Moist Chocolate-Chip Muffins

Super Moist Chocolate-Chip Muffins

It’s always disappointing to mix up a batch of muffins only to find that they are too dry and crumbly. You can avoid that classic dessert disappointment with these super Moist Chocolate-Chip Muffins.  #chocolatemuffins #moistmuffins #nomoredrymuffins #chocolatechipmuffinrecipe

Moist Chocolate-Chip Muffins

If you love chocolate, then these Super Moist Chocolate-Chip Muffins MUST be in your recipe box. I do love a good chocolate chip muffin, but something about that chocolate cake dotted with warm, melty chocolate chips just brings out the chocoholic in me! Of course my kids never complain when they see chocolate muffins sitting on the counter. The best part is that these decadent desserts actually taste as good as they look!

Super Moist Chocolate-Chip Muffins

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The Secret to Moist Chocolate-Chip Muffins

So what’s the secret? Applesauce! In addition to milk, oil, and eggs, adding applesauce provides just a little extra punch of moisture to the recipe. It also adds some sweetness so your chocolate-chip muffins are the perfect level of sweet and the perfect kind of moist! No more crumbly muffins.

I love taking these chocolate chip muffins to family or church gatherings. They also make sweet blessings for teachers, coworkers, and classrooms! Need more? Double the batch. Want to eat them guilt-free? Make mini-muffins instead in this mini-muffin pan. And substitute a bag of mini-chocolate chips in place of the regular-sized chocolate-chip bag. No matter how you bake them, they taste as good as they look every time!

If you love this recipe, you’ll also enjoy the tips from this post:  Banana Breads and Mighty Muffins: Plus the Tips to Get Them Just Right!


Super Moist Chocolate-Chip Muffins

Printable Recipe for Super Moist Chocolate-Chip Muffins:

Super Moist Chocolate-Chip Muffins

It's always disappointing to mix up a batch of muffins, waiting anxiously for the oven timer to go off, only to find that they are too dry and crumbly. You can avoid that classic dessert disappointment with these super Moist Chocolate-Chip Muffins.  

Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate-chip, moist, muffins


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup chocolate chips divided use
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup oil



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Grease 12 muffin cups or line muffins cups with paper muffin liners.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combjne flour, sugar, brown sugar, ¾ cup chocolate chips, cocoa, baking soda and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk vanilla, egg, applesauce, milk, and vegetable oil until smooth; pour into flour mixture and stir until batter is just blended.
  4. Fill prepared muffin cups 3/4 full; divide remaining ¼ cup of chocolate chips between muffins, sprinkling them over the top of each one.
  5. Bake muffins, uncovered, on center rack, in preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 20-25 minutes.

Recipe shared on Southern Plate/Meal Plan Monday.

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Chef Alli


Chef Alli

Chef Alli is a home-grown Kansas girl on a mission to strengthen families through enabling kitchen confidence, educating the family cook, and encouraging better food relationships. She believes with her whole heart that time spent with our loved ones and our overall quality of life is greatly enhanced by nutritious food made at home with simple, wholesome ingredients. She loves being able to connect and share this passion with others through her website, her social media presence, and her coveted speaking engagements.

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