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Mini Chocolate Chip Muffins

Filled with sweet mini chocolate chips and just a hint of cinnamon, these homemade Mini Chocolate Chip Muffins are both easy and delicious! They're the perfect bite size treat for breakfast or brunch or a fun dessert for your next party.
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate chip muffin recipe, mini chocolate chip muffins, mini muffins
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Cooling Time 10 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 164kcal



  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place mini cupcake paper liners in baking pan and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon, and set aside.
    2 1/4 cups flour, 2 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp baking soda, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
    1/2 cup butter, 1 cup sugar
  • Add eggs, vanilla and sour cream and mix well.
    2 eggs, 2 tsp vanilla extract, 1/4 cup sour cream
  • Add the flour mixture and the buttermilk alternating and ending with the buttermilk. Break up any small lumps as you go.
    1 cup buttermilk
  • Using a rubber spatula, fold in the chocolate chips reserving some to sprinkle on top.
    1 cup mini chocolate chips
  • Using a small cookie scoop, add the batter to the prepared mini muffin pan and bake for 10-12 minutes.
  • Sprinkle the additional chocolate chips on top, then allow muffins to cool in pan for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to finish cooling.
  • Serve warm and enjoy!


  • If you prefer you can use nonfat Greek yogurt instead of the sour cream. Both provide the right amount of tangy balance to the muffins.
  • These can be made into traditional size muffins by using a regular muffin tin. Just use regular chocolate chips instead of mini ones (they'll show up better in your muffins). You'll also want to increase the baking time. They should take between 18-20 minutes but because ovens can vary, it's best to check them after 15 minutes.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 164kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 124mg | Potassium: 70mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 186IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 1mg