March 3, 2022

Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Muffins

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
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These Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Muffins are super fluffy, easy to make, and the perfect sweet treat to start the day! Chocolate chips in every bite and a super soft cakey muffin pair to make this recipe the only muffin recipe you'll ever need!

Love muffins? Check out my Bakery Style Blueberry Muffins and my Corn Muffins with Cinnamon Maple Butter!

Bakery style chocolate chip muffins on a serving tray

Better than the bakery muffins? Yes!

Where do I even start?! These muffins are so darn good. It's easily become one of my new favorite recipes on the blog as these chocolate chip muffins are the best! I made these on Sunday and sat and enjoyed the strangely warm weather we've been having in the DMV.

These Bakery style Chocolate Chip Muffins are easy to make! Best of all, they're fluffy and soft with a beautiful crumb riddled with chocolate chips. I added a little buttermilk and sour cream for added moisture and a pinch of nutmeg for added flavor. Enjoy these muffins with a little bit of butter, although they taste amazing all on their own! You will LOVE these muffins.

bakery style chocolate chip muffins with a butter knife on a serving tray

how to make chocolate chip muffins

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F and combine all of the wet ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Whisk together until smooth. In a separate bowl, add all of the dry ingredients - flour, baking soda, baking powder, kosher salt, and nutmeg.

Combine the wet and dry ingredients and fold together. Spray a jumbo muffin pan with oil and add the muffin/cupcake liners. Fill the each tin with batter about ⅔ (about ½ cup of batter) and bake for 10 minutes at 425 degrees F. Then reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees and bake for another 12-15 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.

chocolate chip muffin cut in half

how to make buttermilk from milk

We've all encountered this. You wake up excited to make a recipe and it calls for buttermilk (like these chocolate chip muffins) ... but you don't have any. It's really simple to make buttermilk.

Add 1 cup of milk to a cup and add 1 tbsp of white vinegar or lemon juice. Gently stir together and let it sit for about 10-15 minutes to allow the milk to curdle. See more here on how to make your own buttermilk!

ingredients for chocolate chip muffins

These bakery style chocolate chip muffins are simple to make. However, it's always fun to know what each ingredients does in the recipe. See below!

  • Sugar and Brown Sugar: these ingredients add sweet flavor and moisture to these lovely chocolate chip muffins!
  • Vegetable Oil and Salted Butter: butter and oil add moisture and that lovely soft texture. They're what make these chocolate chip muffins so moist with a soft crumb! The butter gives added fat and flavor while the vegetable oil ensures that the muffins remain fluffy even when the muffins cool.
  • Buttermilk and Sour Cream: these ingredients add more flavor but also play together with the leavening agents (baking soda and baking powder) to create lift in the muffins. It helps achieve that lovely dome shape in these chocolate chip muffins!
  • Nutmeg: all you need is a pinch! This tiny amount adds a beautiful flavor to the muffins that plays with the vanilla extract. You can't really taste the nutmeg, but it does deepen the flavor of the vanilla. It's delicious.
  • Vanilla Extract: what's a recipe without vanilla extract?! It adds flavor and beautiful notes to the muffin.
  • Flour and Eggs: the binding agent
  • Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips: love love the semi-sweet chocolate chips for this recipe. It added the perfect amount of sweetness to the muffins.
  • Baking Soda and Baking Powder: to give the muffins that perfect dome shape!
  • Kosher Salt: all you need is a pinch! Salt allows all of the flavors to come together perfectly!
chocolate chip muffins with a teacup and butter knife

tips for making bakery style chocolate chip muffins

  • Do not over mix your batter. When adding dry ingredients to wet ingredients, mix until JUST combined and all flour patches are gone. When you over mix, gluten forms and the muffins will be tough. No bueno. This hold true for all of my muffin recipes.
  • Use room temperature ingredients. I recommend allowing the eggs, sour cream, and buttermilk to sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes prior to making these chocolate chip muffins. This ensures that the batter doesn't curdle while mixing.
  • Add a tiny bit of sugar on top of your muffins prior to baking. It gives them a nice crunch!

how do you get a high dome muffin?

Oven temperature is what gives muffins that sky high dome! For these chocolate chip muffins, we bake the muffins at 425 degrees for 10 minutes and then reduce the heat to 350 degrees and let them cook all the way through. The first 10 minutes is what gives these muffins their rise!

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Bakery style chocolate chip muffins on a serving tray

Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Muffins

These Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Muffins are the best muffins you'll ever make! Fluffy and full of chocolate. Enjoy fresh out of the oven!
Serving: 9 servings
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Calories: 712kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup salted butter melted
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • cup sour cream
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • tsp nutmeg 
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Spray a jumbo muffin pan with oil, add jumbo liners, and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add eggs, sugar, brown sugar, vegetable oil, melted butter, and vanilla extract. Whisk together until all ingredients incorporated. Then add sour cream, and buttermilk. Whisk everything together until smooth.
  • In a separate bowl, combine flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and nutmeg. Whisk together and add to the wet ingredients. Fold together until all of the flour is mixed in and then fold in chocolate chips.
  • Cover batter and allow it to rest for 15 minutes at room temperature.
  • Add a ½ cup of the batter to each muffin tin. Top with additional chocolate chips (optional). Bake at 425 degrees F for 10 minutes, then reduce the heat to 350 degrees F and continue to bake for 12-15 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Allow muffins to cool for 5-10 minutes before eating.

Nutrition

Calories: 712kcal | Carbohydrates: 89g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 466mg | Potassium: 354mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 51g | Vitamin A: 485IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 168mg | Iron: 5mg
Course: Breakfast, Snacks
Cuisine: American

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  1. 5 stars
    This recipe is dangerous! To know that I can make bakery-style chocolate chip muffins at home is not good for my waistline. These are so good. I'll "try" to limit myself to just a few the next time I make them!

  2. 5 stars
    The muffins were not only ridiculously soft but also so flavorful! Letting the milk curdle was such a genius trick and I love the character it added to my muffins! Stellar recipe!

  3. 5 stars
    I feel like I just took a bite out of heaven!! These chocolate chip muffins are SO GOOD. They were also super easy to make thanks to your detailed instructions.

  4. 5 stars
    It's really hard to find a great muffin recipe and this is it. Perfectly moist and sweet and baked up tall and fluffy. Another great one!

  5. 5 stars
    These are the best chocolate chip muffins! Using buttermilk was a true game changer. The texture of the muffins are perfect.

  6. 5 stars
    Having owned and operated my own bakery for years, I can vouch for the bakery-style flavor of these chocolate chip muffins! They are fantastic and definitely worth repeating.

  7. 5 stars
    These muffins are such a treat!! The little pockets of chocolate chips and hint of nutmeg really made them such a huge pleasant thing to eat!!

  8. 5 stars
    These muffins make my day Start off on the right foot. They were so soft and fluffy, never thought I could make something like this in my own kitchen. Thank you!

  9. 5 stars
    I had to come on here to rave about this recipe. I am a die hard muffin lover, and have made a few in the past, but when I made these I said out loud: THESE MUFFINS WIN! Fluffy, moist, and could easily be made in a top bakery in New York. I mean, wow. These are outstanding!