Small-Batch Chocolate Chip Muffins


Last time, I posted a recipe for a single-serving ramekin blueberry muffin. Well, shortly after I made that recipe, I decided to try the same thing with a chocolate chip muffin. It was delicious, but it was also way heavier and definitely difficult to call a single serving. While you could still make it and split it with someone else, I decided to go one step further and turn it into individual muffins.

As it turns out, the recipe makes 4-6 muffins, depending on the size of the muffin cups you’re using. No wonder it wasn’t single-serving! That’s a lot of heavy chocolate, and delicious as it is, it was still a bit much.

You don’t actually need much to make a small batch of muffins to enjoy for a day or two, or share with someone else for a night’s dessert. Here’s how to do it!

Small-Batch Chocolate Chip Muffins

Double-chocolate muffins made in a reasonable quantity to enjoy for a night or two.
Servings 5 Muffins
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes


  • Muffin Tin
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Whisk


  • 7 Tbsp Flour Half a cup minus a tablespoon, to make it easier.
  • ½ Tsp Baking Powder
  • Tbsp Cocoa Powder
  • 2 Tbsp Butter Melted
  • 2 Tbsp White Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • ½ Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 4 Tbsp Milk Room temperature
  • ½ Cup Dark chocolate chips


  • Preheat your oven to 375℉. Prepare your muffin tins or grease a ramekin if you want to use that instead.
  • In a bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder, and baking powder.
  • In another bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Once combined, add in the egg yolk, vanilla, and milk, and well-combine them.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix until almost fully combined. Add in the chocolate chips and fold in to finish mixing.
  • Pour your batter into your muffin cups or ramekin.
  • If using ramekin, bake for about 40 minutes. If using muffin cups, bake for 18-19 minutes. In both cases, the toothpick test is a good way to check if it's done.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate, Muffins

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