Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Muffins


Why not celebrate the weekend with some yummy (and easy) muffins? It’s no secret that breakfast is one of my favorite things in the whole wide world. If you were to ask my family and friends, they would probably tell you that muffins are my specialty.

Nicolas brought home an absurd amount of milk and dark chocolate from work (perks of working in a chocolate store. 🙂 ) We also wanted to try out our French press coffee maker for the first time, so I thought it was the perfect opportunity to whip up some chocolate chip muffins! This is another one of my original recipes and is similar to my Thanksgiving Morning Muffins. I made a smaller batch this time, as I didn’t have a ton of ingredients on hand. It was the perfect morning treat and paired so well with the coffee.

For Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Muffins:

Makes 10-12 muffins 

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 large egg
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup melted butter *
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 – 2 cups chocolate chips


For Crumb Topping:

1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/2 stick salted butter (melted)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon



  • Preheat your oven to 400F (205C) and line a standard muffin pan with paper liners. Set aside.
  • Prepare the crumb topping in a small bowl. Whisk together flour, sugar and cinnamon. Add the melted butter. Stir with a fork until crumbly. Set aside.
  • Start to prepare muffins in a large bowl. Stir together flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs and granulated sugar until smooth and combined. Whisk in sour cream and melted butter.
  • Fold wet ingredients into dry ingredients, and mix everything together. Be careful not to over-mix!
  • Fold 3/4 of your chocolate chips into the batter.
  • Spoon batter into prepared muffin tins being careful not to fill them all the way. Cover the batter with the remaining chocolate chips and then cover the tops generously with crumb topping.
  • Place them in the oven and bake about 15-20 minutes or until the toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Let muffins cool before removing from tin.
  • Make sure the melted butter is cooled a bit before adding to sugar and egg mixture to prevent eggs from scrambling. You can also substitute vegetable oil for the butter.
  • I used a mixture of dark and milk chocolate chips, but you can use whatever you prefer. The muffins are quite sweet, so I highly recommend using a more bitter chocolate!
  • I use an ice-cream scoop to fill the muffin tins with batter. It is always the perfect amount.
  • These muffins rise a lot, so don’t worry about not putting enough batter into the tin. It is also important to leave room for your toppings. Also, don’t be shy with the crumb topping!

Please let me know if you try this recipe! What are you eating for breakfast this morning? Let me know in the comments below. 🙂 Have a great weekend!


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  • Reply Martha Ellen January 27, 2018 at 7:54 pm

    These look yummy, Madison. I like the crumb topping for extra tastiness. We had a half bagel and cream cheese and strawberry jam this morning. My sweetie and I shared a banana as well. Enjoy your weekend. ♥

    • Reply Madison Marie January 29, 2018 at 11:02 pm

      Thank you so much, Martha! Yes, I rarely make muffins without a crumb topping! Haha 🙂 Cream cheese and strawberry jam is one of my favorite combinations.

  • Reply Linda Conley January 27, 2018 at 9:31 pm

    Oh that looks so good….smiles…I had a cup of decaf and some toast. I’m not much of a breakfast eater, sad to say. smiles.

    • Reply Madison Marie January 29, 2018 at 11:01 pm

      Thanks, Linda! Toast is one of my favorite breakfasts, too 🙂

  • Reply Kim January 28, 2018 at 1:03 am

    Yum those look delicious! I wish I was there to taste them!

    • Reply Madison Marie January 29, 2018 at 11:00 pm

      I would have LOVED to share them with you! 🙂

  • Reply mamasmercantile January 28, 2018 at 8:09 am

    They do indeed look delicious. Tea and toast with jam is a particular favourite of mine for breakfast.

    • Reply Madison Marie January 29, 2018 at 11:00 pm

      Thank you! I LOVE tea and toast. I eat it for breakfast and even as an afternoon snack. 🙂

  • Reply Billie Jo January 28, 2018 at 4:30 pm

    These look delicious!!!!
    Add them to the list of things I can’t wait for you to make when you are home!!!
    Love you!!!!!!

    • Reply Madison Marie January 29, 2018 at 10:59 pm

      Hahaha I will be making muffins and banana bread nonstop!

  • Reply Glowyshoes January 29, 2018 at 11:00 am

    It came out looking good and yummy..chocolates is bae anytime

    Glowyshoes’s blog

  • Reply Charlotte January 29, 2018 at 12:17 pm

    I neeeeeed to make these, they look so yummy oh my! I am very much a lover for all things cinnamon – so I need to try these out <3
    Charlotte |

    • Reply Madison Marie January 29, 2018 at 10:58 pm

      Mmm, the cinnamon and chocolate taste SO good together! 🙂

  • Reply Ellie January 29, 2018 at 2:39 pm

    OMG these look so tasty! NEED to give them a try

    Ellie xx

    • Reply Madison Marie January 29, 2018 at 10:58 pm

      Thanks, Ellie! xx

  • Reply Eena January 29, 2018 at 8:09 pm

    I’m not a huge fan of cinnamon but boy oh boy do these muffins look and sound amazing! Saving the recipe to try out! 😀

    cabin twenty-four

    • Reply Madison Marie January 29, 2018 at 10:57 pm

      You could always skip the cinnamon and use brown sugar and flour to make the crumb topping! 🙂 I hope you like it!

  • Reply Danielle January 31, 2018 at 3:27 pm

    Yum! These look delicious! I would love one right now with my coffee! ♥

  • Reply Katie February 3, 2018 at 6:58 am

    These look delicious! Will try to convert into UK measurements so can recreate! We don’t tend to have muffins for breakfast in the UK but they are a yummy treat xx

    • Reply Madison Marie February 3, 2018 at 10:30 am

      Thanks, Katie! There are a lot of helpful websites that have chart conversions of baking measurements. 🙂 Hope you like them! xx

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