I’m not really into pastries. I could pass by a donut tray and not even be tempted. And if there is a danish laying around? I’m not interested.

But sometimes all I really want is a warm muffin smeared with a bit of butter.

We rarely have muffins in our house. Mainly because they are a ‘breakfast’ food, and we rarely eat something like this for breakfast. We are also always on the go in the mornings, and Mr. How Sweet must get in his 27 egg whites to meet his protein requirements for the morning. You know the drill.


So in the chance that I ever do make muffins, I make them in the afternoon, or the evening.

And then they become the dessert that Mr. How Sweet shovels into his mouth while standing over sink.

When making muffins, I love adding some raw turbinado sugar on top for that delicious crunch.

I think most of us can agree that muffin tops are the best part, right?


So in my usual wasteful, bratty fashion, I tend to eat the tops off most muffins, and just leave them sitting on the counter.

I mean, I don’t want to waste the muffin by throwing it away.

But I only want the top.

(Which usually results in muffin tops over my jeans, but that’s neither here nor there.)

Muffins must be warm for me.

I’ll even take it when it is piping hot.


I usually scorch the tastebuds off of my tongue approximately 3 times a week, due to my lack of patience.

If you start seeing unappetizing recipes popping up, just know it’s because I no longer can taste anything. And we all know how boring the recipes would get if Mr. How Sweet was the only taste-tester.


Sometimes I am reluctant to only eat the muffin top, and feel like I should act as an adult.

As long as I can slather that baby with a bit of butter, all is right in the world.


Chocolate Chip Muffins

from allrecipes

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1 egg
1/3 cup butter, melted
1 cup chocolate chips

2 tablespoons raw turbinado sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease or line 12 muffin cups.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Stir in the milk, egg, butter and chocolate chips. Pour batter into prepared muffin cups. Top with raw turbinado sugar.

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.



Remember when I told you yesterday that Mr. How Sweet was a man’s man?

Last night was no exception.

He and his friends cut down a tree in our backyard, in the pouring rain, that was split from the massive snowstorm. There may have been a few cases of beer involved.

And some of that wretched old-school country that makes my ears bleed.

He looked like he took a roll in the mud. So I fed him pizza.


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64 Responses to “Chocolate Chip Muffins.”

  1. #
    Evan Thomas — March 26, 2010 @ 6:06 am

    Can I just say wow and yum? I can totally pass up a deep fried donut, but a healthy muffin with a pat of butter? never


  2. #
    ashley — March 26, 2010 @ 6:18 am

    yummm. i loveeeee muffins. i could pass up a donut or danish any day, but a muffin? its tough… especially one that has chocolate! :-) looks good!


  3. #
    Jenny — March 26, 2010 @ 6:20 am

    Can you ship your delicious eats??:)


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    Naomi (onefitfoodie) — March 26, 2010 @ 6:22 am

    AH i would take that muffin over 27 eggs any day! I love the idea of throwing some turbinado sugar on top to get that golden crunch!! you are a GENIOUS Jess and how was i NOT following you on twitter before?! I am now ;)


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    Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg — March 26, 2010 @ 6:24 am

    lol– your muffin top talk reminds me of the Seinfeld episode where Elaine’s boss starts a shop that sells only muffin tops– Top of the Muffin to You :-)


  6. #
    Mara @ What's For Dinner? — March 26, 2010 @ 6:30 am

    I’m on spring break this coming week, and even though it’s Passover, I might have to suck it up and make a couple of your recipes…including these!


  7. #
    Sophie @ yumventures — March 26, 2010 @ 6:30 am

    I loooove hot muffins with butter. They remind me of my childhood poppyseed muffins, which I used to slice thinly and toast so each bite had a crunchy, buttery crust. YUM!


  8. #
    raina @ The Garden of Yum — March 26, 2010 @ 6:38 am

    Chocolate chip muffins are my favorite, but I have not been able to find a good recipe for one…until now! Thanks!


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    Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete — March 26, 2010 @ 6:40 am

    I have to concur. I LOVE basically any type of muffin as long as it has some butter on it, and it is hot! There is really something about a muffin just pulled out of the oven, crunchy on the outside, and warm and satisfying on the inside. Wow, the longer Steve is gone, the more descriptive I get about “satisfying” muffins. I digress. I love muffins!


  10. #
    Seth @ Boy Meets Food — March 26, 2010 @ 6:41 am

    I like the tops the best two. But, I take the opposite approach, and eat the bottom part first, then I get to enjoy the top without “wasting” the bottom.


    • Jessica — March 26th, 2010 @ 7:03 am

      Save the best for last. :)


  11. #
    Midgetkeeper — March 26, 2010 @ 6:49 am

    I totally agree about the top of the muffins being the best part, yum! I made some this weekend and every time I have eaten one I have shared with my Daughter so the bottom doesn’t go to waste :D


  12. #
    Mackenzie@The Caramel Cookie — March 26, 2010 @ 7:05 am

    I’m with you on the muffin tops, I usually only end up eating the tops and it makes me feel so wasteful! haha


  13. #
    Estela @ Weekly Bite — March 26, 2010 @ 7:13 am

    See… I’m really into pastries!!! Especially muffins and quick breads… so these are perfect!!!!


  14. #
    Heather (Heather's Dish) — March 26, 2010 @ 7:24 am

    you are lucky…i am SO into pastries! these sound amazing…and a little bit of butter is ALWAYS the perfect addition to muffins. yum!


  15. #
    Kerry — March 26, 2010 @ 7:39 am

    I love ALL baked goods, especially when chocolate chips are involved. Even though I’m home alone this weekend, I may have to make these to keep me company. ;) Thanks for sharing!!


  16. #
    Jenna — March 26, 2010 @ 7:40 am

    I am a muffin top kind of girl, too. I don’t need the whole thing, just the top, please!

    Panera’s ‘muffies’ are pretty stellar. I’ve always wondered how they make those!


  17. #
    Madeline - Greens and Jeans — March 26, 2010 @ 7:41 am

    I rarely make muffins because I can easily plow through a batch on my own… My boyfriend eats 7-10 egg whites every morning which always prompts me to sing the Gaston song from Beauty and the Beast (“when I was a lad I ate 4 dozen eggs every morning to help me get larrrrrge…”)


  18. #
    Kacy — March 26, 2010 @ 8:13 am

    I wish I didnt love pastries. But I do. Even when I know they won’t be that good, I still usually eat one.


  19. #
    Jenn (j3nn.net) — March 26, 2010 @ 8:14 am

    YES! Sugar on top of muffins makes them extra amazing. I LOVE chocolate chip muffins, I haven’t had one in a long time. Want! :D


    PS. Send me the pastries you do not want kthx ;)


  20. #
    Katrina — March 26, 2010 @ 8:16 am

    These look lovely. I’m definitely a chocolate for breakfast girl. Awesome.


  21. #
    Erica — March 26, 2010 @ 8:22 am

    Love muffin tops too! Something we both need: http://www.amazon.com/Chicago-Metallic-Gourmetware-Original-Muffin/dp/B0000CFN2C


    • Jessica — March 26th, 2010 @ 8:28 am

      Ohmigosh!! I think we ALL need that. :)


  22. #
    Nicole, RD — March 26, 2010 @ 8:44 am

    Drool. Those look like they would MELT in your mouth!


  23. #
    Effie — March 26, 2010 @ 9:09 am

    Amazing! I could eat 5 of those right now


  24. #
    Marla (Family Fresh Cooking) — March 26, 2010 @ 9:54 am

    It is so good to know that I am not the only one walking around with a compromised mouth due to impatience!! That sugar crunch is mandatory & so is the heat! Nice work :)


  25. #
    janetha — March 26, 2010 @ 10:28 am

    mmmm, i am all about the top of the muffin! i think that is why i like vitatops so much!

    have a good weekend!


  26. #
    Jil — March 26, 2010 @ 10:45 am

    Mmmm, I agree – the top is the best part!!


  27. #
    Blond Duck — March 26, 2010 @ 11:11 am

    Muffins are just wonderful.


  28. #
    Jessica @ The Process of Healing — March 26, 2010 @ 11:41 am

    Oh yum… you found my weakness – chocolate chip muffins!!!


  29. #
    Vanessa — March 26, 2010 @ 11:58 am

    I love your blog, it is so funny and I can definately relate with you and your man.

    These muffins look delicious! I made the Happy Chicken the other day and JL said, now why don’t you make more stuff like this??? I guess we kinda have gotten into a bit of a food downturn since he is bored of all my usuals :)

    I put sliced zuchinni on top with the mushrooms to add more vegis to the meal…


  30. #
    Pure2Raw Twins — March 26, 2010 @ 12:13 pm

    These muffins looks AWESOME! Love anything with chocolate chips in it ;)


  31. #
    The Chocolate Priestess — March 26, 2010 @ 12:18 pm

    These look great! Thanks for sharing your recipe and the insight into how these fit into your family’s normal routine.


  32. #
    Meg @ Be Fit Be Full — March 26, 2010 @ 12:41 pm

    Have do you have time to make all this delicious food! I’m jealous. I would hired you to come bake for me any day :)


  33. #
    Melissa — March 26, 2010 @ 12:45 pm

    Reading your blog puts me in such a good mood. Always delicious and comforting food. And SO so funny. :)


  34. #
    homecookedem — March 26, 2010 @ 1:07 pm

    Ok, that last picture is gorgeous!! My last summer in college I totally had a summer of the muffins. I made ’em everyday and my muffin top proved it! ;) Oh, but I do love choc. chip muffins… soooooo good! Especially with buttah!


  35. #
    Cheryl — March 26, 2010 @ 1:12 pm

    I can’t pass muffins, pastries, danishes, or donuts!


  36. #
    holly — March 26, 2010 @ 2:50 pm

    These muffins look gorgeous!!


  37. #
    Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) — March 26, 2010 @ 4:34 pm

    I cannot tell you how much your friendship means to me. I know that one day we will meet in person, and til then. Thank you a million times over. You are such a gem, Jessica, xoxoxo!!!!!!!!


  38. #
    Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly — March 26, 2010 @ 5:05 pm

    Yum! I just made a chocolate Guinness Cake from scratch for my StepDad’s birthday tomorrow…I will post the recipe tomorrow but it made me think of you!!! haha!


  39. #
    Jessie (Vegan-minded) — March 26, 2010 @ 5:16 pm

    Chocolate chip muffins are the best! I always used to get the vegan ones at my Whole Foods, but they have stopped carrying them for some reason. I guess it’s a good thing, they were becoming an addiction. :)


  40. #
    Rachel @ Shedding It — March 26, 2010 @ 5:59 pm

    I have been SO into muffins lately, it’s so funny that you posted this…I’ve been on the hunt for new recipes!!


  41. #
    Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) — March 26, 2010 @ 9:44 pm

    I am not into pastries either … or cake, unless it is uber moist!


  42. #
    The Candid RD — March 27, 2010 @ 5:22 am

    I love muffins. I like them hot too, and I understand the feeling of scorching off the top of your mouth. I do that a lot, but usually with pizza, or coffee, or soup. I haven’t had a muffin in a really long time, probably because I don’t eat wheat. However I want to try with oat bran flour!!


  43. #
    Amanda — March 27, 2010 @ 6:37 am

    That picture with the melted butter put me over the edge. Fantastic!!



  44. #
    Sabrina — March 28, 2010 @ 5:59 pm

    You take the best photos of food! Seriously, every time I look at anything on your blog I am immediately hungry! Just a thought–maybe warn us at the beginning of ohhhh say a brownie or muffin recipe so we can close our eyes, hold our breaths and pray we scroll down far enough to not see the yummy goodness! :P


  45. #
    Jennifer — March 29, 2010 @ 8:06 pm

    I’m such a sucker for muffins. Especially homemade, and especially chocolate chip and especially…haha jk. Your muffins look amazing! Thanks for posting the recipe. If I’m craving something sweet, I know I can always come to your site and get an idea to bake something wonderful.


  46. #
    My Delicious — April 20, 2010 @ 6:13 am

    I`m baking these muffins at the moment :)


    • Jessica — April 20th, 2010 @ 7:15 am

      I hope you love them! :)


  47. #
    Barbie — September 17, 2010 @ 5:42 am

    first of all let me say i have read your entire blog right back to the first entry. I love it!! I cannot tell you how many of your recipes i have saved for future use and to share on my blog as well sending everyone your way!

    I made these muffins last night and sent 4 home with the BF and took the rest to the office. The BF ate one on his way home and the other 3 with a huge glass of milk this morning and I have only been at work for 40 minutes and they are almost gone!

    They are a huge hit!!!

    Thanks for having such a great blog!! I only hope my blog after some work can be half as great as yours!



  48. #
    atika — October 30, 2010 @ 10:44 pm

    Your blog is great and so are the pictures of the choc chip muffins…my problem is that my chips always sink down. How do u prevent that?


    • Jessica — October 31st, 2010 @ 7:10 am

      If you toss the chocolate chips in a bit of flour first, that should help!


  49. #
    Wilhelmina — May 23, 2011 @ 4:39 pm

    So many folks like just the muffin tops that at King Arthur Flour you can buy a “Muffin Top Pan”. Your recipes and photos inspire, thanks for sharing!


  50. #
    Wilhelmina — May 23, 2011 @ 4:44 pm

    I will be making the Cake-Batter-Crispy-Treats tonight for my family, thanks for sharing.



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