since you posted it and finally decided to make it tonight. It took just minutes and the batter was delicious! I had just under the amount of sour cream called for and no milk (I used water instead) and they were still SO GOOD! I personally love chocolate chip with or without nuts and blueberry. Not a huge fan of any other kinds.

October 1, 2011 08:18 PM
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October 2, 2011 07:58 AM
Grace said...

I like to make blueberry muffins once in a while! But chocolate muffins? Come on! You’re makin’ my mouth water!

October 2, 2011 04:47 PM
Maria said...

I ventured into baking and tried making these muffins after having several failed attempts with other recipes (muffins not rising, etc.). These were so easy to make and came out absolutely delicious the first time! Thank you so much (my husband also says thanks!)

October 8, 2011 09:55 AM
Aprielle said...

Hi There,
I was just wondering since I love trying out all your recipes if the oven heat is degrees celsius or fahrenheit?
Thank You, :)

Your blog is amazing :]

October 10, 2011 03:07 AM
Caden said...

The paragon of unedtrasnding these issues is right here!

November 3, 2011 02:14 AM
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