John Autry
Hands-on Time
12 Mins
Total Time
27 Mins
12 servings (serving size: 1 muffin)

This crowd-pleasing recipe is chocolately but not too sweet -- making these muffins perfect for breakfast or any other time of day.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400°.

Step 2

Weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 5 ingredients (through salt) in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Make a well in center of mixture. Combine 1 cup water and next 4 ingredients (through egg) in a bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Stir in 1/4 cup minichips. Add oil mixture to flour mixture, stirring just until moist.

Step 3

Place 12 muffin-cup liners in muffin cups, and coat liners with cooking spray. Divide batter evenly among prepared muffin cups. Sprinkle remaining 1/4 cup minichips evenly over batter. Bake at 400° for 15 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes in pan on a wire rack.

Ratings & Reviews


September 06, 2017
I was a little iffy about the vinegar but they came out perfectly.  I felt they had just the right amount of sweetness.  Will make often.  Always a crowd pleaser and easy to prepare.

tcherry6's Review

October 15, 2012
They were horrible.

rungvegas's Review

July 25, 2011
I can't rate these "Worthy of a Special Occasion" because they're just too easy and too yummy not to make a regular feature in your kitchen, especially if you swap some of the all-purpose flour for whole wheat flour (I did 1 c. AP to 3/4 c. WW). They still come out moist and delicious, not too sweet, and look exactly like the picture in the magazine. Love these!

Gordon17's Review

July 11, 2012

wenchie's Review

July 06, 2014
Wonderful, moist and not too sweet. My family devoured these within minutes

aestock's Review

October 13, 2011
Used 1C AP flour and 3/4 C white whole wheat. I also double the amount of chocolate chips in the batter itself. They were good, but my boyfriend said they were a little bland. Will probably add more brown sugar next time.

cmwilliams310's Review

July 24, 2011
These have a wonderful chocolate flavor and the perfect sweetness. The best is that they really do look just like the picture :) Don't forget to use the cooking spray and coat the liners though. Especially with the chips they really stick if you don't. (Ooops).

Cansas's Review

April 25, 2011
Very good and moist muffin. They aren't super sweet but I think that is one reason I like them. They are great with a cup of coffee for breakfast or a snack.

Jennifer1210's Review

March 11, 2014
The muffin was tough and dry. I feel that I was just cheated out of 190 calories as it tastes like it should be worth 50.

arethajones's Review

June 16, 2013
Good idea, but needs more sugar.