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Triple Chocolate Muffins

Triple Chocolate Muffins

If you like chocolate, then you will love Triple Chocolate Muffins. These muffins are made with cocoa powder and packed with chocolate chips. Rich, moist, and full of flavor in every delicious bite, these muffins are what chocolate fans dream of!

I have a slight annoyance. That annoyance is the fact that chocolate and breakfast usually don’t go hand-in-hand. In my opinion, when is chocolate not a good idea, right?!?!


…if you add the word ‘muffin’ somewhere in the mix, suddenly it doesn’t seem so bad. Chocolate pancakes. Chocolate Crepes. Triple Chocolate Muffins. See what I mean? Perfect breakfast foods without the bad reputation or judgements.

Now, I must admit, living with a chocoholic, there is really never a bad time to enjoy chocolate anything. So, when I asked him what he thought of chocolatey chip muffins, his eye’s lit up.

Making the Perfect Triple Chocolate Muffin

One of the great things about these tasty muffins is how easy they are. They can be prepped in about 10 minutes, and baked in 20. From getting your mixing bowl out to pulling your finished muffins out of the oven, the entire process is half an hour.

This recipe uses oil instead of butter, which will help to keep them nice and moist. Using half and half and Greek yogurt also help in making them rich and locking in the moistness. I feel that all of this is very important, as who wants a dry muffin? Ummm…nobody, that’s who!

One quality of the perfect muffin is that raised top. You know exactly what I am talking about. While baking, the muffin top domes up and creates the favorite part of the muffin. I don’t know about you, but I feel that the top always has more flavor, extra moistness, and perfect consistency. This is achieved by starting the oven at a higher temperature, then after a few minutes of baking, reducing the temperature for the remainder of the baking time.

The end result is a decadent muffin full of flavor and chocolate in every…single…bite!

Tips and Tricks

Use Fresh Ingredients – You’ll want to make sure that your baking powder is not expired. Generally, baking powder should be replaced every 6 months. One easy way to ensure that your baking powder is replaced on time is to write a date on the lid 6 months out from when you open a new container. When that date is approaching, it’s time to replace your baking powder.

Don’t Overmix – Overmixing will result in a dryer, flatter muffin. It is important to only mix your ingredients just until they are incorporated together. Anything more, and you risk overmixing.

Don’t Open Your Oven – Opening your oven too early during the baking process can make your muffins deflate. Once they deflate, getting them to rise again will be near impossible. It’s best to leave the oven door shut throughout the baking process until the total baking time is almost up. You can test your muffins when there are 2-3 minutes left on your baking time.
** Keep in mind that ovens do bake differently, so some will bake faster while others will bake slower. You also don’t want to overbake, as this will dry out your muffins.

For another bakery-style muffin recipe, check out Blueberry Streusel Muffins

Triple Chocolate Muffins

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Serves: 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 20 minutes

If you like chocolate, then you will love Triple Chocolate Muffins. These muffins are made with cocoa powder and packed with chocolate chips. Rich, moist, and full of flavor in every delicious bite, these muffins are what chocolate fans dream of! Serve with a cup of coffee or a glass of milk to make the perfect breakfast combo.


  • 2 cups + 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup non-fat Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1/2 cup oil (canola or vegetable)
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips
  • 1 cup white chocolate or milk chocolate chips



Preheat oven to 425° F. Line a 12-count muffin pan with cupcake liners.


Mix flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl


Whisk the eggs, yogurt, oil, vanilla, and half and half until just combined in a medium bowl


Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and gently fold together with a spoon until incorporated well, but just combined.


Add the chocolate chips and gently mix in, being careful not to overmix the batter.


Evenly distribute the batter between the 12 muffin liners, filling all the way to the top of each liner.


Bake for 4-5 minutes at 425° F, then reduce oven temperature to 350° F and bake for an additional 15 minutes. A toothpick should come out clean when inserted into the center of muffins.


Cool muffins for 20-25 minutes before removing from pan.


  • 377 Calories
  • 48.4g Carbohydrates
  • 35mg Cholesterol
  • 18.4g Fat
  • 2.4g Fiber
  • 7g Protein
  • 8.2g Saturated fat
  • 218mg Sodium
  • 29.4g Sugar


Muffins should be enjoyed within 1 week of baking. If they cannot be eaten within a week, they can be frozen in an airtight container for 2 months.

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  • Reply
    ayleen french
    July 3, 2021 at 10:22 pm

    You need to make this for me please!!!

  • Reply
    July 5, 2021 at 8:33 am

    Great tips! Not over-mixing is a thing that I struggle with so much.

    • Reply
      Ashley Kosky
      July 8, 2021 at 5:12 pm

      It can definitely be tricky. Even now, if I am making something new, I sometimes overmix. It can definitely be tough to gauge when it’s ‘just right’, but definitely gets easier the more you bake! Thanks for reading!

  • Reply
    July 5, 2021 at 9:20 am

    These look so good! I love how you’ve labeled them as breakfast!! much better than a bowl of oatmeal!!

    • Reply
      Ashley Kosky
      July 8, 2021 at 5:13 pm

      Haha…yes, Chocolate > Oatmeal, always! Thanks for visiting!

  • Reply
    July 5, 2021 at 10:32 am

    I will be making these soon!!?

    • Reply
      Ashley Kosky
      July 8, 2021 at 8:23 pm

      You’ll have to let me know what you think! Thanks for visiting!

  • Reply
    July 5, 2021 at 10:04 pm

    Great recipe. Thanks

  • Reply
    July 6, 2021 at 5:59 pm

    These sound amazing! Will try this recipe out this weekend:)

    • Reply
      Ashley Kosky
      July 8, 2021 at 8:22 pm

      You’ll definitely have to let me know what you think! Thanks for stopping by!

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    Amy McCullagh
    July 7, 2021 at 9:22 am

    These sound amazing! And the addition of Greek yogurt makes them moist, and more “breakfasty”! Can’t wait to bake these.

    • Reply
      Ashley Kosky
      July 8, 2021 at 8:21 pm

      Thank you so much! The yogurt is definitly a little bit of a ‘lighter’ addition versus sour cream or full fat yogurt. The recipe will work great with either of them, too, though! Thanks for visiting!

  • Reply
    July 7, 2021 at 10:16 am

    These sound amazing! I agree that chocolate is good at any time of day. We add chocolate to breakfast all the time. And these muffins sound like a perfect road trip breakfast for my teens.

    • Reply
      Ashley Kosky
      July 8, 2021 at 5:10 pm

      There’s really no BAD time for chocolate, right? Perfect way to start the day right! Thanks for visiting!

  • Reply
    July 7, 2021 at 11:20 am

    These look and sound delicious.

  • Reply
    July 7, 2021 at 2:38 pm

    These sound and looks so delicious. As a baker myself, I love looking up recipes so that I can make some for my family. Can you change the chocolate to white chocolate? My husband loves white chocolate.

    • Reply
      Ashley Kosky
      July 7, 2021 at 5:41 pm

      Absolutely! One of my variations is half semi-sweet and half white chocolate chips, but you can definitely use all white chocolate. You’ll have to let me know how your husband likes them if you make them! Thanks for visiting!

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    Lester White
    July 7, 2021 at 6:46 pm

    This will make the perfect “bread” to go with my morning omelette! I can’t wait to try it! Seriously looks mouth drooling delicious.

    • Reply
      Ashley Kosky
      July 8, 2021 at 5:09 pm

      Yes, they would go wonderfully with an omelette! I’ll definitely have to try that one (and coffee, of course). Thanks for visiting!

  • Reply
    July 7, 2021 at 9:19 pm

    Oh my goodness theses sound delicious

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