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These cute, bite-sized mini chocolate chip muffins are the perfect snack for little hands. Simple to mix up with easy ingredients!

Things that are mini size just taste better, right?! I don’t know what it is but things mini sized my kids just can’t seem to get enough of. Luckily there are quick to make so we make them often. 

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You will need a miniature muffin pan for this recipe. I have never tried this recipe in a regular sized muffin pan but I am sure it would work fine. Just increase the cook time slightly. 

– Mix up the dry ingredients like flour, baking powder, and salt in a mixing bowl. In a separate smaller bowl or glass measuring cup, whisk together the wet ingredients like oil, egg, vanilla extract, and milk. 

– Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and stir together. Not too much as you don’t want to over mix the batter. Just stir enough to make sure there are no flour streaks or pockets remaining in the batter.

– Add the miniature chocolate chips and then fill each muffin tin almost full. The recipe yields 36 mini muffins so you will need to another batch after the first batch has cooled slightly and you have taken them out of the pan. 

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Mini Chocolate Chip Muffins

Author Jessica
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 36 mini muffins
Mini Chocolate Chip Muffins are soft & sweet bite-sized treats that are perfect for little hands. They only take minutes to make!


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray the inside of a mini-muffin tin with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • In large bowl, combine flour, sugar, salt, baking powder. Whisk together until combined and no clumps remain.
  • In a separate small bowl, mix oil, egg, vanilla extract, and milk. Whisk together.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry. Using a rubber spatula, very gently fold the ingredients together. Fold in the chocolate chips. You want to mix only until there are no flour pockets in the batter.
  • Spoon batter into muffin tins. Fill each muffin cup about 3/4 full (slightly less). Try not to overfill or else the muffin will spill over the sides while baking and you won't get that nice dome shape at the top. 
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes. Let cool in muffin tin for a couple of minutes and then move to a rack to cool completely.
  • Put extras in a Ziploc bag or keep covered on a plate. These tend to dry out if left out uncovered.


You can use whatever milk you have on hand. I prefer the higher fat of whole milk, so that's what I have always used in baking recipes that call for milk. 


Calories: 71kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 38mg | Potassium: 34mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 19IU | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg

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  1. I made these muffins the other day and they were a hit. I didn’t have any mini chocolate chips around but did have some mini M & M’s not the best choice as the colors bleed but still delicious. I lined my pan with mini paper liners and had no issues at all. Thanks Jessica for sharing your recipe.

    1. Together As Family says:

      You’re so welcome! So glad you loved these.

    2. Any idea what I did wrong?
      Mine came out rock hard…
      I even tried big ones, and they were just as hard.

      1. Together As Family says:

        Maybe overcooked them? Not sure as I have never had these muffins come out “rock hard” before. Sorry they did not work out for you.

        1. That’s probably it!
          Thank you!
          I will try again!

  2. My kids love these muffins. But can you post the old recipe before you updated it in nov 2017? I see the new recipe adds brown sugar and no matter how much I spray cooking spra my on my mini muffin pan, muffins stick a lot more and worse than the older recipe which didn’t have brown sugar.

    1. Together As Family says:

      I will have to look into this, thank you for pointing that mistake out…. I switched recipe formats at that same time so maybe something got lost in translation. I will go check it and fix it 🙂 Because I agree, the brown sugar would make them stick lots more.

  3. Did I miss brown sugar in here? The pictures above the recipe that’s listed looks like their is brown sugar in her bowl???!!!!

    1. To clarify, I see brown sugar in the picture about the recipe.. but I don’t see brown sugar listed in the recipe ingredients!!

    2. Together As Family says:

      So sorry! Thank you for catching this mistake. The recipe as written is correct. I am fairly certain that process picture was put in here by mistake when I was doing some recipe testing with this specific recipe. I will remove it. The recipe as written, with the granulated sugar, is correct. Sorry for the confusion.

  4. 5 stars
    Awesome recipe! Sooooo easy and my daughter adores these! We get 24 mini muffins out of recipe. Thank you so much for sharing.

    1. Together As Family says:

      Yes! I love hearing stuff like this. My kids adore these muffins too and they never last long at my house 🙂

  5. Can you double (or triple) this recipe?

    1. Together As Family says:

      Yes, that would work just fine!


    5 stars
    I’ve made these mini muffins twice in the past two weeks and they are a hit. I sprayed my pans and followed directions and I love the slight crunch on the bottom and sides. This is a definite keeper! Thank you so much. ♥

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  8. Do you think I could substitute almond milk for the whole milk?

    1. Together As Family says:

      Yes, that would work just fine.

  9. 5 stars
    This is now the 3rd time we’ve made these muffins. They are delicious! The 2nd time we made them we substituted the regular sugar for coconut sugar and they turned out delicious too! We are gluten free so I use Gluten Free Flour (King Aruthur & Pillsbury) and it works beautifully! This is a great simple and easy recipe to have on hand that requires minimal effort and ingredients.

  10. Laura Tinker says:

    Why does one of the photos show brown sugar in the bowl if there isn’t any in the recipe?

    1. Together As Family says:

      It’s an older post that I updated years ago…. I guess maybe I added the wrong photo. I will look into it, thanks for letting me know. Follow the recipe as given 🙂

  11. 4 stars
    I made these today, substituted milk for almond milk. And also made a batch with cocoa as well for a double choc experience. Timings needed to be adjusted, 15 minutes in the oven for overall goodness. Great recipe! Thanks ?

    1. how much cocoa did you put into the recipe to make a double chocolate recipe?

  12. Can you substitute almond flour in these muffins?

    1. Together As Family says:

      As long as the almond flour is a equal substitution. Like the cup for cup specialty flours that can be used in place of any flour.

  13. 5 stars
    These are sooooo good! My kiddos love mini muffins, and I was out of any box mixes. I came across your recipe and will be making these again and again. Kid approved!! Thank you for sharing!

  14. hi, how to adjust the ingredients for just 12 mini muffins?

    1. Together As Family says:

      You would just have to half all the ingredients if you only want 12 mini muffins.

  15. 4 stars
    Made these little cuties this am and. Husband approved , two thing I will do different next go around is Not spray my mini muffin tin cause they did stick to pan even after cooling , and I will try butter milk and add 3/4 cut instead of 1/2 cup more so they r not so dry. And try blueberries ?. But thanks for a fast and simple recipe or all to enjoy . I would have love to post a picture but was no where to do it . In post .
    Have a great weekend .

  16. Stormy Ryan says:

    5 stars
    This might be a silly question, but can these be frozen? I ask because my wife loves the mini muffins to bring to work and I was thinking of making a bunch of batches and bagging them in ziplock bags. Just don’t want them to go bad if not used right away. Thanks!

  17. 5 stars
    These are my kids favorite muffins we make them every weekend.

    1. Lucy Pulsipher says:

      Thank you for sharing, glad your kids like them!

  18. 4 stars
    These tasted so good! They were the right amount of sweetness without being overpowering. The recipe was easy to follow. My only complaint (which is huge for me) was that even with spraying the tin, every muffin stuck to the muffin tin. I’ve had other muffins release cleanly from my tin, so I’m not sure what went wrong. (I don’t like to use liners). I would love to make these again if anyone has tips to help them stay intact!

    1. Together as Family says:

      I’m glad you liked the recipe! I’m sorry to hear about the muffins sticking. Two thoughts about the muffins sticking- make sure they’re cooked down when you try to remove them and second instead of spraying the tin try rubbing each one with butter or a paper towel with oil on it. (That ensures that the tin is completely covered in oil.) Let me know how it goes!

  19. 5 stars
    These are super easy to make and turn out great every time!

    1. Together as Family says:

      Thank you Bella!

  20. 5 stars
    Tried these last week and am back making them again. My kids loved them and told me to keep the recipe!

    1. Together as Family says:

      We love when littles approve 🥰

  21. 5 stars
    I used a buttered silicone mini muffin pan, gluten free flour and almond milk replacements. It took about 15 minutes vs 10 to cook through, but they turned out delicious! Thank you for the recipe.

    1. Together as Family says:

      Thanks for sharing how the substitutions worked for you, that is so helpful to others to read! Glad you liked the recipe! 🤗