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
Yield: one dozen muffins

Chocolate Chunk Muffins

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 1-1/2 cups 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


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line muffin tray with 12 regular size baking cups.
  3. In a medium bowl, stir flour, sugar, baking powder and salt together with a wire whisk until combined.
  4. In another bowl, stir sour cream, milk, eggs, vanilla and melted butter. Stir until combined.
  5. Stir in chocolate chunks and divide batter into baking cups.
  6. Bake for about 18-20 minutes or until done.
  7. 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. Anything chocolate works for my grandson(me as well!)….I’ll be making these for breakfast in the morning….can’t wait to try them.

  2. I just wanted to say that I love this muffin recipe, it’s my favorite :) I’ve been making it for years now and everyone I make them fore loves it, thanks so much for such a great recipe that comes put perfectly every time.

  3. not good at all.

  4. Thank you! These were so easy to put together…I had all the ingredients at hand! Tasted great!

  5. NOTE: Recipe does not indicate that you must combine the wet and dry ingredients! Most of us would get this, but if the recipe is passed along to a young person to make, they might not do it right . . . yikes!

  6. Pode usar creme de leite de caixinha no lugar do fresco?

  7. This looks delicious! I have to suggest it to my mom!

  8. Just made these and Mmmmm!!!!!! They are Yummilicious! Found this on Pinterest. Definitely on of my new favorites! :)

  9. Just made this recipe – easy and delicious! Thank you for this great recipe :)

  10. I want you to know that these were BY FAR the best muffins I have EVER made. Soooo moist, dense, and delicious! Best right out of the over, just like you said. THANK YOU!

  11. dear Bakerella, i have just made them but i used yogurt instead of sour cream and i left mine for 25 min in the oven to get then browned, i cant say if they are nice or not coz the muffins are quite chewy and rubbery, can you plz tell me why? i would like to make them again though.

  12. these muffins look delicious but i dont have sour cream can i use yogurt instead?

  13. When I saw this recipe on Pinterest my mouth was watering but let me tell you I didn’t know how good they were till I made them!! These are no ordinary muffins ladies, these muffins are so darn good they could end any war, bring about world peace and maybe even stop us destroying the planet (ok, maybe that’s going just a tad too far) But seriously these are the bomb, my kids love them, the hubs loves them (and he will not eat sour cream, little does he know hehe) and I love them! Do yourself a favor and make a batch ASAP, you will not regret it.

  14. Where did you find this recipe? Or did you come up with the proportions of the ingredients completely on your own? They look delicious.

  15. What if I use chocolate chips instead of the chocolate chunks?
    And, how much should I use??

  16. They’re in the oven right now :) I hope they turn out deliciously as your’s did! They’re all puffed up right now, only a few more minutes left!

  17. I just made these and they’re amazing! 8 1/2 mo pregnant and I had a craving for chocolate muffins and these just hit the spot perfectly :) I couldn’t stop at one, though.

  18. looks yummy!

  19. Made them.
    Tasted them.
    Delicious :P

    BTW instead of having sour cream I used vanilla yogurt. But it still tasted good:)

  20. they look delicious but for breakfast?!? I don’t think it’s a good idea.

  21. Just whipped these up for Easter brunch & they look & smell fantastic! Can’t wait to eat one.

  22. Guau! you have been wonderful. I love muffins with lots of chocolate chips. And when it melts ….. is the best muffins

  23. Oh my goodness- these look amazing! I am off to the kitchen to start them!

  24. This recipe looked SO good I just had to try it today. I have a very new cooking blog so I featured it there. I’ve linked it back to you twice. Please let me know if you are bothered by that!
    Thanks for the inspiration!

  25. **muffins…not recipe. though it IS the best recipe, too!

  26. I just made these for breakfast- they are the best chocolate chip recipe I have ever made/had! good work :)

  27. I definitely want to try this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I love your blog! its soo awesome! you are sooooooo talented and creative! I’m 13 years old and i love to bake! for my birthday i always make my own cake! its so much fun! this year i’ll probably will make one of your cakes you have on your blog!
    keep being amazing!

  28. m gonna try these tomorrow!

  29. Dear bakerella, In my house, baked goods are for breakfast every day, and I’m running out of ideas! I’ve tried this recipe and there great! but do you have any more great breakfast recipes?

  30. Hi Bakerella, I’m from argentina, and I looove love love every receipt you share with us. I just tried this fantastic muffins and I LOVE them. I’am just feeling guilty now, because I’m in the middle of a none-chocolate-diet, and I want to eat mooooooooore. So THANK YOU VEERY MUCH for this fantastic food.

  31. can i use chocolate chips instead of chocolate chunks? i dont have chocolate chunks in my area :(

  32. Can I replace sour cream with yogurt?

  33. Just made these for breakfast this morning and they were a HUGE hit! I made mini muffins since I had lots of papers to use up and they were the perfect bite-size treats for the kids. Thank you, I’ve been searching for a muffin recipe my husband would find equal to store bought and yours did the trick!

  34. can you also use a chocolate bar that you broke in pieces as the chocolate chips?

  35. How big is one cup??

  36. I made these over the weekend and they were delicious! My boyfriend called them “a chocolate explosion in my mouth.” I think that’s a good thing :)

  37. Wow these look so amazing! I want to bake these right away! Cute webpage!!

    Do u have any idea why did it happened? The taste was good, but…

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