Chocolate Chip and Nut Muffins

By DK on Apr 12, 2010
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
Basic Information
Prep Time: Under 30 min
Cook Time: Under 30 min
Yield: 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
In a bowl, cream butter and sugar together.
Chocolate chip and walnut muffins Recipe
Add the egg whites slowly and beat it along with the butter mixture.
Chocolate chip and walnut muffins Recipe
Add yogurt and vanilla and mix well.
Chocolate chip and walnut muffins Recipe
Combine the flour, soda,powder and salt together in another bowl
Chocolate chip and walnut muffins Recipe
Add it slowly into the creamed mixture until moistened.
Chocolate chip and walnut muffins Recipe
Fold in the chocolate chips gently.
Chocolate chip and walnut muffins Recipe
Line a muffin pan with paper-lined cups and fill it 2/3rd full with the batter.
Chocolate chip and walnut muffins Recipe
Combine the topping ingredients in a bowl.
Chocolate chip and walnut muffins Recipe
Sprinkle this mixture over the batter.
Chocolate chip and walnut muffins Recipe
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.
Chocolate chip and walnut muffins Recipe
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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34 Responses to “Chocolate Chip and Nut Muffins”
  1. Lenka

    What kind of sugar you add? Thanks :)

  2. Hanadi

    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.

  3. daman

    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.

  4. Shoumisha

    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.

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