Spiced Chocolate Chip Muffins

Homemade spiced chocolate chip muffins recipe - SavvyMom

These spiced chocolate chip muffins are a blast from my childhood. My mom used to make a version of these each and every Saturday morning. A delicious treat not only for us, but for all of our neighbourhood friends who were in-the-know. Now a mom myself, this slightly updated version have become my go-to muffins for when my kids (or admittedly, myself) are craving a chocolatey treat.

The recipe has pretty much stayed the same, although I have added some ground cinnamon and allspice to mine and I opt for dark chocolate chips instead of the milk chocolate mini variety my mom used to use. Still warm from the oven and smothered with lots of butter, they are a seriously addictive mid-morning or afternoon treat.


Makes 12 to 18 Muffins

Spiced Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe:

You’ll Need

  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground allspice
  • 3/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups dark chocolate chips
  • coarse sugar for sprinkling (optional)

Prep and Cook

  • Preheat oven to 375 F. Prepare a 12-cup muffin tin by lining with paper liners or lightly greasing.
    Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together flour, cinnamon, allspice, baking powder, and salt with a fork until well combined.
    Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together sugar and eggs until light and fluffy, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add oil, buttermilk, and vanilla and continue to whisk until all ingredients are completely combined.
    Using a wooden spoon, gradually mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients until well combined (but do not overmix).
    Fold in chocolate chips
  • Divide batter between your 12 muffin cups, filling each almost to the top.
    Sprinkle tops with coarse sugar, if using.
  • Bake for 25-35 minutes, or until tops are golden and muffins are cooked through (a toothpick when inserted in the middle should come out clean).
    Let sit in pan on a wire rack before removing to let cool completely.


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