These mini chocolate chip muffins are so tasty and perfect for a weekend breakfast! They also are easy to make.
Before you start, take out the butter, egg, and milk so they can warm up to room temperature. I have always seen recipes that tell you to take out the butter to soften but have also learned it is good to take out all cold ingredients to warm up. This way, the cold ingredients will mix together more easily with the other room-temperature ingredients.
Let them sit for 30 minutes on the counter. If it’s a warmer day, then less time is needed.
Using a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add in the eggs, beating after each egg is added to the bowl. Beat in the milk and vanilla.
In a medium-size bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. If you are using flaxseed, add that into the mix as well. Flax seed is good for us and also gives a little bit of a nutty flavor, so I like to add it in sometimes.
Slowly add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients. Mix until all the ingredients are just combined. Scrape down the sides of the bowl to make sure you have everything mixed together. Do not over-mix the muffin batter.
Add in the chocolate chips. This is my daughter's job…she is the “chocolate chip girl.” Of course, she sneaks a few chocolate chips out for herself! ;o)
Next, grease the muffin pan or use paper liners. Fill each muffin cup up with one tablespoon of the batter. I use one of my tablespoons to fill up each muffin cup, and that works perfectly. If you want, press a few extra mini chocolate chips on top of each one before placing them in the oven.
Bake them at 375°F for 12-14 minutes. You can tell when they are done by inserting a toothpick into a muffin. If it comes out clean, they are done. Let them cool slightly before removing them from the muffin pan.
Recipe yields about 4 ½ dozen Mini Muffins.
Mini Chocolate Chip Muffins
- ¾ cup light brown sugar
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup butter softened to room temperature
- 2 eggs at room temperature
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup milk I use Almond milk or 1 % milk
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 ½ tablespoon ground flaxseed optional
- 1 ⅓ cups mini chocolate chips
- In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
- Add in the eggs and beat after adding in each egg.
- Beat in the milk and vanilla.
- In a medium size bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Also add in the ground flaxseed if using it.
- Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until combined, scraping down the sides of the bowl if necessary.
- Mix in the chocolate chips just until they are combined into the muffin batter.
- Using a tablespoon, spoon muffin batter into paper lined or greased mini-muffin cups.
- Bake at 375 degrees for 12-14 minutes.
- Cool slightly before removing them from the pan.