Whole Wheat Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins

Eating chocolate muffins for breakfast feels a little decadent, but baking them with whole wheat flour makes me feel a little better about treating my family to them. Reeni, Cinnamon Spice & Everything Nice, recently posted this irresistible double chocolate muffin recipe which she adapted from King Arthur Flour.

These are big, beautiful, tender muffins. Reeni’s recipe says to divide the batter between 12 muffin cups. I was a little afraid to fill them that full and made 16 muffins instead, but when I make them again I’ll try and be braver. I also forgot to sprinkle them with coarse sugar. They are rich and chocolatey and probably don’t need the extra sugar on top, but I do love a sweet crunchy muffin top.

Bake these up next time you have a chocolate craving and be sure and visit Reeni and check out all of her delicious recipes.

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins


  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 2/3 cup Dutch-processed unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup sour cream (not non-fat) or yogurt
  • 2 cups white whole wheat or all-purpose flour (I used whole wheat pastry flour)
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
  • coarse sugar, for topping


Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 12 cup muffin pan.

In a large mixing bowl beat together butter, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, salt and vanilla until fluffy. Beat in eggs, then stir in milk and sour cream. Mix in flour, then chocolate chips.

Divide batter equally between the muffin cups, they will be full. Sprinkle each muffin with a little coarse sugar if desired.

Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out without crumbs on it - chocolate is ok. Remove from oven, cool on wire racks 10 minutes, remove from pan to wire racks and cool completely.



Other great muffin recipes you might enjoy:

Best Blueberry Streusel Muffins, Barbara Bakes
The Best Chocolate Chip Muffin Recipe, Cinnamon Spice & Everything Nice
Banana Nut Muffins, Barbara Bakes
American’s Test Kitchen Blueberry Muffins, Judy’s Kitchen
Pineapple Coconut Muffins, Completely Delicious

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  1. CINDY says


  2. Lise says

    These really are as fabulous as they look! I use half the butter (4 tbsp), 6 oz plain whole milk yogurt and 3 oz whole milk, and 1 cup chocolate chips and they are super decadent and delicious. My husband who doesn’t care for ‘healthy’ baked goods says these are equivalent to the best, moist chocolate cake he’s ever eaten! Thanks for the incredible recipe – it’s on my favorites list!

    • says

      Hi Lise – thanks for taking the time to let me know you made and loved the muffins! So fun that your husband was a fan too. I’ll have to try your changes.

  3. says

    Yes! Yes! Yes! The whole wheat in these make them perfect for a *healthy* breakfast muffin. The chocolate chips in them just make them wonderful!

  4. says

    Your muffins look so big and beautiful Barbara! It’s hard to imagine I made 12 out of them when I see how high these raised. Thanks for making them and for the shout-out!

  5. says

    Those look fantastic! I love chocolate muffins like this but haven’t had one in forever. I love that you used whole wheat flour. I’m going to give these a try sometime soon, they look so good!

  6. says

    I love how this recipe can be so healthy…with yogurt and whole wheat flour. It’s making me very hungry for chocolate (which I always am anyways!). Thanks for sharing such a beautiful recipe!

  7. says

    Mmm, I can never resist a good muffin! Love the look of these big, puffy ones. Reeni’s recipes really are great, aren’t they?

  8. says

    Barbara, I actually made these muffins a couple of years ago and used white whole wheat flour. I gave them my highest rating, because they are unbelievably delicious and will definitely satisfy a chocolate craving with the least amount of damage to your diet.

  9. says

    These look 100% professional, i would be happy to buy these from a bakery for sure! and would definitely feel no guilt in tucking a few away for brekkie :) gorgeous recipe, im saving it and hope to give it a try sometime!

  10. says

    These look fantastic Barbara! I’m a big fan of chocolate for breakfast, especially when it’s a muffin, which is totally fair game :)

  11. says

    A homemade muffin and a cup of good coffee are my idea of the ideal weekday breakfast. These look delish, Barbara. I make muffins often but never think to make chocolate ones. Thanks for a very tempting recipe.

  12. Kira says

    I just started following your website. I found you when serching for a monkey bread recipe – I cannot wait to try yours. It looks delicious. And these muffins will be tried as well. Thanks for sharing. I will be checking your site often.