The Best Jumbo Chocolate Chip Muffins

Moist and delicious jumbo chocolate chip muffins. Made from scratch and topped with crunchy sugar!

The Best Jumbo Chocolate Chip Muffins

Sweet and tender jumbo muffins studded with chocolate chips and topped with crunchy sugar.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Serving Size 6 jumbo muffins


  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil (can substitute melted butter)
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking power
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees with the rack in the center.  Line a muffin tin with cupcake liners.
  • Combine the wet ingredients (melted butter, egg, and milk in one bowl.  In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, salt, baking powder).  Gently mix them together, stirring until just combined.  Fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Scoop the batter into the prepared muffin tins.  This recipe will make 6 jumbo muffins or 12 regular. Sprinkle sugar on top.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes (20-25 minutes for regular sized muffins).  Remove from oven when a toothpick served into the center comes out clean or with a few crumbs.  Remove to a wire rack to cool.  Serve warm or room temperature.  Muffins will stay fresh a day at room temperature, or freeze well if allowed to completely cool.


This recipe can be adapted to your taste!  Try adding 1 cup fresh or frozen fruit and omitting the chocolate chips.
Calories: 351kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 211mg | Potassium: 61mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 62IU | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 2mg

Planning breakfast. It’s enough to make you cry at the grocery store. Lunches can always be conjured up if you have basics in the house. And with dinner, you know you have to plan ahead.

But breakfast seems to sneak up on us all the time, and we end up relying on overpriced things like cereal, breakfast bars, and the like.

But if you’re willing to do a little work ahead of time, stocking your freezer with homemade breakfasts. will save you money and your mood. Muffins are a great choice for this as they mix up fast and freeze wonderfully. And adding chocolate chips might not be the healthiest thing in the world, but it guarantees happy faces in the morning.

What you need for chocolate chip muffins

ingredients for muffins in small bowls
  • 1/3 cup melted butter or vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Frugal Tip

Aldi and Costco are both great sources for baking supplies. Butter, eggs, milk, and sugar are very well priced there! I love Aldi brand chocolate chips and they are about half the price of major national brands.

However, I love King Arthur flour and it’s the only kind I use. It goes on sale frequently or is available at Walmart for a good price. Stock up and keep it in the freezer!

We’ll make them together

Making the batter

process shots of making muffin batter from scratch

Preheat the oven before you get started, to 400 degrees, with the rack in he center.

To keep your muffins tender, make sure that you don’t over mix. So we want to combine all the wet ingredients (milk, egg, butter) in one bowl, and then the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, salt, baking powder) in another bowl. Then gently combine them.

Adding the chocolate chips and baking

You want to stir the batter until its just combined, then gently fold in the chocolate chips.

Now we bake! This recipe will make 6 jumbo muffins or 12 regular muffins. I make jumbo muffins in a regular muffin tin and just fill them up really high. But of a course, a jumbo muffin tin will give you fatter rounder muffins.

Sprinkle some sugar right on top and pop them in the oven.

Bake jumbo muffins for 25-30 minutes, or regular 20-25 minutes. Check with a toothpick before you remove them from the oven. It should come out with a few crumbs when inserted in the middle. (This is a good rule of thumb for most baked goods.)

Let cool a few minutes on a wire rack and enjoy!

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