Chocolate chip and walnut muffins Recipe
Recently, I had a little visitor, who loves chocolate and walnuts. Every time he visits me, I have some chocolate chip cookies ready and waiting for him. This time for a change, I thought I will make something else for him with his fav. ingredients. I had been meaning to try this recipe which I flicked from a colleague who bought it for one of our work meetings. They were an instant hit and got over before we all could blink few times.  So, I thought why not give it a try.
Chocolate chip and walnut muffins Recipe
I just made one small change to the recipe. Instead of using 2 whole eggs, I used 4 egg whites. Other than that, I kept to the recipe cos its that perfect. These are utterly moist with an absolutely addictive topping of chocolate chips, sugar, nuts and cinnamon. Its hard to stop at one - in fact, even I ate 2 of them myself, inspite of me not liking chocolates that much. My muffins were over too and I was lucky that I could save 1 of them for my husband! (Nope, not miserly. trust me! He doesn't like chocolate either!! Weird couple we sure are ;)) Chocolate chip and walnut muffins Recipe Without further adieu, here's the recipe. You can of course use your own substitute for the eggs in the recipe
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  • Yields: Makes 12 Muffins
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 egg whites (or use 2 eggs or to make it eggless - substitute 1/2 cup of any egg substitute you desire like vegetable oil, yogurt, Ener-G etc)
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) plain yogurt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour (maida)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • For the Topping:
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 3-4 tbsp chopped walnuts ( I used a little of hazelnuts too)
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
If you want to Bake using Microwave pls refer to these articles:
1) How to Bake in Microwave
2) How to Bake in Microwave Convection Oven

For making Substitutions please refer my handy chart:
1) Baking substitutions
2) Egg Substitutions
1. In a bowl, cream butter and sugar together.
2. Add the egg whites slowly and beat it along with the butter mixture.
3. Add yogurt and vanilla and mix well.
4. Combine the flour, soda,powder and salt together in another bowl
5. Add it slowly into the creamed mixture until moistened.
6. Fold in the chocolate chips gently.
7. Line a muffin pan with paper-lined cups and fill it 2/3rd full with the batter.
8. Combine the topping ingredients in a bowl.
9. Sprinkle this mixture over the batter.
10. Bake them at 350F for 20-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool it for few minutes before removing them from the pan.
I think they will keep well if stored for couple of days - but I cant be too sure since there were none for me to store! Chocolate chip and walnut muffins Recipe

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By Sumati on Jun 26, 2013


Thanks for the recipe...they turned out gr8!

By Sudha on Sep 17, 2012

It came out way better than I expected it to  \"smiley\"Love the way you describe it step by step with illustrations. Keep up thre good work\"yes\"

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By Lenka on Dec 16, 2014

What kind of sugar you add? Thanks :)

By Hanadi on Jul 11, 2014

I love this recipe!! I tried maaaannnnyyyy recipes before but this one is the best so far!! I especially love the topping, amazing!! Really,, thanks for sharing it here.

By daman on Apr 4, 2014

I'm definitely gonna try this soon...I have a question though in general if u have a recipe that calls for more than one eggs which substitute is better when it comes to baking light n fluffy cakes or muffins??? I have gone through your egg substitute chart but they are all for one egg...once I tried a recipe of muffins and substitute the 2 eggs with one tbsp. vinegar and one tsp baking powder but the end result wasn't gud...the taste was chalky I guess that's bcos of the excessive baking powder.pls help my ques again are 1.if u need to substitute more than one eggs what would be the best substitute from ur chart? 2. to compensate the need of 2-4 eggs can we mix n match two or more substitutes together in a recipe ?if yes that wat would be the ideal mix n match ? pls shed some light to these questions from your experience.sorry for too long message.

By Shoumisha on Dec 1, 2013

Thank you for the wonderful recipe. I had the reduce the cooking time as the first batch was a tinny winny too dry. Having said that the toping makes the whole différence, just delicious.

By radha on Nov 8, 2013

Made the muffins. They were delicious ! Thank you

By Mandy on Sep 17, 2013

Thanks for the recipe! These muffins are delicious and my little girls love them a lot. I don't have the plain yogurt at home, so I substitute with blueberry Greek yogurt (low fat less sugar version). And it still works out beautifully. I will make it again for my church event next week. ;)

By A j on Jun 15, 2013

Does it have to be maida flour. I have regular flour????

By suchita on Apr 29, 2013

hi DK.. yesterday i tried this receipe ... muffin come out yummy .. thank you so much 8)

By Sherri on Apr 8, 2013

Do u have to have yogurt ?

By Provincentlol on Apr 5, 2013

hello DK, for the cup,may i know what kind of cup are u using?

By rosemarie on Mar 10, 2013

I baked this recipe just a while ago and the muffins turned out to be so yummy!!! I cannot believe that I baked it and delicious. I bet my students would love this. THANK YOU FOR THE RECIPE!!

By susan on Feb 11, 2013

can i still make these without electric mixer?? I dont have one, but want to make these...can i?? let me know please.Thank you

Oh I don't own an electric mixer either. That's an hand mixer in the picture :) You can use your hand to do the same, trust me it needs a cartload of muscle :) - but yes, its doable. --DK

By Julia on Nov 30, 2012

Delicious! The yoghurt was a pleasant surprise! :wink: Thank u!

By Anupriya on Oct 6, 2012

Hey i cnt find paper lined cups..will my muffins turn out fine without them..or will they stick?

By ketki on Aug 20, 2012

how can you make them in a microwave??

Pls refer my "tips" section --DK

By Christine on Jul 13, 2012

Thanks for sharing the step-by-step photo tutorials! Very helpful!

By Irshana on May 13, 2012

I made diz muffin today..It came out very well..ThankQ so much for diz recipe.. :)

By Irshana on May 13, 2012

I made diz muffin today..I came out very well..ThankQ so much for diz recipe. :-D

By Smita on Apr 28, 2012

Hey, I made these muffins and they turned out to be really awesome, thanks a lot for the wonderful recipe, infact i did it again at my aunt's place and it was loved by all... :-D

By sanchita on Jan 1, 2012

Recipe looks very easy n yummy to but i have one question that, Can we use sweetened condensed milk instead of egg ??? :?:

By Vidhya on Dec 21, 2011

love it...

By Ranjani on Jul 13, 2011

Very nice recipe...I used raisins instead of choco chips..

By kathakali on Jun 24, 2011

hi,dis is a super like muffin recipe.i would like to try this recipe on coming weekend.

By Aarti Sawale on Jun 28, 2010

Hi DK, I have same question and doubts wat pinky has and another is where would we get chocolate chips. THanks , aarti

I do now own an Convection oven hence I do not personally know the solutions to the queries. But I have guest post at chef in you by a resident expert who uses m/w convection oven to create her bakes. Pls read this post. It might help u with your queries. as for the chocolate chips, I am not sure where you live. In the US we get in any of the local stores. You should be able to find in any stores which has baking products. Ask your local large grocery shops for details. They might be able to help - or else post this question to the Chef In You forum - with your location. Someone from that location might be able to help

By Gaya on Jun 8, 2010

This is the best muffin recipe i have tried. Thanks for the wonderful recipe

By sonal on Apr 21, 2010

hi dk ,i recently made these muffins on my daughter's bday and they turned out super kewl and awesomely yummy..thanx a ton for sharing the recipe and special thanx for the egg subsitute in this recipe..will soon post this recipe with ur link ofourse and my pics .. :-D

By Uma Sodah on Apr 19, 2010

Hi, the muffins look really yummy!! would definitely try it and thanks for sharing it with us :)

By Sharmilee on Apr 15, 2010

Fluffs soo much..?! muffins are in my todo list for long sure will try this!

Surprising isnt it? It sure does and looks absolutely wonderful too :) --DK

By Cooking Foodie on Apr 15, 2010

These look good... love chocolate chips poking out...

By Divya Vikram on Apr 13, 2010


By on Apr 13, 2010

Chocolate chip muffin look delicious.

By Parita on Apr 12, 2010

I love the idea of topping, muffins look incredibly delicious!

By pinky on Apr 12, 2010

hey...i had one BIGGGGG doubt..hope u can help me...i have a samsung trio...its a microwave cum convection questions are 1) Can i bake using a nonstick muffin pan with paper lined cups....the paper lined cups wont burn in the oven is it? if i cant use these what else can i use...pls suggest :) 2)Can i use aluminium foil inside this oven ??? or should i use it only in the convecton mode and not in microwave mode? 3)can i use the plastic film sheet inside the oven ...if i ever need to cover and cook??? PLEASEEEE Help me as i wanna make all he yummy things u have mentioned..Thanks a ton :)

By Indhu on Apr 12, 2010

Hey.. I used all the ingredients you had used and made a loaf cake instead of muffins :) that cake was based on the hazelnut loaf cake that you had posted sometime back.. must send the pictures to you for "FMKTY" :)