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.

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238 comments on “Rise and Shine”

  1. YUM! I can’t wait to try this! And I’m so glad you’re feeling better. I’ve been stalking your blog/site for a while and just never commented. :)

  2. i want one of those now… Looks really delicius…

    Im glad your fine…

    One of this day i make some…

    God bles you…

  3. They are screaming to my sweet tooth. No better way to start the day. They look wonderful!

  4. I am thinking these will be making an appearance in my home sometime in the VERY near future! :)

  5. These sound so good right now. I LOVE muffins too. I love blueberrie, cranberry, chocolate chip and banana…OH heck give me just about anything, exept like you said I am not a fan of rasins

  6. looks so yummy! gonna try to bake it one oe these days

  7. Ohhh yum! Those look amazing!

    My favourite kind of muffin? All of them, really. It’s hard to go wrong with muffins.

    So glad you’re feeling better!

  8. These look absolutely wonderful!!! I think I may have to start my day tomorrow out with these – I know my kiddo will LOVE them. And maybe it will put me in the right mood to bake up a whole mess of cookies. I’ve been promising them to my deployed hubby for a month now, and I haven’t motivated myself to make any. These look like motivating muffins, though!!! Thanks!!!

  9. Could i use dried fruit (or fresh) with this same recipe??

  10. Chocolate and butter with breakfast…. sounds good to me!! =)

  11. These look so yummy! My dad made some crazy muffins once that were bran muffins, with shredded carrots and chocolate chips in them! Bran & carrots made them healthy(ish) and the chocolate made them delicious!

  12. Yum! These look amazing! Would love to add in some banana!

  13. Yummm. I know my son would LOVE me if I made these for breakfast.

  14. These look awesome, if only I had some waiting for me in the kitchen as I wake up on my first day of nursing school tomorrow! That would be a great start!

  15. Pumpkin chocolate chip! These might be my next favorite!!

  16. You are reading my mind! First the cookies and then the muffins! I so will be baking tomorrow!

  17. Yum! I can’t wait to make these. My boys will love them. Maybe for the first day of school, to celebrate!!

  18. YUMMY!!!! They look so ooey gooey good :)

  19. These look so yummy! I love muffins…all muffins. I never knew (until this last Monday) that I like lemon poppyseed muffins. But my super favorites will always be corn muffins…warm with butter of course.

  20. Oh these look delish! I too, like to add butter to a warm muffin…especially blueberry and you’re right…raisins, yuck!

  21. In Asia we mesure butter in gram, so like to know if you melt the butter first then measure out 1/4 cup?

  22. These look delicious! Given the choice of any muffin, I would always choose chocolate chip! :)

  23. these look delicious. glad to see you are back at it – tempting us at every turn. :) hope you & your mom are feeling better each day!

  24. These sound delish! My 4 yo daughter asked me the other day for choc chip muffins-I will definitely be making these! Thanks! :)

  25. YUMMY!!! I wonder what other delicious add-ins could find their way to this batter? ideas, ideas! :)

  26. These rock my socks. Love them!

  27. These muffins look great! For me, muffins are the foolproof answer when I need to get some sort of cake done. Besides the classics blueberry, banana chocolate and apple cinnamon, I love carrot muffins. It’s like carrot cake but small and without raisins. I also do savoury muffins; recently I discovered shiitake rice muffins that worked out very well.

  28. Luckily for me chocolate chip (or chunk in this case!) are my favorite!!!!! Thank you for being so generous as to share the recipe!!! I CANT WAIT to try them!!!

  29. Those look just delicious. What a way to start the day right! Delicious! With butter? Wow! yes, yes! I think it is time for me to branch out from the ordinary chocolate chips and “get chunky”.

    I will be trying these! Thanks!

  30. I make chocolate chip cupcakes with a mix….I can’t wait to try this recipe. Sometimes I use a tangerine infused oil with the mix to add different flavor…very yummy too.

  31. Your chocolate-to-muffin ratio looks crazy appetizing! It’s always such a let-down when there isn’t enough chocolate…

  32. Omg the warm chocolate oozing out of the muffins look amazing! Choco-chip muffins are definitely my favorite but blueberry muffins are awesome as well!

  33. Oh.my.GOODNESS. I literally just popped these into the oven and if the muffins taste half as amazing as the batter does, I’m sold! It almost tastes like the cheesecake that I make. These were SO easy to throw together and the batter is smooth and creamy. I can’t wait for the next 18 minutes to go by!

  34. Oh and by the way… I love me some raisins in a muffin! ;)

  35. Yay you’re back!! Those look amazing. Did they stay gooey for a long time? I wish I could get a hold of those chocolates in my country. :(

  36. I’m not a chocolate chip fan but I love me some blueberry muffins … I think I need to make some … and surprise the husband with these sometime.

  37. I usually live for a really good blueberry muffin, you know the type w/a lovely lemon sugar topping!! UGH to die for! But these? I will be hunting those chocolate chunks ASAP! I have been usually keeping up w/all your latest post and these no doubt will be waiting for long to be made in this house.

    My husband’s co-workers love me b/c of you!

  38. I just popped these out of the oven and Oh.my.amazing. This batter rocks, the muffins are light and creamy and just wonderful. I think it has now become my ‘staple’ muffin recipe. I can’t wait to try this w/other additions!

  39. I wish we had chocolate chunks like that here!!! To die for x

  40. I’m totally with you on the raisins…
    As to my favorite anything with chocolate is a hit in my book. But I won’t say no to a bluberrymuffin either ;)

  41. Look amazing! I must give them ago :)

  42. My fav would have to be banana nut!
    But these look beyond delicious!!! ;)

  43. These look like they could well be my favourite muffin! But at the moment the more chocolate the better in my muffins, i want to feel like one big chocolatey blob afterwards :) This looks like a wonderful recipe, i dont make muffins much/ever so would love to give these a shot! :)

  44. WOWSERS! These look awesome. I can’t wait to make them! Now I have a favor. Can you show us how to make whoopie pies?

  45. Just baked these. YUM but they were stuck to the paper. Not sure why….followed the recipe exactly. Oh well. Still delish.

  46. They make my mouth water just looking at them!

  47. Oh, these look delightful! Do you know where I can get hold of the chocolate online? I live in the UK and it seems pretty tough to get hold of :(

  48. Yummy!! Can’t wait to try them!

  49. You can never have too many chocolate chunks in a muffin! These look perfect.

  50. Just made some miniature muffins. They were apple/cranberry struesel. I had some cinnamon filling mixture(http://www.kingarthurflour.com/shop/items/bakers-cinnamon-filling-24-oz) that I made up and swirled into the muffins. Gooey and good.

  51. WOW! These look amazing.. Will have to make some of these ASAP. Thanks for the recipe. xx

  52. Oh, those little pockets of melted chocolate…

  53. Mmmmmmm! These look delicious! The way the choc chips melt… oooh!!!

    The Tiny Ninja

  54. Yes please!

    Clearly you know the proper amount of chocolate required in a muffin. The breakfast of champions! Go Monday!!!

  55. Mmmmmmm! These look delicious! The way the choc chips melt… oooh!!!

    My favourite muffin would probably be chocolate… simple but delicious!

    The Tiny Ninja

  56. Cranberry Orange or Lemon Poppyseed…it’s a toss up!!

  57. These would do wonders for my Monday!

  58. These look amazing. I’m normally a Lemon Poppyseed kind of girl, but I never turn down chocolate!

  59. i love blueberry muffins.

    as a birthday present for a roommate one year, a friend and i baked 16 dozen mini muffins and then handed them out to everyone we knew (friends, family, professors, co-workers…seriously everyone we knew). they spent the day giving them to her as a gift for her birthday. she came back home with a massive basket of muffins. (i conveniently forgot that we would have to eat those 16 dozen muffins!) turned out to be a fun memory though.

  60. These look so perfect! My husband is slightly obsessed with muffins. He can say no to cupcakes and ice cream all day long (how?! I have no clue!), but if I make a batch of muffins he can’t keep his hands off of them! I’ve made so many varieties but I think my favorite is probably pumpkin chocolate chip or banana cream cheese with crumb topping! I can’t wait to try this recipe next!

    (You can find all of my muffin recipes here: http://sherrilynnpuz.blogspot.com/p/recipes_22.html)

  61. These are getting made this week! My husband will love them!

  62. I like blueberry and cranberry orange muffins… Yum!

  63. yummmmmmmmm. I’m glad you are doing better! I didn’t exactly go to medical school, but I’m pretty sure these muffins are just what the doctor ordered.

  64. I laughed when you mentioned your stash and never having what you need although you have lots. I too just buy stuff when I see it on sale…like Andes mint chips for $.79 @ Target… then every so often go through the stash to organize and use what is older. It always amazes me that I have so much. I have vowed to use things up before I buy anything more…made double dark chocolate chip cookes yesterday during Hurricane Irene. I think I might be trying your recipe next…so thanks!!
    Hope you are doing well, Angie

  65. Howdy,
    So glad to see you blogging again! Hope you’re doing much better! These look sooooo good, but my favorite is blueberry.

  66. My favorite muffins are probably corn muffins. Those are the muffins I buy if I’m out getting a muffin.

    What I want to know is how do you fill your muffin cups so perfectly. My last batch of cupcakes the liners pleated in, so I had areas where the paper was almost completely inside the cupcake. So sad, and much harder to eat neatly.

  67. Those look AMAZING! My favorite muffins are almond poppyseed! Yummy…..

  68. I LOVE lemon poppyseed muffins, especially in the morning. We even had a lemon poppyseed wedding cake! It just tastes so fresh and makes me think of sunshine :)

  69. We love muffins of all sorts! :)
    Here is a link to a deliciously moist recipe – http://joandsue.blogspot.com/2011/07/banana-crumb-muffins.html
    I think anything with chocolate in it is better though ;)

  70. Wow, these look incredible. I’ve got to get my hands on some of those chocolate chunks!


  71. YUM!
    Pumpkin. Anything and everything pumpkin. Dang it. Now I might try to make some pumpkin chip muffins tonight. :)

  72. These look fabulous! Hope you are doing well xoxox

  73. Time to go shopping!!! These look scrumpdillyitious :o)

  74. I swear that sour cream makes every baked good better. These look so tasty!

    Consumed: My Culinary Adventure

  75. Everything you make looks wonderful!!

  76. YUM! So happy to see that you’re doing better! :) My favorite muffin is definitely chocolate chocolate chip (my sister in law claims that it is not a muffin if it’s chocolate, but what does she know!), followed very closely by pumpkin.

  77. Oh dear… I’ve really been trying to get away from eating dessert for breakfast, and this is not making it easy! But these are definitely going on my “dessert for dessert” list.

  78. Oh wow, these look delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I love the tulip baking cups.

  79. Cappucino muffins are my favorite . . .haven’t been able to find or create a really good recipe yet. A (former) local coffee shop had them and I wish I would have asked for the recipe before they went belly-up :(

    Your choco-chunk muffins look absolutely divine!

  80. Those are gorgeous and look delicious…LOVE the tulip wrappers! For sentimental reasons, my favourite muffin would have to be blueberry, but dipped in melted butter and sugar, like my mom did when I was little. :)

  81. My favorite is chocolate chocolate chip!! But these will be amazing I’m sure. My daughter is going to love them. Thanks so much!! Your pictures alone are making me drool over the computer!

  82. OMG! My favorite muffins are chocolate chip or pumpkin chocolate chip. These look awesome!! I want one right now! Glad you are feeling better. Looking forward to your next post.

  83. this looks yummy. I never baked muffin with chocolate. To me, muffin is for breakfast, and breakfast doestn’ incld. chocolate, but this looks absolutely delicious!! I’m saving this recipe, and plan to bake it this coming week!! Yesterday morning, I baked 3 chocolate chip cookies you posted here, with white chocolate chip & butter scotch!! They are yummy!! Thank you~~

  84. oh forgot to tell which is my fav. muffins in my last post… i luv Poppyseeds!!!

  85. a white chocolate and raspberry muffin would take my fancy =)
    glad your fine.
    Amber – Rose

  86. Yummy-chocolate cheers me up :D

  87. These look so yummy! They remind me of my cappuccino muffins.

  88. Oh my goodness, I want to nom on those right now. My favorite muffin ever is actually a bran muffin–specifically the honey bran muffins from The Kettle (thekettle.net) in Manhattan Beach, Calif. All of their muffins are huge and delicious, but the honey bran makes my heart sing (the blueberry crumb muffins are some of the best blueberry muffins I’ve had, too). I strongly recommend it if you ever make your way out there!

  89. All set to try these tommorow, just need to make sure i have my convertor to hand to switch all the weights :)

  90. These look SO good! I love all the chocolate chips! You can’t have too many in my opinion! :)

  91. I am so excited about these! I cannot have trans fats, and so I am excited these are something I can make from scratch with real ingredients. I would love a good made from scratch cake ball recipe so I could try those too! =)

  92. I love blueberry muffins. I just made the yummiest muffins on friday. I love especially the ones with the crumbly stuff on top. Cant wait to try these chocolatey muffins!!!

  93. I love muffins, lime blueberry, chocolate chocolate chip, lemon poppy seed, I could keep going! Anytime you want to come bake for me, just let me know :)

  94. Nice,real nice, nothing better then chocolate! I do however love blueberry muffins.They are also so very yummy.

  95. Wow..Just want to thank you for shareing with us, these look sooo delicious cant wait to try them for my family.

  96. Applesauce muffins w/ a dollop of cream cheese in the middle baked right in. Sounds weird, I know, but seriously good.

  97. My fav muffin is any muffin at this point. i am droooooling over yours. I have to wait until Wednesday and I am going shopping for ingredients!!!!

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